Scottish quartet in SNO!ympics action
SKIING: They’re starting them young in looking ahead to the Winter Olympics.
On Thursday, four Scottish ten-year-olds will be representing Scotland in the Ice Age SNO!ympics at Milton Keynes SNO!zone.
Tiaan Wright, Ruaraidh Scott and Mhairi Crooks and Georgia Crooks, who are two of three triplets, were all nominated by Glasgow’s Bearsden Ski Club before being singled out by the event’s organisers to represent Scotland.
Inspired by the Ice Age films and the success of the London 2012 summer Olympics, the SNO!ympics will see children from as young as six compete in miniature versions of Winter Olympic sports.
Schools and clubs from across the UK compete in five events on the snow and ice, in celebration of the release of Ice Age 4: Continental Drift on Triple Play and DVD.
Amy Williams, Great Britain’s 2010 Skeleton Bobsleigh gold medal winner, said: “It is great that this event is encouraging children to attempt a simplified and fun version of winter sports. I didn’t pick up a Skeleton Bobsleigh until I was 18 and I wish I could have been given a similar opportunity when I was much younger.”
Gordon Scott, General Manager of Bearsden Ski Club, said: “The Sochi 2014 winter Olympics are looming large and all involved in snowsport are passionate about igniting the flame in our next generation of athletes.”
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