Olympic Athletes from Russia hold odd press conference in tiny office

Olympic Athletes from Russia hold odd press conference in tiny office

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Marissa Brandt, left, will play for South Korea in the Winter Olympic and her sister Hannah Brandt will play for the U.S.

Marissa Brandt, left, will play for South Korea in the Winter Olympic and her sister Hannah Brandt will play for the U.S. (Photo courtesy of the Brandt family)

Of the two daughters Greg and Robin Brandt raised in the suburbs of St. Paul, Minn., it was Hannah who was more fascinated with the culture and customs of South Korea than Marissa, whom the couple had adopted from that country as a 4-month-old. The girls went to Korean culture camp together and Hannah was an eager camper, entranced by the hanbok — a traditional Korean dress and outfit — and the language and food, while Marissa wanted to assimilate and be like every other American kid.

In Minnesota, that meant…



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