From Scandanavian winter travel to North American snow cowboy racing.
The Winter Paralympics is well underway now but a few weeks ago, Bloomberg spoke to the three-time Paralympic medalist Millie Knight about her challenges with blind alpine skiing and her relationship with her guide, Brett Wild. And congrats to Millie for her bronze medal in the women’s downhill, vision impaired event yesterday!
What’s “shoop, shoop, shoop” in Turkish?
Could we see plastic bag skis on the slopes in Milano Cortina 2026?
Alexander joins a host of Jamaicans who have featured at the Winter Games, but he has the distinction of being the first in alpine skiiing.
‘In essence, ski ballet is figure skating on skis. Can you do it on a flat surface like an ice rink? No, because you need some downward momentum to be skiing but it’s a very gentle slope. A short run is two minutes and a long run is four minutes.’
Ikpefan is the second consecutive Nigerian Olympian at the Winter Games, after Seun Adigun appeared in two-women bobsled in 2018.
If only there was a Konami code for the athletes in real life, eh?
Get to grips with all the sports at Beijing 2022.
Relive Nagano 1998 with the official Olympic film right here.
‘As children we used to play football and cricket, but there was no playground around us. Skiing was the only convenient sport for us.’
Ah you think darkness is your ally? You merely adopted the dark. I was born in it, molded by it. I didn’t see the light until I was already an Olympic champion, by then it was nothing to me but blinding!
With speeds of over 150 mph, speed skiing isn’t for the faint of heart—or the Olympics.
Back in my day, we used animal hide for ski boots!
It’s nearly skiing time!