Yesterday we witnessed the official opening of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, and despite the controversy surrounding the event, the Russians put on a good show. This show wasn’t however, without its mishaps… There was an Olympic ring that … Continue reading
Following our previous post we caught up with racer, blogger and author of ‘Skiing isn’t Everything’ Tucker Marshall to find out a bit more about his career and how racing was going the other side of the Atlantic… 1. How … Continue reading
A great read for current and ex-racers, as well as their parents. Looking back on my days as a snow competitor you really do realise skiing isn’t everything and there are more important things in life. Still, that doesn’t mean I didn’t love it, and I would not swap those racing days for anything!
Ski races are not known to be the happiest places on earth. You’ve got a few different personalities in the crowd at a ski race, and this is how it usually breaks down.
You’ve got the winner. This guy is psyched. He just beat everyone there. The only thing he is trying to figure out is a good response to the question, “how’d it go?” “Oh, I won,” sounds too pompous, “I did pretty good,” too cavalier. Seriously, it’s an awkward question for the winner, but they’ll figure out that you beat them later so for now, a simple “great” usually does the trick.
Next you’ve got the guys who were close, literal and relative to skill/age. They like to keep that smile on their faces and congratulate those around them, which is usually genuine. They are content but not satisfied. At the back of their heads there is this incessant nagging…
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With the 22nd Winter Olympics days away from starting, Team GB have published the list of athletes who will be representing Britain in Sochi. The lucky contenders in the skiing and snowboarding stakes shapes up a little something like this… … Continue reading
Following Michael Schumacher‘s skiing crash in the French resort of Meribel a few weeks ago, (he recently underwent a third surgery), and the many discussions that were sparked over the use of helmets whilst on the slopes, we thought we … Continue reading
Have you been wondering who’s going to be representing Team GB in the ski racing stakes at next month’s Winter Olympics? Well look no further, these are the four individuals hoping they’ll be on the plane to Sochi in just … Continue reading
Yesterday Lindsey Vonn announced via her Facebook that she will no longer be competing in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. The American said, “The reality has sunk in that my knee is just too unstable to compete at this … Continue reading
It’s the New Year which means it’s time to get organised and make some resolutions! And if one of those New Year’s resolutions happens to be getting fit or doing some more exercise, then why not give skiing a try? … Continue reading
So it’s 2014, and Marlies Schild has ensured she’s gone into the new year smiling after achieving the record-breaking 35th win of her World Cup career. After a lack of competitive racing since her 9th place finish in the World … Continue reading
It’s Christmas, and the last thing anyone wants at this time of year is to be ripped off. Unfortunately, this has been the sad case for a number of people who have been caught out by an online ski holiday … Continue reading