From The Vail Daily newspaper:
The Youth Olympic Games take place in Norway Feb. 12-21, 2016, in many of the same venues that were used in the 1994 Olympic Games. Dubbed the greatest innovation of the International Olympic Committee since the Winter Olympics were launched in 1924, the Youth Olympic Games this year will be complete with an Olympic Village, part of a more than $10 million dollar investment from the International Olympic Committee.
Rakai Tait moved to Eagle a couple of seasons ago.
“My family moved us here so we could focus more on snowboarding,” he said. “My parents have been so supportive of me and my brother, getting us out here so we could train on 22-foot superpipes and all the opportunity the Vail area has to offer.”
Now a full-on local, Tait is sponsored by Minturn-based Weston Snowboards, and will be flying high out of the Oslo halfpipe on a Weston.
“We’re really excited for him,” Weston owner Barry Clark said. “He’s a good kid with a lot of talent.”
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