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Latino population in U.S. keeps growing, but not number of Latino athletes in the Olympics

Fox News Latino

August 19, 2016

Fox News Latino - While there are a number of reasons why Latinos are so underrepresented among U.S. athletes at the Olympics, experts say it mainly comes down to economic and cultural factors.

"A lot of these sports require highly specialized training and for a lot of Latino families that is just not affordable," Jorge Iber, a professor at Texas Tech University and the author of "Latinos in U.S. Sport: A History of Isolation, Cultural Identity, and Acceptance," told FNL. "You have a lot of families who can't even afford for their sons and daughters to play high school sports.

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