Eleven-year-old Charlotte Nebres is the first black girl to star in this year’s rendition of “The Nutcracker,” which has been ongoing since 1954. Nebres, whose mother’s family is from Trinidad and her father’s family is from the Philippines, attends the School of American Ballet. Nebres said it just reaffirms that nothing can hold her back. […]
Who says you can’t compete in the Olympics while carrying a baby?
At 30, Kristie Moore is five months pregnant and competing as an alternate on the Canadian team at Vancouver. Moore is the third woman in Olympian history to compete while pregnant. She also comes from a family of curlers, her mom even curling while 7-8 months pregnant with Moore’s brother.
Originally, Moore didn’t qualify to be on the Canadian team, but she was notified to be part of the team weeks after finding out she was pregnant.
For the most part, curling is a safe sport unless there are (rare) crashes between players. As of now, Moore is sitting on the sidelines more than playing, but she will have to participate if Canada is to reach and qualify for the gold medal.Watch a video of Kristie Moore being interviewed and learn more about curling: