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Olympian Mikaela Shiffrin Is Captain Marvel In Winter Olympics Promo

The superhero influence is everywhere.  From your favorite Nabisco snacks to Hanes underwear, you can't shake a cape without touching something comic books have infiltrated. This influence now includes the most prestigious sporting events in the known universe, The Olympic Games.

NBC, the official broadcast carrier of the Olympic Games, tweeted this photo of Olympian Mikaela Shiffrin during a promotional shoot for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games:

22 year old Shiffrin is sporting the most FABULOUS Jamie McKelvie Captain Marvel inspired speed suit while holding her skis. Mikaela competes for Team USA in slalom and giant slalom ski events.


Turns out that Team USA and uniform company Spyder partnered with Marvel for these uniforms, and they were officially debuted in February, previously covered by Bleeding Cool here.

Pretty great that the most respected sporting team is using superhero iconography, and specifically, the uniform of a female character. Hopefully this bodes well for the future of the upcoming Marvel film Captain America starring Oscar winning actress Brie Larson as the title character.

Two members of Team USA during the Alpine World Cup reppin' the Carol Corps.

The 23rd Annual Olympic Winter Games will take place in Pyongyang South Korea beginning on February 9th 2018 and continuing until the 25th.

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Mary Anne ButlerAbout Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool. 

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

 Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

 Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional
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