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In Canada, there's no question that winter sports are a part of our culture. Our tried and true sports like hockey will always be a staple, but more extreme, non-traditional sports have experienced intense growth in recent years, taking our winter culture to new heights.
For years, the International Olympic Committee has sought to attract a younger crowd to tune in as the best athletes from around the world battle in sport. But never has the Olympics drawn such inspiration from another games as it has for the Sochi Olympics, where half of 12 new events come directly from the Winter X Games -- an action-packed extreme sport competition.
During the wait, I had probably asked my coach, Toben, about five times what I should do about the speed. He shrugged, "You'll just have to feel this one, Kaya." Well, I felt it. The flow was there. I wasn't competing for anything or anyone but myself and instead of having the weight of the world on my shoulders, I was carrying everyone along for the ride.
I'm Kaya. I travel the world throwing myself off big ski jumps, flying 75+ feet through the air doing different flips, spins and grabs at events like the X-Games. Just over four weeks ago while training on Mt Hood I experienced an ACL tear in my knee for the third time...
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