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Salt Lake 2002 Retrospective

Episode 88 - Herwig Demschar

A giant in the ski industry, Herwig Demschar - Senior Vice President / International Business Development at Powdr Corp - joins the Salt Lake 2002 Retrospective podcast and remembers marriage-saving advice from a mentor, the impact of Jerry Anderson and controversial ski wax (recorded 16 February 2021).

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A giant in the ski industry, Herwig Demschar - Senior Vice President / International Business Development at Powdr Corp - joins the Salt Lake 2002 Retrospective podcast and remembers marriage-saving advice from a mentor, the impact of Jerry Anderson and controversial ski wax (recorded 16 February 2021).

For more information about the work Herwig is doing, please contact him at herwigd@powdr.com.

If you worked on the Games as a staff member, contractor or volunteer and want to share your story please email cnapier@gpfour.com.

Show Notes:

WARM UP
00:26 - Welcome Herwig!
03:51 - From 180,000 miles per year to zero

PRELIMS
07:31 - Sheltering with the family
10:43 - Marooned on an island
13:39 - From Austria to Salt Lake City

QUARTERFINALS
18:01 - "I wanted to jump the fence"
22:05 - Quickly humbled

SEMIFINALS
23:40 - "A really cool team"
28:07 - Two seismic events / a wax controversy

FINALS
31:33 - White powder / forerunners
33:42 - Nobody said no

MIXED ZONE
38:09 - "It was not that easy in the beginning"
41:56 - Life during the Games

PODIUM
43:34 - The Paralympic Games
48:09 - The volunteers / Stephan Eberharter

COOL DOWN
51:03 - Career / life advice and show wrap up

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