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Winter success at the Paralympics

March 20th, 2018

After the success of the XXIII Olympic PyeongChang Winter Games, the 12th Paralympic Winter Games shortly followed.

With nearly 570 athletes from 49 different nations taking part in 80 events, with a total of 241 medals being handed out. The United States came out top of the medal table with a total of 36 medals, 13 of those gold. However the biggest cheer of the games was reserved for the last but one day of competition, when Sin Eui-hyun won the first winter Olympic gold for South Korea in the 7.5km seated cross-country ski race.

The games were a great success and there was no need for the initial worry about low ticket sales as over 343,000 tickets were sold. That’s 16,000 more than Sochi 4 years previous, 100,000 more than 2010 Vancouver and more than double 2006 in Torino.

If you think you have what it takes to become a Paralympian then get in touch and we can help with your insurance.

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Pyeongchang Winter Olympics 2018

February 10th, 2018

The hope for the PyeongChang is to ‘expose new generations of potential athletes to the power of winter sport’ so if these Olympics inspire you be sure to get in touch if you need any winter sports insurance.

So check out the best bits of the magical opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics 2018:

This will be a Winter Games with…

  • 7,500 torch bearers
  • 2,018 support runners
  • 102 different events
  • 7 sports
  • 15 categories
  • 2,914 athletes
  • 92 National Olympic Committees
  • And the coldest temperatures at a Winter Games for more than 20 years!

Not only will it feature the white tiger mascot, Soohorang but for the first time it will also include athletes from Ecuador, Eritrea, Kosovo, Malaysia, Nigeria and Singapore.

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Winter X Games Twenty-Two

January 30th, 2018

This January witnessed the 17th consecutive Winter X Games to be held in Colorado.

From January 25th to January 28th participants from all over the world battled it out in 18 different individual events over 3 categories. The team from the United States took top spot in the leaderboard with a total of 24 medals, with Canada and Norway taking up second and third place consecutively.

Check out the highlights from Winter X Games Aspen ’18, it includes David Wise on the SuperPipe winning his 4th Winter X Games gold medal and Jamie Anderson taking top spot in the Women’s SlopeStyle.

You can also catch Cody Matechuk wining the BikeCross and Chloe Kim coming from behind to win SuperPipe gold with a best score of 93.3 which included back to back 1080s!

So if you fancy yourself as the next Chloe Kim or David Wise then why not get started with Snowboarding? Or if you are off on a snowboarding activity trip soon and need insurance, why not get in touch and see what we can offer!

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