Thursday, February 13, 2014

The Olympic(s) Lists (6 of 10): Athletes with Long Last Names

Since there is 18 inches of snow in our front yard, we thought what better time to get the next freaking list out of the way, and this time, we turn our attention to Olympic athletes with long or cumbersome last names. Of course, we realize that in their countries, our names would be challenging too.

1) Krista Lahteenmaki (pictured). Age 23. Finland. Women's Cross-Country Skiing.

2) Mohammad Kiadarbandsari. Age 24. Iran. Men's Alpine Skiing (as one might expect, there are no female athletes from Iran!).

3) Kelime Cetinkaya. Age 31. Turkey. Women's Cross-Country Skiing.

4) Mats Zuccaerllo-Aasen. Age 28. Norway. Men's Hockey. Plays for the New York Rangers.

5) Yekatrina Smolentseva. Age 32. Russia. Women's Hockey

6) Iouri Podladtchikov. Age 25. Switzerland. Men's Snowboarding. Won gold. Was born in Russia, and is of Russian heritage. A crowd-favorite in Sochi.

7) Yekatrina Tudegesheva. Age 26. Russia. Women's Snowboarding.

8) Dmytro Pidruchnyi. Age 22. Ukraine. Men's Biathlon.

9) Elena Khrustaleva. Age 33. Kazakhstan. Women's Biathlon.

10) Albert Demchenko. Age 42. Russia. Men's Luge. Won silver.

Links: (In Finnish)

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