ADVERTISEMENT
Advertise Here
Archive

Huckleberries Online

Sun Valley Welcomes Back Olympian

From left, silver medalist Australia's Torah Bright, gold medalist United States' Kaitlyn Farrington and bronze medalist United States' Kelly Clark pose following the women's snowboard halfpipe at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, at the 2014 Winter Olympics Feb. 12 in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP file photo/Sergei Grits)

Kaitlyn Farrington stepped off the Delta jet to a hero’s welcome at Friedman Memorial Airport in Hailey — greeted by close friends and family, a band, two mayors and a congratulatory banner held by local snowboarding girls. Then she walked through the glass doors and stepped into a frenzy inside the terminal, where she posed for photos, signed autographs and showed off the gold medal she won in the women’s snowboard halfpipe at the Sochi Olympics. She stopped a couple times to brush away tears. “This is the first time I’ve cried,” Farrington said/Chadd Cripe, Idaho Statesman. More here.

Question: Two of my three favorite Olympian performances, of course, were the ones with Idaho ties — by Kaitlyn Farrington, Sage Kotsenberg — as well as the gold won by the USA ice dance team of Meryl Davis and Charlie White. How about you?


Please keep it civil. Don't post comments that are obscene, defamatory, threatening, off-topic, an infringement of copyright or an invasion of privacy. Read our forum standards and community guidelines.

You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to Huckleberries Online

Get blog updates by email

About this blog

D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

Find DFO on Facebook

DFO on Twitter

Betsy Russell on Twitter

HBO newsmakers Twitter list

Latest comments »

Read all the posts from recent conversations on Huckleberries Online.

Take this week's news quiz ›
Search this blog
Subscribe to this blog
ADVERTISEMENT
Advertise Here