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The 2011 ESPY Awards - Press Room

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 13: Olympic downhill skier Lindsey Vonn (R) and sister Karin pose in the press room after Vonn won the ESPY for Best Female Athlete at The 2011 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 13, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Siblings of famous Olympians

July 23, 2012

No athlete makes it to the Olympics on their own. They rely a tight-knit support group that comforts them after a heartbreaking loss and celebrates every thrilling victory. That group often includes Olympians’ siblings, who may not be as athletically gifted or famous, but whose support is crucial to their success. --By Pauline Vu