One skier’s desperate plea to build a Road to Sochi

February 8th, 2014 by

As the ski world gathered for early season in Summit County, Colorado to train for the Olympics, many athletes found their path to Sochi blocked in a surprising way. The tweets of many visiting skiers mentioned their dreams of finding a road to the Olympics. So one young Dutchman, an ex-pat skier living in Breckenridge, decided to do something about the problems of these un-Olympians. As most of us would, he opened Google Maps, but his search found no route. Undeterred, he proposed a simple solution: online fundraising. Here is his plea:

“Hi, my name is Sebastiaan Renooy. I’m an all-right skier who loves skiing. Lots of people have been talking about the #roadtosochi lately. I found out that there is no such thing from America. I can see this be a real big problem for all these people who think they r on a road to Sochi. Please send me money so I can build a bridge for them. I’m hoping on collecting 100 million dollars by the end of the week so i can start building! For more info about my fundraiser go to


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