-- Tapped to win Olympic gold before a devastating knee injury put her chances in jeopardy, Canadian slopestyle skier KAYA TURSKI rebounded this past weekend, winning gold at the X-Games in Aspen, Colorado. She discusses overcoming adversity, and where her Olympic hopes lie now.
Next time on THE WORLD, international athletes get a special visa to compete in the US. Now that includes a superstar from South Korea. His sport? Starcraft 2 - a videogame.Immigration authorities say yes to electronic gamers on THE WORLD.
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-- Nigerian-American athlete ALEX OWUMI discusses his memoir, "Qaddafi's Point Guard: The Incredible Story of a Professional Basketball Player Trapped in Libya's Civil War"... which details the story of how his overseas basketball career led him to play for an athletic club funded by the then-Libyan president.
You've read the stories about corruption, you're heard about the security concerns, but what is Sochi itself like these days, as it gears up for the Winter Olympics? The World's Julia Barton is there, and she'll tell what's happening on the streets, how ready the city is and what locals are saying about all the hoopla.
Also from Russia present to Russia past, St. Petersburg-born writer Gary Shteyngart regales us with tales from his memoir of an immigrant childhood in Brooklyn.
-- Journalist NABILA RAMDANI discusses the François Hollande affair and her Guardian Op-Ed proposing that the job of "First Lady" be scrapped because of the sexism inherent in the role.
-- Q's MEDIA PANEL reconvenes to discuss security concerns around the Sochi Olympics, the latest Rob Ford fiasco, and more. On the panel this week are: National Post comment editor JONATHAN KAY; author, activist and co-founder of Rabble.ca, JUDY REBICK and Toronto Star publisher JOHN CRUICKSHANK .