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photo / Wallfoy.com
FROM LEFT TO
RIGHT: u Mikaela
Shiffen races down
the GS 2017 Audi
FIS Ski World Cup
Finals in Aspen.
u With all her
Mikaela as one of
eight athletes in its
u Athletes train for
aerial events at Deer
Valley. u Shaun
White, winner at the
US Grand Prix held
at Mammoth Mountain, is focusing on
Chloe Kim: Snowboarding - was too young for Sochi at the age
of 13. She has since won two X Games titles and became the first
woman to score a perfect, 100-point run and land back-to-back 1080s.
Chloe is the daughter of South Korean immigrants.
Shaun White: Showboarding - has changed coaches and
dropped the slopestyle event since finishing fourth in Sochi. Shaun is
now focused solely on halfpipe, and won the last US Grand Prix at
Mammoth Mountain, California, after finishing 11th at the Winter X
Link into the US Ski and Snowboard site at http://ussa.org/ for
all the latest news regarding the Team USA selections, athletes, schedules and the medal count for all the disciplines.
The Far West Ski Association appreciates the dedication and
hard work of all the athletes and coaches, and wishes them great success in their Olympic endeavors. ss
Do you know that YOU can
be in the OLYMPICS?
by Gary Seaton
Different cities host
different sports. Some
of them are:
Archery, Men's Basketball,
Billiards, Bocce Ball,
Bowling, Golf, Handball,
Pickleball, Race Walk and
Run, Racquetball, Shuffleboard, Women's Soccer,
Men's Softball, Women's
Tennis, Table Tennis, Track
and Field, Men's Volleyball
and Women's Volleyball.
. . . the Senior Olympics - that is - for
people 50+. You would play against people
of your own age bracket. There is a wide
range of sports for participation. "Fit After
Fifty" isn't just a goal for us, it's our mission
and our passion.
Some sports are team oriented (you
bring your own team) and some sports are
individual. This is about the fun and competition. The comradery is great! And, it
gives you a fabulous excuse to stay in shape.
I play Men's Senior Olympic Volleyball
in San Diego, Pasadena, Las Vegas/Henderson (Nevada), and Phoenix, Tucson and
Prescott (Arizona). Each city hosts their
own games once a year. Some of the cities
even have tennis.
For more information, contact Gary at
(714) 745-0661 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winter Sports Legacy
Center & 1960 Olympics
by Amanda Wiebush
Interim Executive Director
1960 USA Nordic Ski Team poses in front of the McKinney Creek
cross-country venue scoreboard. photo by Bill Briner
The Squaw Valley Ski Museum Foundation was
established in May of 2008. The Foundation is
dedicated to the establishment of the proposed
Squaw Valley Olympic Museum and
Winter Sports Heritage Center.
Mission: The Squaw Valley Ski Museum Foundation
(SVSMF) collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets western skiing heritage and celebrates the legacy of the 1960 Olympic Winter Games.
Vision: As a center for western winter sports history and
culture, the museum researches, educates and enhances awareness of the evolution of skiing in the Sierra Nevada for present
and future generations.
Our Goal: To operate a year round, world-class museum
that celebrates the 1960 Winter Olympic Games and the rich cultural legacy of skiing and winter sports heritage in the Sierra Nevada. It will be a community-based venue featuring interpretive
tours, interactive displays, educational programs, traveling exhibitions, collection management, research, and special events - including a Ski Hall of Fame.
With one of the highest concentrations of Olympic and
World Cup athletes anywhere in the world and an Olympic
Games, both athletes, spectators and the world will never forget;
the Sierra Nevada deserves a world class museum in a location
easily accessible to all who visit North Lake Tahoe.
Current Status: The SVSMF is working through the site
application process with Placer County for the proposed permanent location at Squaw Valley Park, at the entrance to Squaw
Valley from Highway 89.
If you would like to support the museum by writing your
congressman or county supervisor, to speak at an event, to donate or to learn more, please visit our website at:
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