Hope Solo has played for U.S. junior national soccer teams before joining the full U.S. national team in 2000. Her senior debut came in an 8–0 win over Iceland at Davidson, North Carolina in April 2000.She was named a member of the Olympic team in 2004, making the 2004 Olympics in Athens. Hope Solo has become the team’s starting goalkeeper since 2005. She has recorded several clean sheets and once went 1,054 minutes without allowing a goal. At the 2011 FIFA World Cup, she was awarded the Golden Glove as the tournament’s best goalkeeper also the “Bronze Ball” award for her overall performance.
Hope Solo has appeared on the US TV programme ‘Dancing with the stars’, making it all the way through to the show’s Semi-Final. Hope will appear on the panel discussion on Thursday 8th March 2012 at 17:45pm “Sport and Entertainment: Bridging the Gap”.
General Commissioner of the Global Sports Forum Barcelona Lucien Boyer commented: “I am delighted to announce that Hope Solo has joined the line-up in Barcelona for this new edition. 2011 was an exciting year for Hope, with such an impressive performance at the FIFA World Cup coupled with her involvement in the hit American TV show ‘Dancing with the Stars’. She will be able to give us a fascinating insight into how sport and entertainment can come hand in hand and I look forward to hearing from her next month. “
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