Sweden made skiing history last weekend at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, when it became the first country in 42 years to win both the men's and the women's 4x10-kilometer cross-country relays.
A day after its women's earned a narrow come-from-behind victory, PokerStars SportStar Marcus Hellner skied alone down the final straight waving a Swedish flag on Sunday. Hellner began the forth le[...] Read more » PokerStars SportStar Marcus Hellner Wins Olympic Gold Medal!
Joined: Mar '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 49 (M)
Congratulations to Marcus Hellner on winning a gold medal. I watched these cross country events and have been in awe of the fitness levels of these competitors and they deserve all the accolades they get
Congratulations to anyone who can not only participate but win too in the Russian Summer Olympiade. Oh wait, its february, but the whole place melting like a snowflake on a finger. Also the hotels and the transportations and all other civilzed things should've got a mention too, I mean friggin Bob Costas got an eye infection from the water he showered in. Its really amazing and fantastic that more than twenty years after the soviet empire got smacked up real good by history they are really cant make anything normal and worthwile anymore. Not that the soviets were good at this, but here is the finest example that money cannot buy even clean f*cking water, let alone functioning roads & hotels or competent building contractors. Weather maybe the only thing that shouldt be blamed on them.
Joined: Feb '12
Age: 57 (M)
Posted by doubletop777: Congratulations to Marcus Hellner on winning a gold medal. I watched these cross country events and have been in awe of the fitness levels of these competitors and they deserve all the accolades they get
Some of those skiing events can be VERY gruelling indeed... Takes a LOT of stamina to continually propel yourself in such an energy inefficient manner,...and ESPECIALLY in the bi-athalon where you then have to steady and fire a rifle at 5 targets in succession as fast as you can...!
When it comes to skiing, I much prefer the downhill events...
...but my new found favorite..... SNOWBOARD-CROSS... What a RIOT that must be...!!!
All Time Favorite British Athlete.... Clumsy Galoot Ski Jumper Eddy 'The Eagle' Edwards...