Hometown Heros Light Up Sochi
The Winter Olympics have a special sway in our region, and our affinity for snow sports is only part of the reason. Dozens of athletes with ties to Vermont are competing in Sochi, Russia, including a few who are medal contenders. Monday on Vermont Edition, sports contributor Andy Gardiner reviews how Vermont competitors performed in the weekend events and we share in the excitement of the competition still to come.
Also in the program, writer Peggy Shinn gives us a behind-the-scenes perspective on the Olympics. The Rutland writer works for the U.S. Olympic Committee as a writer for TeamUSA.org, where she covers the athletes' performances in Sochi.
And, we hit the sliding track in Lake Placid where professionals, Olympic hopefuls and tourists learn to bobsled. VPR's Sage Van Wing reports from the Mount Van Hoevenberg Olympic Complex that was host to the 1980 Winter Games.
Broadcast live on Mon., Feb. 10 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.