Monuments to Famous Skiers: During Life and Posthumously

Monuments to Famous Skiers: During Life and Posthumously

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Last week, a monument to a skier was installed in Ufa, Russia. The monument is, apparently, to nobody in particular and a generic skier in bronze is meant to represent local people's affection for the sport of cross country skiing. We could totally empathize with that! The new statue, however, gives us an opportunity to talk about other statues to skiers elsewhere in the world. There are statues, dedicated to active skiers: Charlotte Kalla is the most successful Swedish female skier in recent years. She is also loved by fans. The authorities of her native town, Tarendo, established a statue depicting Kalla in summer 2010, after the Olympic Games in Vancouver, where she won gold and silver medals. The grand opening was on Charlotte’s 23rd birthday. Kalla said it was…
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