Gretchen Bleiler is a name you need to know for Sochi

Gretchen Bleiler is one of the names you need to know when the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics gets going early next month. Gretchen Bleiler received a lot of publicity in October of 2011 when she appeared in ESPN the magazine’s “Body Issue.” Although the main star of that show was soccer star Hope Solo, pretty much naked almost on the cover.

32-year-old Gretchen Bleiler is an halfpipe snowboarder from Toledo who currently resides in Aspen.

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Wrigley Field Rink Hosts Winter Olympic Sport Demonstrations

By Paul M. Banks

When it comes to Olympic sports, both the city of Chicago and Wrigley Field itself have had the eyes of the world upon them in the past year. Chicago was one of four finalists competing to host the 2016 Summer Olympics before losing out to Rio last October. On New Year’s Day 2009, Wrigley Field hosted one of ice hockey’s premier events, the NHL Winter Classic featuring the hometown Blackhawks versus their hated rival Detroit Red Wings.

On the evening before the Opening Ceremonies for the Winter Olympics, the Chicago Cubs and World Sport Chicago hosted a Winter Olympics kick-off celebration and free community skate at the Rink at Wrigley Field.

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