I was very excited to hear that I was the winner of the DayTripper TV Photography Competition – both the Grand Prize and first prize in the Portraiture category for the photo below (and I won something in another category as well).
This image was taken in Innsbruck, Austria in January, 2012 during the Youth Olympic Winter Games. My niece, Roni Remme, was invited to represent Canada for Alpine Skiing so twelve of her family/ fan club members made the trip over. On the final day of racing, she delighted her fans when she came in second in the Ladies Slalom event. Immediately after the race, they performed a small ceremony at the bottom of the hill and it was quite snowy. They were actually facing reporters and each were interviewed by television crew afterwards. Then they were whisked away for urine tests and received their actual medals later that night in the ceremony in the square.
The actual medalists for the Ladies Slalom were:
GOLD VLHOVA Petra SVK – Slovakia
SILVER REMME Roni CAN – Canada
BRONZE TKACHENKO Ekaterina RUS – Russian Federation