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Around Town: Olympians with local ties make headlines at Winter Games

Original post made on Feb 12, 2022

In the latest column, news about Olympians with ties to Palo Alto at the Winter Games, Hulu's new trailer about the rise and fall of Theranos and a Stanford student competing in this year's Jeopardy! National College Championship.

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Posted by dontliveinCA
a resident of another community
on Feb 14, 2022 at 2:07 pm

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Does anyone know yet if Eileen Gu gave up her US citizenship to be on the Chinese team? If so, that is reprehensible. She was born and raised in the USA. I read that she is doing the Olympics for China because they have such a huge population that it will benefit her financially as she can sell her "brands" to more people. If that is the case, Stanford should not be proud to have her as a student. Too bad it seems to be all about the money these many sports.

Posted by chris
a resident of University South
on Feb 14, 2022 at 4:33 pm

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Stanford has enrolled many, many Chinese citizens over the years. Gu made her decision when she was 15. She is advancing her career, not unlike a large number of students from the US and around the world. We'll see if her career goals interfere with her education at Stanford.