Michelle Kwan, 5-time World Figure Skating Champion, 2-time Olympic Medalist, and Senior Advisor for the U.S. Department of State, shares Sports United's winter sports photos and well wishes in the 2014 Winter Olympics and Paralympics. To learn more please visit http://eca.state.gov/programs-initiatives/sports-diplomacy
Transcript: (Michelle Kwan's voice) Every four years the world gathers to compete in the Olympic Games.
To rediscover the phenomenon of connection
That transcends differences of team uniform, language, and culture
Which is powered by shared universal passion
for love of the sport.
Hello, I am Michelle Kwan, and here at the U.S. Department of State we believe the Olympics games are a time to showcase the power of sports to promote cultural understanding among people around the world.
So we wish all athletes good luck as they compete in the 2014 winter Olympics and Paralympics.
CC: Use of Sled Hockey photo from http://www.flickr.com/photos/popejon2/