U.S. figure skater Kwan to visit S. Korea

U.S. figure skater Kwan to visit S. Korea

WASHINGTON, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- U.S. figure skater Michelle Kwan will visit South Korea as part of the State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the department said.

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Figure skater chosen to represent U.S.

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Champion figure skater Michelle Kwan, 26, has been chosen to represent the United States government as the first U.S. public diplomacy envoy.

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Michelle Kwan is Disney spokeswoman

BURBANK, Calif., Feb. 16 (UPI) -- The Walt Disney Co. Thursday signed figure skater Michelle Kwan to a multiyear contract as its celebrity spokeswoman.

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Kwan skips practice session

TURIN, Italy, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Michelle Kwan skipped her Olympic practice session Saturday and expressed concern that she would be fit enough to compete in next week's figure skating event.
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Michelle Kwan
NCP2000040101 - 01 APRIL 2000 - NICE, FRANCE:.Michelle Kwan wins Ladies Gold at 2000 World Figure Skating Championships ..tt/Tom Theobald. UPI.......

Michelle Wingshan Kwan (simplified Chinese: 关颖珊; traditional Chinese: 關穎珊; pinyin: Guān Yǐngshān; Jyutping: gwaan1 wing6 saan1; born July 7, 1980) is an American figure skater. She is a two-time (1998 & 2002) Olympic medalist, a five-time (1996, 1998, 2000, 2001 & 2003) World champion (a record bettered only by Sonja Henie among ladies skaters) and a nine-time (1996, 1998–2005) U.S. champion (the all-time record, as tied with Maribel Vinson-Owen).

She competed at a high level for over a decade and is the most decorated figure skater in U.S. history. Known for her consistency and expressive artistry on ice, she is widely considered one of the greatest figure skaters of all time.

For well over a decade, Kwan maintained her status not only as America's most popular figure skater but as one of America's most popular female athletes, consistently making the top ten on many such polls and lists (often as the only figure skater) even years after she had stopped competing. During the decade of her reign Kwan enjoyed unprecedented popularity and amassed numerous multi-million dollar endorsement deals, starred in multiple TV specials and was the subject of extensive media coverage.

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