Two weeks and 1,000 panic attacks to go
Jan28

Two weeks and 1,000 panic attacks to go

Tick tock, tick tock. Two weeks. We are leaving the country for the biggest adventure of our young lives… in just two weeks. WHAT??? Don’t get me wrong—it’s not like I’m not thrilled to be doing this. But I’m still just a student in college who wants nothing more than to go crying to my mommy every time I start freaking out and forget how to breathe. Sue me; I’m dramatic. Sadly, my mom won’t be in Sochi. Going to a foreign country is...

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Indiana skier once made his own hills— and now he makes the Olympic team
Jan26

Indiana skier once made his own hills— and now he makes the Olympic team

Growing up in Lawrenceburg, Ind., 19-year-old Olympic slopestyle skier Nick Goepper didn’t have the “traditional” opportunities to excel as skiers growing up in Colorado and Utah did. Despite many months without snow and next to no altitude, Goepper was able to ski in the winter at nearby Perfect North Slopes. Training year-round was more of challenge, though. “I would ski during the winter time, and I would try and find a way to ski...

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How do you get an Olympic hopeful’s number? Ask for it
Jan26

How do you get an Olympic hopeful’s number? Ask for it

In high school, you strived to get the cutest boy’s number or the cell of the “OMG most popular girl evaaaa!” (To be clear, I don’t really talk like this). In college, apparently, you strive to get Olympic athletes’ numbers. I did not see that one coming. When I enrolled in the BSU at the Games immersive-learning class, I expected to be talking with athletes from the furthest distance—a few Twitter questions here, maybe a short...

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VIDEO: Jazmine Fenlator
Jan26

VIDEO: Jazmine Fenlator

  Jazmine Fenlator thrives on the emotion that going 90 miles an hour as the pilot of her bobsled team brings her every race.  

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Hiding your inner fangirl
Jan23

Hiding your inner fangirl

From Park City to Milwaukee to Sochi, I’ve interviewed at least 15 Olympic athletes and hopefuls with the utmost confidence—or so they thought. When I found out I had this opportunity back in August, I thought I was going to totally freak out and go all out on the crazy when I finally got the chance to start interviewing real Olympians, excited squealing and all. Because, yes. I am a fangirl. (Allyson Burger at the Media Summit). It’s...

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