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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 […]

Sochii Flag Bearers

Sochii Flag Bearers

Just in case you were watching the opening ceremonies last night and there was a flag bearer who caught your eye, I have more detail here. Panagiota Tsakiris – Greece – Cross Country Skiing Panagiota is a 23 year old three time Olympian cross-country skier from Greece. Her best finish was 66th in the 2006 […]

The Lange Girls – Alpine Skiing

The Lange Girls - Alpine Skiing

Who are the Lange Girls you ask? Lange is a ski boot manufacturer. For decades, they have been producing posters of what basically back in the 50’s and 60’s were called “pin-ups”. Originally, they were just no-name models posing with Lange gear but the models became affectionately known as “Lange Girls”. Here’s some of the […]