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Team USA's Julie Chu on her journey to 4 Olympic Medals, and a look inside the Beijing Games

USA Caitlin Julie Chu (13) upset on ice after losing Women's Gold Medal Game - Game 20 vs Canada at Canada Hockey Place. Vancouver, Canada 2/25/2010.
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USA Julie Chu (13) accepting a silver medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics - Game 20 vs Canada at Canada Hockey Place. Vancouver, Canada 2/25/2010.

The US Women's Hockey team are perennial favorites to win a gold medal every 4 years. Since 1998, the US squad has finished among the top 3 in every Winter Olympics. That’s in part thanks to retired American forward Julie Chu.

This week on Disrupted, a conversation with the Connecticut native on breaking barriers and competing for gold at the Winter Games. Plus, a look at the biggest story lines coming out of Beijing.


  • Julie Chu : 4-time Olympian and former captain for the US Women’s Ice Hockey Team. She’s now the head women’s ice hockey coach at Concordia University
  • Stephanie Apstein : Senior Writer for Sports Illustrated, covering the 2022 Winter Olympics from Beijing

This week's episode was produced by James Szkobel-Wolff, Zshekinah Collier, and Catie Talarski.

Disrupted is available as a podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. Subscribe and never miss an episode!

James Szkobel-Wolff is a producer for the Connecticut Public Radio’s weekly show 'Disrupted,' hosted by Dr. Khalilah Brown-Dean.
Zshekinah Collier is a producer for Connecticut Public Radio’s weekly show 'Disrupted.' Previously she was a Radio Production & Storytelling Intern and contributed to 'Audacious,' 'The Colin McEnroe Show,' 'Seasoned,' and 'Where We Live.'
Dr. Khalilah L. Brown-Dean is an award-winning scholar at Quinnipiac University, author, and host of 'Disrupted' on Connecticut Public.
Catie Talarski is Senior Director of Storytelling and Radio Programming at Connecticut Public.
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