Sun Valley Approved as Official Olympic Training Site
SUN VALLEY, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Olympic Committee has approved four new training sites in central Idaho.
The Idaho Mountain Express newspaper reports that Sun Valley will open Olympic training sites for alpine skiing, freestyle skiing, freeride skiing and snowboarding starting this summer. Previously, the Sun Valley location was just approved for Nordic skiers. The site had served as Olympic and Paralympic training grounds for three years. Sun Valley ski officials say it's unknown whether the new training sites will include programs for Paralympic athletes.
Luke Bodensteiner with the United States Ski and Snowboard Association says it's unprecedented for one location to have five approved Olympic training sites. Currently, the U.S. Olympic Committee has approved 17 training sites throughout the country.