Just in case you were wondering

Just in case you were wondering

Yes we are returning. Like clockwork we resurface every two years to highlight the female athletic form. In a little over two weeks, Oglympics (pronounced Ogle-lympics) will emerge from hibernation to once again provide fresh content. Once again, throughout the Olympics, I hope to provide you with, at a minimum, a daily dose of the […]

Therese Johaug - Norway - Cross Country Skiing (Sochi edition)

Therese Johaug – Norway – Cross Country Skiing (Sochi edition)

Therese Johaug is a 25 year old cross country skier for Norway. Sochi will be her second Olympics. She previously competed in Vancouver where she came home with a gold medal in the 4x5km relay. She’s also a repeat Oglympian, having appeared here in 2010 also. In Sochi, she’s already competed in three events and […]

Maria Hoefl-Riesch - Germany - Alpine Skiing

Maria Hoefl-Riesch – Germany – Alpine Skiing

Maria Hoefl-Riesch is a 29 year old Alpine skier from Germany. Sochi will be her second Olympics. She participated in five Alpine events in Vancouver in 2010 winning two golds – one in Slalom, the other in Super Combined, and placing in the top five in the other three – the first women to ever […]

Kelsey Serwa - Canada - Freestyle Skiing

Kelsey Serwa – Canada – Freestyle Skiing

Kelsey Serwa is a 24 year old Ski Cross Freestyle skier from Canada. Sochi will be her second Olympic Games. In Vancouver in 2010 she place 6th. She was the FIS 2011 Ski Cross world champion so she will be among the favorites for Sochi (the event ended earlier this morning but in the spirit […]

Olga Graf - Russia - Speedskating

Olga Graf – Russia – Speedskating

Olga is a 31 year old speedskater from Russia. Sochi is her first Olympic Games. Olga wasn’t even on my Oglympics watch list coming into these games. However, she vaulted onto the site with her bronze medal in the women’s 5000m – or I should say she got there immediately AFTER her performance. It seems […]

Mirjam Jaeger - Switzerland - Freestyle Skiing

Mirjam Jaeger – Switzerland – Freestyle Skiing

Mirjam Jaeger is a 31 year old Swiss Freestyle Skiing Halfpipe specialist. Sochi is be her first Olympics. MIrjam competed in the halfpipe yesterday and finished 6th after qualifying ninth. Personal Links: Website Facebook Twitter Instagram Mirjam also models professionally so getting images of her isn’t a problem, narrowing them down is. Here’s my choice […]

Gabriela Soukalova - Czech Republic - Biathlon

Gabriela Soukalova – Czech Republic – Biathlon

Gabriela Soukalova is a 24 year old biathlete for the Czech Republic. Sochi is her second Olympics as she competed in two events in Vancouver in 2010 finishing well out of the running in both events (16th in a relay and 60th in an individual). However, in Sochi with one event to go, Gabriela has […]

Jackie Chamoun - Lebanon - Alpine Skiing

Jackie Chamoun – Lebanon – Alpine Skiing

Jackie is a 22 year old alpine skier from Lebanon. Sochi will be her 2nd Olympics. She participated in the Slalom in Vancouver in 2010 where she finished 54th. She’s entered in the same event in Sochi and is not expected to be a contender. Her best finish in an world championship was last year […]

Alena Zavarzina - Russia - Snowboarding

Alena Zavarzina – Russia – Snowboarding

Alena is a 23 year old Russian snowboarder who will be competing in her second Olympics. She place 17th in the Parallel Giant Slalom competition in Vancouver in 2010. In Sochi, she will be competing in the same event (competition completed earlier today but in the spirit of not spoiling it for those that will […]

Ina Meschik - Austria - Snowboarding

Ina Meschik – Austria – Snowboarding

Ina is a 23 year old Austrian Snowboarder who will be competing in her second Olympics. At Vancouver in 2010, she placed sixth in the Parallel Giant Slalom. She will be participating in the same event in Sochi today and will be one of the favorites (in the spirit of non-spoilers, I won’t disclose her […]

Isabella Laböck - Germany - Snowboarding

Isabella Laböck – Germany – Snowboarding

Isabella is a 27 year old German snowboarder who competes in Parallel Slalom and Parallel Giant Slalom. Sochi will be her second Olymmpics. At Vancouver in 2010, Isabella placed 15th in the Parallel Giant Slalom. She was the 2013 FIS World Champion in Parallel Giant Slalom. She competed in the Parallel Giant Slalom today (the […]

Vanessa-Mae Vanakorn - Thailand - Alpine Skiing

Vanessa-Mae Vanakorn – Thailand – Alpine Skiing

One of the more interesting human interest stories at Sochi is that of Vanessa Vanakorn, or as she is better known, Vanessa Mae. Vanessa Vanakorn is a 35 year old alpine skier who will compete in the Giant Slalom for Thailand Vanessa-Mae is an internationally known British concert violinist and recording artist. How this all […]

Lolo Jones - USA - Bobsledding

Lolo Jones – USA – Bobsledding

Lolo Jones is a bobsledder from the USA. Sochi will be her first Winter Olympics although she participated in the two Summer Olympics as a 100m hurdler, where she finished fourth. Her selection to the bobsled team was not without some controversy. Personal Links. Website Facebook Twitter Instagram I love this caption of her first […]

Déborah Anthonioz - France - Snowboarding

Déborah Anthonioz – France – Snowboarding

Déborah Anthonioz is a 35-year old French snowboarder who is appearing in her second winter Olympics. She was the silver medal winner is snowboard cross in Vancouver. She had an uneventful appearance in Sochi, getting through the first round of snowboard cross but getting eliminated in the quarterfinals. Here’s a self-video she posted on You […]

Darya Domracheva - Belarus - Biathlon

Darya Domracheva – Belarus – Biathlon

Darya Domracheva quite possibly will wind up being the biggest medal winner of the Sochi Olympics. She is a 27 year old biathlete from Belarus who is competing in her second Olympics. In Vancouver,her best finish was third in the women’s 15K individual race. She had an inauspicious start in Sochi where she finished 9th […]

Lindsey Jacobellis - USA - Snowboarding

Lindsey Jacobellis – USA – Snowboarding

Lindsey is a 28 year old snowboard cross racer from the United States. Sochi will be her third Olympic games. Website Twitter Facebook Instagram She is generally considered to be the best snowboard cross racer in the world and typically cleans up at the Winter X games (she’s won 14 X Games medals). When it […]

Elena Nikitina - Russia - Skeleton

Elena Nikitina – Russia – Skeleton

Elena is a 21 year old Russian Skeleton racer. She won the European Championship in 2013. Sochi is her first Olympic Games. Going into this morning’s finals, she sits in third place with an excellent chance to medal. Here she is winning the European Championships Personal links: Wikipedia VK (Russian Facebook) Courtesy of VK, we […]