“Michelle and Yao: Get the picture? Both stand tall for Special Olympics” in the Chicago Tribune shows two Olympics stars with very different physiques but similarly iconic athletic careers—decorated figure skater Michelle Kwan and Houston Rockets star Yao Ming—as they promote the Special Olympics in Athens. Kwan and Yao are both Special Olympics global ambassadors, and Kwan, who has been involved with Special Olympics since 2005, recently joined the Special Olympics board of directors.
Yao, who is Chinese, and Kwan, who is Chinese American, had both attended the 2007 World Games in Shanghai but never met before sharing a dinner table in Athens.
“I know I'm short,” Kwan said, laughing. “But Yao is taller even when he was sitting, and I was standing next to him.”
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