But it is what kids have been doing across the globe at ski areas and resorts for years. In terrain parks in the U.S. from coast to coast, skiers were riding every rail they could find and hucking themselves off mounds of snow wherever possible.
With the shift, this year’s Celebration on the Grand activities will be held the evening of Friday, July 4. The Amway Family Fireworks event will cap off the event shortly after dusk Saturday, July 5. In addition, admission remains free to both downtown Grand Rapids events.
What started this trend? Is it made of something delicious that only Olympians know? Is it some kind of well-kept secret if you bite the medal you get special powers?
”There are only so many things to do with a medal, and the excited champions are usually appeasing requests from the gallery of Olympic photographers when they bite down on their booty,” said David Wallechinsky, president of the Netherlands-based International Society of Olympic Historians.
Samuel Bode Miller has won more major races than any other American male alpine skier in history.
The 36-year-old New Hampshire native is heading into what may be his fifth and final Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. While some critics see Miller as past his prime, Miller knows how to make a lasting impression on the slopes, skeptics be damned.
“I have so many more of the pieces in place now to make me feel solid and capable of putting together the exact performance I’m going to need on a given day in a race,” he said.
Traveling to Russia can have its share of ups and downs.
While one gets to experience new culture and surroundings, it also means leaving your favorite bar, club or hangout behind.
Finding one that suits your desires when overseas in places like Russia can be difficult and frustrating.
Luckily, customer reviews and tour guide Pavel Senkiv, who has an affiliation with Sochi Magazine, helped narrow a long list of nightspots in Sochi, Russia, to explore during the Sochi Winter Olympics.
Just make sure to shake off your jet lag quickly, because there's a nine-hour time difference between Sochi and Grand Rapids.
Dominique James "DJ" Nolff, a 20-year-old Michigan State University student from Middleville, was pronounced dead at 9:23 a.m. this morning resulting from multiple gunshot wounds, according to police and Sparrow Hospital officials.
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