Saturday, February 27, 2010


While Papua New Guinea has never sent an athlete to the Winter Olympics, the country is proud of the athletes who have competed at Summer Olympic games. Papua New Guinea sent a team of seven athletes to the 2008 games in Beijing.

On that team was Dika Toua, a female weightlifter. Toua is as charming, as pretty and as dedicated to her sport as Lindsey Vonn. Toua's popularity in Papua New Guinea may surpass Vonn's popularity in the USA.

By the way, travelers who are drawn towards Papua New Guinea as a destination, those people who like to take a step outside their comfort zones, may be interested in this: my piece about experiencing Winter Olympic sports at previous Olympic venues. While there is information for adventurous travelers of any age, it was originally written for an e-zine aimed at boomer women.

The title of the article is "Beneath this Boomer's Bosom Beats the Heart of...a Wannabe Olympian". Here's the link:

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