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12 Olympic athletes who want to save the planet

By: Julie Knapp on Feb. 4, 2010, 5:31 a.m.
Julia Mancuso, Women’s Alpine Skiing


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Julia Mancuso, alpine skiing

Mancuso earned a gold in giant slalom in 2006. Nicknamed Super Jules, she climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in 2008 to raise money for Right to Play, which helps underprivileged kids around the world through sports. Mancuso also focuses on the environment with WWF Climate Change and LIV NGO, an organization that promotes global wellness including environmental health.