Re: Skiing "more complicated" than tennis, Novak is proof of this, says bitter ski da
Ivica is a great skier. He is a somewhat troubled person, and I can see that it runs in the family.
"In January 2003, after winning the slalom at Kranjska Gora, Kostelić told the reporters that before the race he had felt "powerful, all-conquering, like a German soldier ready for battle in 1941", in reference to the June 1941 German invasion of the Soviet Union. Although the Croatian media had largely ignored the statement, the weekly tabloid Nacional picked up the story and published an article featuring previously unreleased statements made by Kostelić from an interview that he gave to the weekly in May 2002. According to Nacional Kostelić said that he was "fascinated" with the scale of the World War II Luftwaffe attack on Britain and gave an opinion on the differences between national socialism and communism saying that "Nationalism was still a healthy system for someone who was ambitious. In communism, we weren’t permitted to be ambitious, and both systems were totalitarian."
Oh yes, and skiing used to have more variety twenty years ago. No snow cannons, no carving, just you and your 3m-long skiis made out of wood in deep powder. No gondolas, you would have to carry them to the mountain.