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Posted: Jul 06, 2005 - 4:22 AM GMT

Trivia Question. Sure everyone has heard of famous skiers like Franz Klammer, Hermann Maier, Jean-Claude Killy, and Spider Sabich.

Without using Google who is Vinko Bogataj?
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Posted: Jul 06, 2005 - 10:14 AM GMT
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I don't know, but I doubt he ever skied a lost ski area in New England?. What's your point? Famous would be well-known. A pertinent thread would be about a famous skier who skied in New England like Jean Claude Killy.
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Posted: Jul 06, 2005 - 11:50 AM GMT

Vinko Bogataj is the lift attendant who changed ski history forever by one day placing a box of tissues at the base of his lift, the Summit. This set off a competitive race to increase the comfort of skiing guests at resorts around the world.
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Posted: Jul 06, 2005 - 1:03 PM GMT

The jumper who crashed in the 'Agony of Defeat' clip?
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Posted: Jul 06, 2005 - 1:23 PM GMT

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Vinko retired to a quiet life of farming, mildly surprised when informed of his agony of defeat fame in the late 1970s.
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Posted: Jul 06, 2005 - 1:33 PM GMT

They featureed him on the "Wide World of Sports" aniversary show.

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Posted: Jul 06, 2005 - 2:08 PM GMT

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The jumper who crashed in the 'Agony of Defeat' clip?

Yes. Vinko probably got more TV screen time by ABC Wide World of Sports than any other skier.


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