Posts tagged olympics

IOC confirms 3 finalist bid cities for 2022 Winter Olympics | Ski Racing

SkiRacing.com reports:

"The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee unanimously agreed that Oslo (NOR), Almaty (KAZ) and Beijing (CHN) would progress from the applicant city phase to the candidate city phase in the bid to host the Olympic Winter Games in 2022.

The decision was based on a technical analysis of the cities’ applications submitted earlier this year. The analysis and subsequent report were made by an IOC-appointed working group of Olympic Games experts who assessed each applicant city’s potential for successfully staging the Olympic Winter Games 2022.

Each city was encouraged to produce a bid best suited to their own unique circumstances, with plans that reflect their own specific vision for how the Games can benefit their cities and regions and ensure positive, sustainable legacies for their populations.”

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Slopestyle Asks, When Is a Risky Sport Too Dangerous?

Is Slopestyle too dangerous for the Olympics? Hear from the experts in this story in the New York Times >

“This is something I’ll learn from…and the next Olympics I go to I’m sure as heck not getting fifth.” — Mikaela Shiffrin

Meet David Wise: Freestyle Skiing World Champ Eyes History

Check out the profile of one of our newest Olympic superstars >

Looking for a skier to crush on? We nominate Gus.

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Gus Kenworthy.This 22-year old may be awfully young, but we think he’s a worthy ski crush, because:

For starters, he just won a silver medal >

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He’s got those eyes that make you just wanna dive in…

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But that’s not all. This boy’s got a big heart…

He rescues puppies >

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He’s from Telluride, Colorado.

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But when he was visiting New Zealand, he posted this pic on his twitter:

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Clearly he knows he’s gonna get some gay fans with that one.

He’s making America proud in Sochi, and we’re all too happy to send our Valentine’s Day affection to Russia, with love!

Follow Gus on Twitter >

Russian Gay Nightclub Strives to be a Haven Despite Attacks

Vintage Soviet propaganda posters just got an LGBT makeover >
Is Shaun White is seeing the future — and passing the torch?

Is Shaun White is seeing the future — and passing the torch?

9 Reasons to Love Openly Gay Snowboarder Belle Brockhoff

She’s an amazing athlete, vocal critic of Russia’s anti-gay laws, and an inspiration for athletes across the globe.
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found my olympic event

cheerssdarlin:

found my olympic event

@TLRD: XXL, a Norwegian sports and outdoor clothing retailer across Scandinavia, created an ad to coincide with the Sochi Games that sends a message in support of the LGBT community: sport is for everyone, no matter what team you play for.

Many athletes take part in the commerical, including former world champion footballer Anders Solum, alpine skier Edward Beach, and frisbee player Sune Wentzel. The music was written by Tommy Tysper, a Swedisn songwriter and producer now based in L.A.

ESPN video: Taking A Stand In Sochi

This video is historic; it’s the first time that a US Olympic snowboarder has come out publicly. Callan Chythlook-Sifsof competed on the US team at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, but did not qualify for Sochi. We’re very proud of you, Callan!