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About Tom Kelly

Longtime U.S. Ski Team spokesperson Tom Kelly is a noted skisport and Olympic historian who has worked 10 Olympic Games and been in the finish area for 75 U.S. Olympic medals.

Then & Now: AJ Kitt pioneered a new era for American Downhillers

AJ Kitt’s decade-long career with the U.S. Ski Team was a vital piece of U.S. Ski Team history, bridging from the success of downhill stars Bill Johnson and Doug Lewis to a new cast of characters who were soon to command attention. His take-charge attitude helped launch American Downhillers into one of their longest and deepest periods of sustained success.

By |2020-09-24T15:20:38-06:00August 16th, 2020|4 Comments

Then & Now: Lessons from ski racing serve downhiller Andy Mill

At 67, Andy Mill still has that swashbuckling look that helped him stand out as an Olympic downhill ski racer, network sports commentator and star of his own television series. Time has been good to the top American downhiller of the mid 1970s to early ‘80s, who used the skills he learned as a ski racer to carve out a remarkable life.

By |2020-09-24T15:21:57-06:00July 19th, 2020|9 Comments

Remembering Norwegian slalom star Finn Christian Jagge

Norway’s Finn Christian Jagge was a journeyman slalom skier whose career spanned eight World Championships and four Olympics. His passing this week at the age of 54 has brought back memories not just of a ski racer who rode the evolutionary wave of slalom technique in the 1990s, but of a friend who brought charisma and caring for others to the white circus.

By |2020-07-12T10:50:59-06:00July 11th, 2020|1 Comment

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