No mountains, turn to freestyle!

Introduction Alpine skiing events are dominated by countries who have the luxury of snow capped mountains, for obvious reasons. Figure 1 shows that 85% of Alpine skiing medals at the Olympics have been won by only 7 countries. The mountainous countries appear to have a monopoly on the medals and the obvious question is; can countries without established ski […]

The golden decade – next stop Vancouver 2010

It’s all downhill from here After the worst winter for 47 years, the snow has finally gone.  I miss it already and now I’m looking forward to virtual winter  from the comfort of my armchair courtesy of the BBC and the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.  Britain is not best suited for winter sports since we […]