Do-it-Yourself Olympic Winter Sports
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It happens every four years. You know the drill. The Olympic Winter Games are on TV and you're on the couch, watching an athlete fly off a ski jump or rocket down the skeleton track. And you say, "I wish I could do that!" Or maybe, with braggadocio, "I could do that!" Well, now you can. At wintry spots across North America, average Joes can become Olympians for a day, a week, or eventually (with enough training) at the actual Olympic Winter Games. So whether you want to take aim at a biathlon target in Lake Tahoe or challenge your friends on a ski cross course in British Columbia, we've got the golden ticket. If nothing else, it'll get you off that couch.
Published February 2010. Pictured: Utah Olympic Park's bobsled track.