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Olympic Parents Share In the Glory and the Spotlight


“We didn't talk. We hugged forever,” his mother said. “And then I said, ‘I love you.’”

No Olympic athlete makes it to the top alone.

It usually requires a major support system, and a lot of rides to and from practice.

When the cameras turn to the stands, they often find proud parents who are more nervous — or celebratory — than any of the fans at home. (Who could forget Aly Raisman’s parents nervously swaying in their seats during the 2016 Rio Olympics?)

Here are a few of the Olympic parents capturing attention during the Pyeongchang Games.

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Sportsmanship, Olympics Parent