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For Kids In Sports, Parents Must Play Well Too

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Becoming an athlete takes sweat and sacrifice, sometimes by the whole family. As the world watches Olympians go for the gold in London, host Michel Martin is joined by three dedicated sports moms to talk about how parents can encourage their children in athletics. Martin speaks with Janet Hill, mom of NBA player Grant Hill, Janis Meredith, mom of three athletes and Binte Adebiyi, mom of a professional swimmer and Olympic hopeful in the Skeleton race.
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