All posts by Tom Kelly

Behind the Gold: It’s About Having Fun

Aspen, CO – When  you’re a little kid in a mountain town, hucking air and dropping into steeps is just what you do. As a little ripper in Crested Butte, you don’t even need a terrain park – the mountain’s natural terrain provides all of that. Crested Butte kids were as home dipping their tips into … Continue reading Behind the Gold: It’s About Having Fun

Behind the Gold: Joy of Coming Home

Lake Placid, NY – The Olympic village of Lake Placid, nestled in the Adirondack Mountains of Upstate New York, holds a special charm. The site of the 1932 and 1980 Olympics, it’s a town where the legacy of the Games lives on – a place where memories have been made for athletes over decades. Freestyle aerials … Continue reading Behind the Gold: Joy of Coming Home

Behind the Gold: Hard-Earned Tears

Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany – Over the past decade, Lindsey Vonn has established herself as one of the world’s most notable athletes. People on the street know Lindsey Vonn. They recognize her as an accomplished ski racer and cultural hero of her time – a glamorous woman whose image has graced every level of global media. What they … Continue reading Behind the Gold: Hard-Earned Tears

Behind the Gold: Pain That Never Felt So Good

Val di Fiemme, Italy – Norwegian cross-country skier Heidi Weng stood atop Alpe Cermis screaming. Below, her teammate Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg was challenging Swede Stina Nilsson for third in the seventh and final stage of the Tour de Ski. The screams came with passion deep from within her burned out lungs. Two minutes earlier, she had … Continue reading Behind the Gold: Pain That Never Felt So Good