Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Steamboat Olympians in 2010

Steamboat Springs has the uncanny ability to grow and trains Olympic Athletes. If you want to go the the Olympics it really helps to have been born in Steamboat but if you can't history shows that is it a very good idea to move here to train. It became official today that Steamboat Springs is sending 17 Athletes to 2010 Winter Olympics that will compete in Five Disciplines & For Four Countries at the Winter Games.

From the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club:
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colorado-February 2, 2010-Seventeen athletes with ties to the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club and Steamboat-Ski Town, U.S.A. including Todd Lodwick, five-time Olympian and World Champion; Johnny Spillane, four-time Olympian and America’s first World Champion in Nordic Combined; and Bill Demong, four-time Olympian and World Champion, will represent their respective countries at the upcoming 2010 Winter Games.

“Steamboat has a rich tradition in the snow sports disciplines--Alpine, Nordic, Jumping, Freestyle and Snowboarding--and an Olympic heritage that dates back nearly 80 years,” said Rick DeVos, executive director of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club. “These athletes and coaches will represent four different countries and carry on an Olympic spirit and community heritage that now spans 17 Winter Games.”

Steamboat is known around the globe simply as Ski Town, U.S.A. and has produced more winter Olympians than any other town in North America, now a record 84 and counting. Including the 2010 Games, Steamboat’s Olympians have represented eight different countries, made 148 Olympic appearances during 17 Winter Games. The following 2010
Olympians are currently training or have trained with the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club and will compete in the upcoming Winter Games in Canada.

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1 comment:

Mike said...

I love steamboat, I live in Fort Collins and regularly visit. I can't wait for skiing this winter.