How a Silicon Valley venture capitalist became an unlikely resource to help Tonga's Pita Taufatofua make the Winter Olympics in 12 months

Pita Taufatofua made the remarkable transition from taekwondo to cross-country skiing in 12 months to make the Winter Olympics. He was aided by Paul Bragiel, a venture capitalist, who once tried to make the Olympics in cross-country skiing. Bragiel grew ...

Your Favorite Tonga Flag Bearer's Positive Attitude Toward Losing Is Just What You Need to Get Your Life Together

FRANCK FIFE—AFP/Getty Images By Lena Grossman February 16, 2018 Winter Olympics skier Pita Taufatofua, also known as the shirtless Tongan flag bearer, finished in 114th place during the 15-kilometer freestyle cross-country skiing event, but he’s ...