The world’s best skiers can accumulate up to a dozen passport stamps as they travel throughout North America and Europe during the World Cup season.
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But for the dozens of unfunded U.S. athletes below the “A” team level, travel costs of up to $35,000 per season can be prohibitive.
To ease the financial burden, a group of entrepreneurial U.S. skiers produced a nude calendar in 2017.
At least 19 unfunded athletes participated in the project, titled “Under the Suit: The Bodies of the Ski Team.” Two funded athletes, two-time Olympic champion Ted Ligety and two-time Olympic medalist Andrew Weibrecht, also posed naked to help their unfunded teammates.
“Every once in a while you need to let it all hang out for a good cause,” Weibrecht wrote in an Instagram caption.
The group quickly sold out of the 1,200 calendars, raising almost $60,000. While no more calendars are available, fans can still make a tax-deductible donation to the World Cup Dreams Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Photos of 2018 Winter Olympians in the calendar:
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On Friday, Kellie Barthel pleaded no contest to second-degree murder in the death of Vayda Vasquez. The other charges against her were dismissed.
Investigators seek cause of deadly Montana train derailment
by AMY BETH HANSON, MARTHA BELLISLE and ANITA SNOW Associated Press / Sep 27, 2021
JOPLIN, Mont. (AP) — Federal investigators are seeking the cause of an Amtrak train derailment near a switch on tracks in the middle of vast farmland in far northern Montana that killed three people and left seven hospitalized over the weekend.
The westboundEmpire Builderwas traveling from Chicago to Seattle when it left the tracks about 4 p.m. Saturday near Joplin, a town of about 200. Amtrak spokesman Jason Abrams said the train was carrying about 141 passengers and 16 crew members. It had two locomotives and 10 cars, eight of which derailed, with some tipping onto their sides.
‘Moulin Rouge! The Musical’ sashays home with 10 Tony Awards
by The Associated Press, Nexstar Media Wire / Sep 27, 2021
NEW YORK (AP) — “Moulin Rouge! The Musical,” a jukebox adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s hyperactive 2001 movie, won the best new musical crown at the Tony Awards on a Sunday night when Broadway looked back to honor shows shuttered by COVID-19, mourn its fallen and also look forward to welcoming audiences again.
The show about the goings-on in a turn-of-the-century Parisian nightclub, updated with tunes like “Single Ladies” and “Firework” alongside the big hit “Lady Marmalade,” won 10 Tonys. The record is 12, won by “The Producers.”