2014 Sochi Olympics

Megan McJames

Three-time Olympian Alpine Skier, Megan McJames is retiring after 22 years of ski racing. She started racing with the Park City Ski Team at the age of eight. She competed in the Vancouver Games with the US Ski Team and then in the Sochi and PyeongChang Games as an independent athlete. Carolyn Murray has this:

Megan McJames made the US Ski team in 2005 and skied with the organization until 2012.  She was injured in 2011 and competed through the end of the season when she was cut in 2012 from the US Team. She says her drive to continue racing is hard to describe. 

On this episode, Chris and Nell kicked off the show with a conversation about the U.S. meat industry and it's impacts on the environment with Emily Cassidy, a research analyst with the Environmental Working Group. They then moved on to news items including Chines coal, Indonesian shrimp and western groundwater.

Monika Guendner

Olympians from the Sochi Winter Games and Paralympics were honored Saturday with a parade down Main Street. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

Summit County will cheer on nearly two dozen Olympic athletes who participated in the 2014 Winter Games and Paralympic Games this Saturday. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

Schedule of Events

The Youth Sports Alliance has pinned down enough Olympic and Paralympic athletes who will be in town at the same time to put together a community-wide celebration for those who made their country and their city proud in Sochi, Russia. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

The glory of the Socchi Olympics is now down in the history books, but the Olympic spirit is ramping back up for the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.  Lynn Ware Peek has more. 

The athletes of the U. S. Ski and Snowboard Association aren't taking much of a break after the Sochi Olympics.  Spokesman Tom Kelly had a roundup of the intercontinental action last week.  Rick Brough has more. 

The Winter Olympics are over and done, but there's something the Games have left behind. It's inspiration for the aspiring winter athletes of Park City. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Park City resident and bobsled driver Steven Holcomb will be bringing home two bronze medals for his time in Sochi. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

Herwig Demschar

Park City resident and a member of Team Australia Dominic Demschar competed in his first Olympics, turning in a respectable 39th finish out of 109 competitors in the Men's Giant Slalom.  KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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