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Nick Goepper chooses dating contest winner

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Annie Rogers won a contest to date Olympic bronze medalist Nick Goepper, with a little help from Jason Mraz.

The slopestyle skier Goepper chose Rogers in his social media contest after she sang Mraz’s “I’m Yours” to Goepper on YouTube.

Here’s the video:

Rogers, 21, is a Kent State University senior and zoology major, according to Ohio reports.

“I must have said ‘what’ 17 times before I could even move or breathe or do anything,” Rogers said, according to the Akron Beacon Journal. “I was just incredibly excited. Seeing a picture of the two of us Photoshopped together was surreal. It was hilarious.”

The Goepper-Rogers date will hopefully be in Los Angeles or New York in the next few weeks, Goepper told the newspaper.

“She had an amazing video,” Goepper said. “The lyrics were funny, witty and sweet. She had that little thing at the end and said some funny stuff. I was smiling a lot.”

It was a busy Monday for Goepper, who was also honored by Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as a “distinguished Hoosier” in Indianapolis. He also skied at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Goepper had a great day, but Olympic champion slopestyle snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg also deserves some praise for this tweet:

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Jan Hudec, Olympic bronze medalist skier, switches from Canada to Czech Republic

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Co-Olympic super-G bronze medalist Jan Hudec was granted a request by Alpine Canada to represent the Czech Republic next season after being left off Canada’s national team.

Hudec, 34, wasn’t eligible for Canada’s national team after racing once in 2015-16 due to the latest of his many knee surgeries, according to Alpine Canada.

“It is important to know that we continued to work with Jan after the team selection was announced, and let him know that we were more then willing to find accommodation that would enable him to return to the team,” Alpine Canada said in a press release. “However, at this stage of Jan’s career, he is making a decision that can best meet his desire to fulfill and lead a different way of life, that reaches beyond ski racing.”

The International Ski Federation must still grant Hudec’s request. Hudec was born in the Czech Republic.

At the Sochi Olympics, Hudec shared bronze with Bode Miller in the super-G. He is also the 2007 World Championships downhill silver medalist and a two-time winner of World Cup races.

The 2016-17 Alpine skiing World Cup season is expected to begin in Soelden, Austria, in late October.

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Triplets set for Olympic history in Rio (video)

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Estonian sisters Leila, Liina and Lily Luik are set to become what is believed to be the first set of triplets to compete in an Olympics, according to Games historians.

The Luiks, identical triplets born Oct. 14, 1985, remain the only Estonian women to meet the Olympic qualifying time for the marathon. And since a nation can send three qualified athletes to the Olympic marathon, all three are in line to go to Rio.

The Estonia athletics federation’s qualifying cutoff is Wednesday. It doesn’t believe any other Estonians will register an Olympic qualifying time by then.

With most marathons taking place on weekends, it appears the Luiks are safe, even though none has run faster than 2:37, and the Olympic medal winners will likely be running in the low-to-mid 2:20s.

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