A flexible nationality

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Big sporting events like the Football World Cup or the Olympics often bring a healthy emphasis on national identity with people putting flags up and wearing national colours with pride.  But what happens when your mum is Russian, your dad grew up in England and your grandparents are Irish – and you are a young American trying to compete in an Olympics?

Teen US-born snowboarder at the Olympics aged just 16

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