NBC's Olympic Zone Interviews Lawrence Realty's Chiara Gajar
Posted by Larry Lawrence — February 26, 2010
By Chiara Gajar
So the Olympics have been ongoing the last two weeks. Ron and I have been getting much less sleep than usual as we can’t seem to turn the TV off during the late evening coverage. I just love seeing the athletes fulfill their dreams by being at the Olympics. Some of the events I really look forward to, mostly the skiing ones and others I enjoy seeing because I just to get to see them except for during the Winter Olympics. The Olympic spirit has been high here in Squaw Valley as quite a few of the athletes are from Squaw Valley, Tahoe and Truckee. It is especially exciting that our home town girl, Julia Mancuso, won two Silver medals.
Each evening before the prime time Olympic coverage, the KCRA Chanel 3 news out of Sacramento has been doing a live show at the Resort at Squaw Creek called the Olympic Zone. The show includes highlights of the Olympics and then segments on locals somehow related to winter sports and or the Olympics. I was interviewed earlier this week as a former ski cross competitor. The 2010 Olympic Games marks the debut for the ski cross event. It is an exciting sport where 4 skiiers race down a course full of air features and banked turns with the fastest two advancing to the next round. This year there were no American women competing at the Olympics in ski cross.
Mae Fesai, of KCRA news, decided to do a story on me because of my past successes in the sport. Back in 2000 and 2001, I took a gold medal at the Winter Gravity Games and silver and bronze at the X-Games. Here is the interview video they showed earlier this week during this Olympic Zone show. It was a bit of a Hollywood experience. Enjoy the clip.