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Friday, February 21, 2014

Olympic LOVE

I can't help but love it when it's Olympic Year....

I learned about this woman who was a strong
advocate in getting this event into the Olympics.


SARAH BURKE

In 2001, Burke, a former moguls skier who trained with the fellows to master the then- nascent sport of freeskiing, was one of few female skiers to compete in what many consider the first women's ski pipe event at Vail's U.S. Open. In 2005, she lobbied X Games organizers to not just display women skiers in the pipe, but pay them the same purse as men.

Read more: With first women's Olympic ski halfpipe, a dream for late Sarah Burke is fulfilled - The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/olympics/ci_25194189/after-womens-olympic-ski-halfpipe-dream-late-sarah#ixzz2tyykJvzM

Here are the first winners of metals in this event:
Gold: Maddie Bowmand (USA)
Silver: Marie Martinod(France)
Bronze: 
Ayana Onozuka (Japan)

It was nice to see these women pay special tribute to Sarah Burke.






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I am a Lefty. I was born in the Fifties. I am a multi-faceted non-reproductive woman. Mother of four daughters. Married to the "swede" Three handsome/beautiful grandchildren! Love: Family, Christianity, Friends, Home, Garden, Cooking, Pets, Pop up Books, Humanitarian Service,the Great Outdoors,Life and a whole lot more. Yikes I turned Fifty-four this year..... 1958-2012.. Do the math!

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