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February 10, 2014
Having founded the British Virgin Island Ski Association, halfpipe skier Peter Adam Crook is only the second person to represent the Caribbean territory at the Winter Games.
"Competing in Sochi has become such a big goal of mine over the last few years," says the 21-year-old Caribbean skier. Although he started skiing in 2,001, the absence of a National ski federation in the British Virgin Islands meant that Crook could not compete on the international scene. With the help of his father, Crook persuaded the British Virgin Islands to sanction the creation of a ski federation to allow him pursue his dream of a Olympic Winter Games participation.
"We had to explain exactly what ski halfpipe was," said Crook, who now spends most of his time training on the snowy slopes in Utah rather than on the sandy beaches of the British Virgin Islands.