No one cares that the water is cold. The kids splash at the lake's edge, play on the small sand beach as older, daring ones splash in the water and peddle kayaks, rowboats and paddleboats. Our pup eyes them all curiously.
It's a familiar story -- we look at the athletes' bodies and they seem unusual somehow. We think about what lengths they might have gone to in order to achieve such an abnormal build. Whatever it is they did, we wonder: Is it natural? Is it healthy?
Jessica Jerome is exhausted. The Park City, Utah, resident wakes up early to teach ski lessons to youngsters. She's working 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. shifts at events at the Sundance Film Festival to earn some cash
Anders Jacobsen of Norway won the third leg of the Four Hills ski jumping tournament at Innsbruck on Thursday to snatch the overall lead from Austria's Gregor Schlierenzauer, who finished a disappointing 11th at home.
Ski jumping is one of the rare skiing disciplines that did not evolve from military, transportation or communication origins. The sport dates back to 1860, when Sondre Norheim, who is still lauded in Norway as the "father of skiing", jumped 30 meters from a rock without ski poles.
The roots of Nordic combined skiing stretch back thousands of years, but competitions are said to have been started by the Norwegian Army in 1767. The first civilian event took place some 75 years later.
World Cup leader Jakub Janda of the Czech Republic narrowly beat Finland's Janne Ahonen in the second stage of the prestigious Four Hills tournament at Garmisch-Partenkirchen on Sunday, his extra style points giving him victory.