Meet the Brandt sisters: Olympic ice hockey stars on different teams

Feb. 9, 2018

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When it comes to the Olympics, there are few stories quite as interesting as a sibling rivalry.

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Ice hockey stars Marissa and Hannah Brandt are heading to the 2018 Winter Olympics together.

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But they'll be competing for different teams.

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Hannah, who is 24, will be playing for Team USA.

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Hannah has competed in several world championships for the U.S., while Marissa’s story is a bit more complicated.

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Marissa, who is 25 and a Korean adoptee, will be playing for Team Korea.

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“When I was growing up, I wanted nothing to do with being Korean. ... I just wanted to fit in here and look like my sister and not be Asian.”

— Marissa Brandt to NBC News

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“So actually going back and being able to represent my country, it’s made me more proud of where I’m from.”

— Marissa Brandt to NBC News

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There’s a chance the two sisters will eventually face off: It all depends on how their teams do in preliminary rounds.