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    Real nice work by UnderArmor with the long-track speed skating unis. Very flattering.

    No wonder we suck at speed skating

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post
    No wonder we suck at speed skating

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    Did nobody review the final draft?
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    How a skier managed to compete at the Olympics despite not being very good

    Her spot in the Olympics is a result of the relative lack of depth in women’s halfpipe and the fact that some countries that dominate in the sport, such as the United States, can only send four competitors. Swaney did her part, at least according to the rules for eligibility set forth by the International Ski Federation (FIS), by doggedly appearing at World Cup events — and not falling.

    The minimum requirements for making it to the Winter Games included consistently finishing in the top 30 in World Cup events and accumulating enough FIS points. The former was not a major problem, as many World Cup events did not attract 30 women, and her play-it-safe approach — to perhaps put it far too kindly — ensured that she remained upright and came away with at least a few points.

    According to the Denver Post, Swaney has traveled the world to compete in World Cup halfpipe events, including in China, Italy, France, South Korea, Canada and New Zealand, as well as stateside in California, Colorado and Utah. Her best result was 13th out of a field of 15 competitors in China, when most of the world’s top skiers were at a more prestigious event in the United States.

    “The field is not that deep in the women’s pipe and she went to every World Cup, where there were only 24, 25, or 28 women,” a veteran FIS judge said of Swaney to the Denver Post. “She would compete in them consistently over the last couple years and sometimes girls would crash so she would not end up dead last.
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