Laurie Taylor – Team GB Alpine Ski Member

Laurie Taylor – Team GB Alpine Ski Member

Name: Laurie Taylor Hometown: Basingstoke, Great Britain Age: 21 Sport: Alpine skiing Years in the sport: 12 How did you get started in your sport? I started skiing when I was 6 on dryslope before a holiday in Canada. But I first got in to ski racing at the age of 9...
Legacy of the 2012 London Olympics – Did it Work?

Legacy of the 2012 London Olympics – Did it Work?

One of the central themes of London’s winning bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games was a legacy plan that promised to rejuvenate a run-down area of east London and “inspire a generation”. Aware of the failures of some previous Olympics – where stadiums have become...
Team USA Nordic Combined – Ben Berend

Team USA Nordic Combined – Ben Berend

Name: Ben Berend Hometown: Steamboat Springs, Colorado Age: 21 Sport: Nordic Combined Years in the sport: 16 How did you get started in your sport?   I grew up in a small town with ski jumps perched on the ski hill near my house. I skied all over that little hill and...