• All Eyes On Sochi: Oakley’s Performance Elite Are Ready For Their Shot At Glory in Russia

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    Posted 6 months ago by John Ohail

    The time is here and the time is now. Some athletes have fought their whole life to make it to this moment. For other’s it’s a repeat chance at Olympic glory. Either way, the stage is set for the biggest winter sporting event in history. Every four years, winter athletes of all kinds gather at a predetermined spot in the world to compete for hardware that is unparalleled by any other award. This time around, all eyes will be on Sochi, Russia,

  • Aksel Lund Svindal Wins Lake Louise Super-G; Women Fly At Beaver Creek

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    Posted 8 months ago by John Ohail

    Aksel Lund Svindal made himself right at home in Canada this weekend, something he’s become accustom to doing. The Norwegian alpine ski racing super star took the super-G title at Lake Louise for the third consecutive year. His finishing time of 1 minute, 28.53 seconds was enough to hold off Austrians Matthias Mayer and Georg Streitberger for first place by a slim margin.

  • Road to Sochi: Team Oakley Athlete of the Week – Mikaela Shiffrin

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    Posted 8 months ago by John Ohail

    As many regions brace for the coming of winter, a handful of the world’s elite athletes prepare to compete on sports’ most prestigious global stage. The 2014 Winter Olympics are upon us and the remote region of Sochi, Russia is set to host the twenty-second edition of the biggest winter sporting event in the world. As the days until the Opening Ceremony count down, we invite you to get to know some of the most passionate, fearless, determined and awe inspiring athletes, some of whom you will undoubtedly see on the podium come February. Each of these athletes strive to compete in Sochi as representatives of their home nations, but are bound together, despite national boundaries, as members of another exclusive team: Team Oakley.

Mikaela Shiffrin

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I'm trying not to have too many expectations, at least not really high expectations. As someone who's very competitive, I'm always going to have some sort of expectation in the back of my mind. To be honest, I've always wanted to win, and I always will want to win.

Date of Birth:
March 13, 1995
Hometown:
Vail, Colorado
Sponsors:
Oakley, Atomic, Leki, Barilla, P & G, Snap Infusion
Hobbies:
Guitar, tennis, music, movies

Career Highlights

    • 8 World Cup Victories - 5 in Slalom
    • Youngest U.S. Ski Champion in History
    • Youngest Female Skier to Podium in World Cup Slalom since Tamara McKinney on Dec. 10, 1978
    • Third youngest American to land a World Cup podium in any discipline behind McKinney and Sandra Poulsen (Feb. 11, 1973)
    • US National SL Champion 2011 & 2012
    • 2012 - US National GS 3rd 2012
    • 2012 - NorAm GS 1st/1st
    • 2012 - 1st - Slalom - Are, Sweeden
    • 2013 - 1st - Slalom World Championships
    • 2013 - 1st - World Cup Levi - Slalom
    • 2014 - 1st World Cup Bormio - Slalom
    • 2014 - Olympic Slalom Gold Medalist