Nigerian bobsledders balance their heritages

PyeongChang, South Korea — Growing up in St. Paul, Minnesota, Akuoma Omeoga was raised on Nigerian food, language and culture. Next week, the 25-year-old will represent her parents’ homeland in the Winter Games, hurtling down the bobsled track with her tresses — dyed green as a tribute to the country — flapping beneath her helmet like a flag. "One of the biggest things my parents did was speak the language at home," Omeoga recalled in an interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday.

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