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10 km Cross-Country Skiing Sarajevo Olympics

January 13th, 2010 · No Comments · Skiing-Cross-Country

Highlights of some of the women’s 10 km cross-country skiing event at Sarajevo Olympic Games in 1984. Skiing is not as fun as it used to be.

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Biathlon World Cup 2008-2009

January 13th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Biathlon

Biathlon is winter sports discipline which combines both cross-country skiing and target shooting. As you can see the competitors need to carry their guns with them, and have the added difficulty of getting composed to shoot accurately after cross-country skiing.

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Torino Winter Olympic Snowboard Halfpipe

January 13th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Snowboarding

A competitor at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin in the snowboarding halfpipe competition. I don’t know who it is, but they do some pretty cool moves. The Japanese commentary makes it sound even cooler.

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Lindsey Jacobellis Women's Snowboard Olympics Final

January 13th, 2010 · No Comments · Snowboarding

The complete race of the Women’s Snowboard Cross final at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin. There are a few stacks as expected in these races, though most spectacularly is Lindsey Jacobellis falling just at the end and giving up the gold.

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Women's Ski Cross Race

January 13th, 2010 · No Comments · Skiing-Freestyle

Ski Cross (also known as skiercross or skier-X) is a relatively new type of skiing competition, based on the Motorbike discipline of Moto Cross. It will be held as an event at the Vancouver Winter Olympics for the first time. Here is Jenny Owens competing at the World Cup Ski Cross Championships in Kreischberg Austria 2007-2008.

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Olympics Mogul Freestyle Skiing

January 13th, 2010 · No Comments · Skiing-Freestyle

Jennifer Heil, Canadian freestyle skier from Spruce Grove, Alberta, competing at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turino, in the Mogul Freestyle Skiing event.

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Ted Ligety USA Slalom Skiing Gold

January 13th, 2010 · No Comments · Skiing-Alpine

USA’s Ted Ligety’s slalom skier. Here he is winning gold at the 2006 Torino 2006 Winter Olympics.

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Alpine Skiier Toni Sailer at 1956 Winter Olympics

January 13th, 2010 · No Comments · Skiing-Alpine

The 1956 Winter Olympics were held in Cortina d’Ampezzo. At these Games, Austrian skiier Toni Sailer became the first Alpine skier to win three gold medals – the giant slalom, slalom and the downhill.

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Whistler Downhill Ski Course

January 13th, 2010 · No Comments · Skiing-Alpine

When I first posted this video in 2010, I was in awe of the footage of a world-class downhill skiing course from the view of the skiier. Nowadays with GoPro cameras, it is very common to get the athlete’s view of them performing their sport.

Here is the 1995 Men’s Downhill course on Whistler Mountain.

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Great Curling Shot

January 12th, 2010 · No Comments · Curling

Canadian Jennifer Jones with her best curling shot, to win the 2006 Scott Tournament of Hearts. It is the last rock on the 10th end, and she needed this very difficult shot to come off to win. You don’t have to know the rules, just their response is enough to tell you that they pulled off something special.

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