For Winter Olympics, Ancestry.com says foreign makes America great

CNET | 2/9/2018 | Chris Matyszczyk
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The Winter Olympics has brought into stark focus the notion of what American is and what role diversity plays. Why, a Fox News executive editor, John Moody, suggested these games would be "darker, gayer, different."

In steps Ancestry.com to sprinkle its science upon the conversation.

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In a new ad, the DNA-testing company examined the ethnic mix of some of America's most famous Winter Olympians: the so-called "Miracle on Ice" US hockey team from 1980.

In the ad, team members Dave Christian, Mike Eruzione, John Harrington, Rob McClanahan and Buzz Schneider offer a few words describing the context of their momentous victory.

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"We were more than American," says one player.

"I never realized we were from all over," adds another. "Italian, Middle Eastern, Jewish. Turkey, Iran. That's what makes America what it is."

Oh, please don't tell...
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