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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

As Venezuela Keeps Falling – Like Its Most Famous Skier – Expats Try To Stay Relevant


For some of his countrymen, Venezuelan cross-country skier Adrián Solano’s performance in Finland last week was uplifting – even though it involved a lot of falling down. To others it was mucha pena. Really embarrassing. Video, which has since gone viral, shows Solano tripping and tumbling throughout the race course – leading social media to dub him The Worst Skier Alive. Not surprisingly, Solano had never even trained on actual snow before. (He had only practiced with wheeled skis back in Venezuela.) But he eventually made it across the finish line. So whether his countrymen cheer him or jeer him, the man called the world’s worst skier at least gave them a brief distraction – from the fact that Venezuela is the world’s worst economic disaster. More…

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