The Winter Olympics has finally come to an end and the popular brands we see on the mountains will take a backseat from the worldwide media for another 4 years. Brands like Bolle, Oakley, Dragon and Poc will no longer be appearing on our television sets for a while longer.
The Winter Olympics kicked off two weeks ago in magnificent style and the closing ceremony was no flop either. Many people and the worlds media were sceptical whether the Sochi games would collapse from the word go or be a success like its predecessor Vancouver 2010. Gay rights and extortionate amounts of money were huge talking points before the games had even started.
Now it’s all over the verdict was excellent. The protests were kept to a minimum and the facilities for the athletes and teams were excellent. But enough about this; we are here for the sport!
Athletes and spectators were seen in a range of designer and extreme sporting brands. Oakley goggles had a huge input as usual; with most of the alpine disciplines dominated by this global brand. Other popular brands made an appearance too though. Dragon goggles were seen in the more stylish events like slopestyle and snowboard cross where the oversized look is popular. Bolle goggles, Poc goggles and Poc helmets were the brands of choice for a handful of the alpine racers looking for ultimate protection and stylish features.
Oakley sunglasses also made appearances in disciplines like speed skating and biathlon skiing. These disciplines require perfect, undistorted vision as accuracy can be the difference between silver and gold.
Before we close off though we couldn’t leave without giving a shout out to Team GB for their best ever Winter Olympics since Chamonix 1924. With a Gold for Lizzie Yarnold in the Skeleton, Silver and Bronze respectively for the Men’s and Women’s Curling teams and our first ever medal on snow; a bronze for stylish snowboarder Jenny Jones. From everyone here at Shade Station; a huge well done!
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Oakley Goggles to make yet another appearance? The opening ceremony for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi starts today. Sochi is located on the coast of the Black Sea and is close to where the borders of Georgia and Russia meet. Sochi is also known for being one of the only cities in Russia to have a sub climate [...] Continue Reading…
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