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Korean Born Marylander Going For Gold In Pyeongchang

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http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/olympics/bs-sp-olympics-thomas-hong-speedskating-20180122-story.html

 

Of the nearly 40,000 South Koreans living in Maryland, according to 2000 U.S. Census data, the Hongs knew no one. They were practicing Catholics, but for a short time they attended a church of another Christian denomination. All that mattered was that they were around other Korean-Americans.

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Cool. What a thrill it must be for him and his family.

Good luck Thomas. 행운을 빈다.

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Since he was born here as a US citizen shouldn't he be on the US team or does he have more allegiance to the country of his ethnic origin?  If that is the case then maybe he should renounce his US citizenship.

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3 minutes ago, Smokey 1 said:

Since he was born here as a US citizen shouldn't he be on the US team or does he have more allegiance to the country of his ethnic origin?  If that is the case then maybe he should renounce his US citizenship.

He is on the US team. And, he was not born here. Other than that, good point. :huh:

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21 minutes ago, Struds said:

He is on the US team. And, he was not born here. Other than that, good point. :huh:

I see, I was wrong because I read part of a different story on the internet that said he was American born but was going to complete for South Korea.  That's what I get for believing a click bait story.

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3 hours ago, Smokey 1 said:

I see, I was wrong because I read part of a different story on the internet that said he was American born but was going to complete for South Korea.  That's what I get for believing a click bait story.

I hate those links; been sucked into a few myself.

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