Alana Nichols x Sochi x 2014 Paralympics

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Team Citi athlete Alana Nichols won a silver medal for Alpine Skiing in the women’s sitting downhill competition, before being injured in a crash while competing in the super-G at the 2014 Paralympics in Sochi. Her agent released a statement saying she suffered a concussion and had to get stitches to her chin…OUCH! However, the talented athlete let it be known on social media that she is doing “fine.”

Alana, along with 8 other Olympians has teamed up with a U.S. Olympic, Paralympic or Community program in need. Alana is partnering with The Team USA Paralympic Champions Fund to increase financial support for athletes pursuing the dream of participating in the Paralympics, so they can aspire to go for the gold too!

A $500,000 donation by Citi’s “Every Step of the Way” program is up for grabs and you can have a say and decide where the money will go between any of the 9 programs the Olympic/Paralympic athletes have chosen! Just click to decide how much to award!! You can start by watching the video below to meet the Team Citi athletes, and learn about the various programs. Then go to >>

GO U-S-A!!!


This post was created in partnership with Citi®. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Citi Every Step of the Way

Today marked the start of the 2014 paralympics in Sochi, and while many of us pay more attention to the “mainstream” Olympics event, the talented athletes who take part in the paralympics deserve to be highlighted too! Two of the paralympians representing the USA are Team Citi athletes…

Alana Nichols is a 2 sport athlete who can boast about becoming the FIRST American Woman to win gold at both summer and winter games. In 2008 in Beijing she earned a gold medal in wheelchair basketball and 2010 in Vancouver for Alpine Skiing. This time around in Sochi she will compete for more gold in Alpine Skiing. The other Citi athlete is Rico Roman, a US Army Veteran who is playing for Team USA in sled hockey at the 2014 Paralympics.

Both of these amazing athletes along with 7 other Team Citi athletes have each teamed up with a US Olympic, Paralympic or Community program in need….and YOU can help decide where Citi’s “Every Step of the Way” $500,000 donation goes! All it takes is a click and you can decide to award Citi’s donation to any of the 9 programs.

Watch this video and then visit the official Citi Every Step of the Way page to help decide where the money goes!! >>

  • U.S. Paralympian Alana Nichols is partnering with The Team USA Paralympic Champions Fund to increase financial support for athletes pursuing the dream of participating in the Paralympics.
  • U.S. Paralympic athlete Rico Roman is teaming up with the Operation Comfort to give wounded veterans the opportunity to participate in sled hockey by giving them the financial support and equipment they need to succeed!

So, what are you waiting for!?!? These programs need your help and these athletes are competing with everything they’ve got to make the USA proud! You make the call and help award Citi’s $500k donation.


This post was created in partnership with Citi®. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


The 2012 Olympics kick off today in London with the opening ceremonies…I will definitely be tuned in. I’m very excited to watch the games, and I feel like I was just in London… 🙂 Actually, I “crossed the pond” last October to watch the NFL game being played there at Wembley, which was a great time. Every 4 years I say I’m going to attend the next Olypmics…I’m missing out on London, but BRAZIL is the summer games next stop, I may really need to make that happen!! hehe

Team USA Basketball is on my MUST SEE list for this years Olympics, always great to see guys from the different NBA teams come together for some international play! Also I read a stat this morning that this year, a record 38 current NBA players will be playing in the summer games, very cool. Spain and Argentina may be the two teams giving the USA the biggest challenge…

As a little girl, I loved watching women’s gymnastics – I think it was the whole “Nadia” story…anyway, gymnastics was my thing in elementary, the nuns would always get mad at me for cartwheeling all around the playground!! Well, this year the USA women are favored for the team GOLD, so I’ll be cheering them on too!!

Track and field events are also always exciting to watch…especially the sprints, hurdles and relays!! Nike will have them sporting these flashy RED numbers. BTW… in 2008, I actually sampled some of the Olympic fashion…you can watch the flashback below –

And — of course I can’t leave out Michael Phelps…all eyes will surely be on him for swimming events as he goes for the gold AND has his sights set on amassing the most Olympic medals EVER! Good luck to him.