I always thought that learning to ski wouldn't be for me, I considered it to be a pretentious sport, something my lack of balance and fear of speed would prevent me from doing. Then, one day in my late twenties I found myself on a dry slope, with a group of like minded people taking the initial step's of learning to ski.
Yesterday in the centre of Beirut the army blocked off roads after a suspicious vehicle was found. It apparently contained some explosives and was thought to be a booby trap. At around the same time, Olympic skier Jackie Chamoun, currently in Sochi competing in Alpine skiing, was the talk of social media when images and video footage of her posing without much on, emerged.