Jeremy Abbott http://aspenpublicradio.org en Trading Pins & Aspen in Sochi http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/trading-pins-aspen-sochi <p>EDITOR’S NOTE: We are very excited to share the travels of Simi Hamilton’s family to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Over the next few weeks we’ll be sharing dispatches from Ruthie Brown and family as they give you a first-hand, “behind-the-scenes” look at the Olympics.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Trading pins is big business in Russia. Pretty sure mafia controlled. They love Al. We can't get more than 2 minutes through Olympic Park without being stopped for a trade or to get their picture taken with him… or both. Give him a few more weeks in Russia and he's sure he'll be fluent.</p> Sun, 16 Feb 2014 00:26:23 +0000 Ruthie Brown 14359 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Trading Pins & Aspen in Sochi Road to Sochi: Abbott Credits Family for Figure Skating Success http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/road-sochi-abbott-credits-family-figure-skating-success <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As the Olympic Games get closer, athletes like figure skater Jeremy Abbott are working hard to make Team USA. The three-time U.S. champion and Aspen native has yet to deliver on the world stage. Abbott wants 2014 to be the year he takes a medal. With only two spots open on the U.S. men’s figure skating team, the competition is tough. Aspen Public Radio's Marci </span>Krivonen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span></p><p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 23:34:50 +0000 Marci Krivonen 11688 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Road to Sochi: Abbott Credits Family for Figure Skating Success