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Famous Olympic Skiers

Skiing Olympic Players: Skiing is a sport that can be enjoyed only in cold countries, as snow is the base for this sport. Skis, which are used to move on ice, are elongated conjunctions attached to the boots. There are two main types of skiing, which include Alpine style and the Nordic style. The Nordic style is the oldest type of skiing. In these two styles, what is different is the binding style.

The other styles of skiing include Cross Country Skiing, Back Country Skiing, Alpine Skiing, Alpine Freestyle, Military Skiing, Kite Skiing, Para Skiing, Nordic Jumping, Nordic Skiing, Telemark Skiing, Randonnee Skiing and Ski Joring.

Skiing was discovered by Skadi, who is known as the snowshoe Goddess. It was initially a way of traveling over loose snow from one place to another. Presently International Ski Federation regulates the laws and rules of the sport for the competitions. The national association organizes competitions in each country. In America, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association plays a major role for the development of sport.

Hermann Maier is one of the great Olympians in skiing. He is a gold medal winner at the Olympics. He received gold medal in the Nagano Winter Summer Games, bronze and silver medals in the Turin Winter Summer Games of 2006.

The Greatest Skiers at the Olympic Games
Players NameRepresenting CountryGenderGold MedalSilver MedalBronze MedalTotal Medals
Bjorn DaehlieNorwayM84012
Alberto TombaItalyM3205
Hermann MaierAustria M2114
Julia MancusoUnited StatesF1214
Benjamin RaichAustria M2024
Jean-Claude KillyFranceM3003
Tommy MoeUnited StatesM1102
Lindsey VonnUnited StatesF1012
Picabo StreetUnited StatesF1102















Team USA defeated team Serbia to win its third straight basketball gold medal in Men’s Basketball tournament. The winning team’s coach Mike Krzyzewski was utmost delighted with his team’s victory on the final day of Rio 2016 Olympic Games. USA won by a 19-15 lead and this is their 25th straight victory at the Olympic Games in addition to the 15th straight victory in the basketball tournament. 

Mo Farah of Great Britain has bagged the gold by winning the 5000 meters final and completed the double double. According to media reports, with this victory Farah has become the second man in the history of Olympics to be able to successfully defend his 5000 and 10000 Olympic championships. His victory is being hailed on Twitter with some calling him the greatest long distance runner of all time. Meanwhile, the silver medal has gone to Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo and Dejen Gebremeskel of Ethiopia has bagged the bronze.

In the women's event, Caster Semenya of South Africa won the Olympic gold in the 800m. She won in one minute 55.28 seconds.  Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi won the silver medal and Kenya's Margaret Nyairera Wambui bagged the bronze.

Chen Long of China has taken gold medal in the Rio Olympics 2016 after defeating Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, who has won a silver in men’s badminton today. Lee was facing pressure not to lose the match. He beat Lin Dan of China in the semi-final. Lee and Lin, both are considered to be the best players of their time. With Lee’s defeat, Malaysia has missed out the chance of getting an Olympic gold medal.


Italy came up with a win and is heading to men's volleyball final against Brazil, after defeating USA. The US men's volleyball team tried all their survival skills, but could not stand in front of Italy. The winning team's thriller was 30-28, 26-28, 9-25, 25-22, 15-9. After it was over, US coach John Speraw said that the team was not skilled enough and they did not execute on some of the opportunities, which Italy flawlessly did

French boxer Estelle Mossely celebrated her 24th birthday by winning a gold medal in Women’s lightweight boxing championship. She defeated China’s Yin Junhua after the end of four rounds that had the two defending champions leveled on the scorecards of three judges. The bronze medals were earned by Mira Potkonen of Finland and Anastasia Beliakova of Russia.

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