Olympics and the Worlds- Participiation qualifications
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03-25-2013, 06:21 AM
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True. If Olaf Kolzig had a more anglo sounding name, say like David Beck and had decided to play (assuming he makes the team) for Canada most people wouldn't have known he had any connection to Germany whatsoever.
Same goes for Wojtek Wolski. I guess my point is, if you had a British/Canadian kid in the same situation, people would find it easier to accept he is Canadian due to the name, or they may not even think about it at all.
I remember back in 2008 at the Beijing Olympics when Nastia Liukin won all those medals in gymnastics people were like "hurr durr a Russian won those medals for USA" but she was trained in the US and I bet if she had an English name all the gymnastics casuals who come out every 4 years would be none the wiser.
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