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Czech alpine skier Stanislav Loska announced retirement

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Earlier today, the Czech Paralympic Committee (CPC)  reported that alpine skier Stanislav Loska had announced his retirement from the sport as a result of health and age issues.  His retirement message to the CPC said, “Thank you all for your cooperation and support that enabled me to race for so long  and represent my country.”

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Stanislav Loska. Image credit: Czech Paralympic Committee/Čaths

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The Czech skier has many admirers inside the Czech disability skiing community.   According to the CPC, people in the community have described his skiing ability as a “God-given talent.”

Loska has competed at 6 winter Paralympic Games in the alpine discipline, with his first Games in 1994 in Lillehammer and his most recent the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, Russia.  He was the team’s flag bearer in Sochi. In the course of his Paralympic career, he picked up a bronze in the slalom at the 1994 Games.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2533 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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