Brazil Fast-Tracks Beginner Skiers for Sochi Bid

Dec. 5 (Bloomberg) -- On a recent training day at a dry-slope ski park outside Brazil's biggest city, Sao Paulo, Lais da Silva Souza clips on ski boots and skis before sliding to her starting position on a freshly hosed-down ramp at the Alpine-themed Ski Mountain Park. The two-time Olympian in gymnastics is vying for a spot at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Bloomberg's Tariq Panja caught up with the athlete and her coach, Ryan Snow, on Nov. 12. (Source: Bloomberg)

Most Recent Videos

U.S. GDP Growth Misses Fourth-Quarter Forecast at 2.6%
55:10 - Jan. 30 -- The U.S. economy expanded at a slower than expected pace in the fourth quarter as GDP grew by 2.6 percent while personal consumption topped expectations at 4.3 percent. Bloomberg’s Scarlet Fu reports on “In The Loop.”
  • Will Shake Shack Become the 21st Century’s McDonald’s?
  • FXCM Adopts Poison Pill to Keep Company Control
  • Sanctions on Russia Aren’t Working, Chizhov Says