The Little Mountain Town That Could

For two weeks every four years, amateur athletes from around the globe come together to compete and celebrate winter sports, on blades, skis, and sleds. Since the inception of the modern Olympic Games, the event has grown in scope and renown. For many athletes, an Olympic Games is the culmination of years of hard work and determination, distilled down to a few moments — often only seconds — of competition. Spectators thrill at being part of something extraordinary, witnessing the world’s swiftest, strongest athletes in their element.