Friday, January 8, 2010

ski like a girl profiles Katharine Eustace

"One Winter, Five Dreams" Panasonic Vancouver 2010 Athletes Blog

"The five athletes we have chosen to introduce here have overcome a variety of adverse circumstances in seeking the opportunity to compete in the Olympic Games.They may not be “star” athletes, but like every Olympic contender they have a dramatic story to tell. About having meager finances and putting one’s entire resources intro training. About battling the barrier of an aging body before even beginning to face one’s rivals in sport. About going to the Olympic Winter Games from a country without snowfall.And like every athlete who aims for the Olympic Games, they each cherish a special dream in their hearts.It is the strength to believe in one’s dream that makes it possible to keep on trying and overcome all types of adversity. We want to put these athletes in the spotlight and share their dreams and passion for Olympic competition.

Please add your comments to their blogs. Your voice of encouragement will cheer them on to pursue their dreams of Olympic gold. It will help them stay energized, motivated and focused on winning. In this way, you can participate in the human drama of making dreams come true and the thrill of victory.The Olympic Games are a magnificent stage where athletes and their supporters from around the world can celebrate sports together regardless of national borders and cultural differences."

Here is the second of the five athletes.

Katharine Eustace

New Zealand


Katharine Eustace, age 34, has only been participating in skeleton for 2 years and is now 1 of the top 3 skeleton athletes in New Zealand. Katharine started out as a sprinter in Track and Field. As Skeleton is not a popular sport in New Zealand, Katharine is having trouble finding sponsors to help her with overseas competitions and training. She will not know if 1 or 2 skeleton athletes will qualify for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics until the last minute but continues to work on her daily training. Please join ski like a girl in supporting Katharine's Olympic dreams!

Check out Katharine's blog and share you words of support and encouragement as she continues to focus on her dream. And wish me luck in my dream of becoming the Gold Blogger so I can go to the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics and continue cheering on all of the amazing athletes.

Here's the info on the Gold Blogger.

Panasonic also is conducting a global campaign to select a "Gold Blogger" from among the general web users who share Panasonic's passion and help promote the blog, through their blogging and/or other social media activities. Panasonic will provide a place for the Gold Blogger to exhibit his/her skills.
The selected Gold Blogger will be sent to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games to cheer for the athletes and blog about the athletes' activities and competitive performances. The Gold Blogger will represent all who wrote support messages on the website and hand deliver these messages to the athletes. Roundtrip airfare, local accommodation and Game tickets will be provided by Panasonic Corporation!!!!

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p.s. Check back tomorrow at ski like a girl for a profile on Clyde Getty, Argentina, Men's Freestyle Skiing.

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