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Athletes Tell the Story
9 months ago

Athletes Tell the Story

By  •  Olympics

Amidst all the talk of political stability, financial guarantees, public support ratings and Agenda 2020, let’s remember what the Olympics and Paralympics are all about. The athletes.

Our winter sports …
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Persevering as a Sport Pioneer
2 years ago

Persevering as a Sport Pioneer

pi·o·neer, noun 1. a person who is among the first to explore or settle a new country or area. synonyms: settler, colonist, colonizer, frontiersman, frontierswoman, explorer, trailblazer, “the pioneers of …
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The Coach
2 years ago

The Coach

It was a chaotic scene in the finish area of Axamer Lizum outside of Innsbruck, Austria. Two 20-year-old men stood locked in embrace. One was this clean cut young man …
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Leaving a Legacy
2 years ago

Leaving a Legacy

It was a busy weekend for the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team at the World Cup Finals in Falun, Sweden – a far cry from where things were a decade …
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Coming Full Circle
2 years ago

Coming Full Circle

Crowds were packed at the bottom of the halfpipe on a snowy January day at Breckenridge, the last stop of the U.S. Snowboard Grand Prix. It was final run with …
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It’s No Longer A Dream
2 years ago

It’s No Longer A Dream

By  •  Olympics, Ski

Her smile told the story – beaming relentlessly in the glare of the stage lights as she looked out over the thousands gathered in Olympic Plaza. She stared down at …
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Olympians: It’s a Family
2 years ago

Olympians: It’s a Family

Shaun White was humbled, walking on stage to receive his Burton Olympic competition uniform. Teen Maggie Voisin wiped away a tear. There were hugs all around as Olympians gathered on …
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The Tears of Time
2 years ago

The Tears of Time

Sarah Hendrickson stood at the top of the 134 meter ski jump at Holmenkollen, the city of Oslo in the distance. Japan’s Sara Takanashi had just flown 133.5 meters to …
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When the Improbable Becomes Reality
2 years ago

When the Improbable Becomes Reality

Ted Ligety stood in the finish line looking a bit stunned. He stared up to the scoreboard – calculations and probabilities rushing through his mind. Two skiers remained at the …
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Ever Graceful
2 years ago

Ever Graceful

Åreskutan is a magical mountain. At the top, a thick layer of rim ice coats the trees. From the peak at over 1,400 meters you see nothing but wilderness in …
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