Mikaela Shiffrin replaces Lindsey Vonn in the Winter Olympics 2014
Fabulous compilation!! "Winter Olympics 2014: Carrying the flame - Photos - The Big Picture - Boston.com" -- Click through for 31 of the most unusual torchbearing photos I've ever seen. Includes the ISS, this reindeer sleigh, a nuclear icebreaker at the North Pole, a Russian Navy sail training ship, a copper foundry, and more...
Back in 1988, during the Winter Olympics, Dennis Miller opened his sportscast like this: “In Calgary tonight, Katarina Witt won the gold medal in figure skating, prompting Yankees owner George Steinbrenner to fire manager Billy Martin.”
Debi Thomas is the only African-American to win a medal in figure skating in the Winter Olympics, and the first African American to win a medal in any event during the Winter Games.
Naomi Lang, first native american to participate in the winter Olympics. Born in Arcata. I never knew. Link takes you to "10 native americans you should know"
Canada's Shae-Lynn Bourne and Victor Kraatz participate in the Ice Dance event at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano. (CP PHOTO/COA)
I don't care if it's summer or winter, but one day I want to go to the Olympics (as a spectator)!
Norway's Sonja Henie took part in three Winter Olympics from 1928-36 winning gold in figure skating in each Games.