Magnus Krog of Norway makes his jump during the Large Hill Team Gundersen event at the FIS Nordic Combined World Cup in Sochi, Russia, Feb. 3, 2013. Dmitry Lovetsky/AP
The Netherland's team pilot Esme Kamphuis (r.) and brakewoman Judith Vis start on the natural ice track during the first run of the two-women competition at the FIBT Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Championships 2013 in the Swiss mountain resort of St. Moritz January 25, 2013. Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters
South Korea's Park Seung-hi, followed by Britain's Elise Christie, skates during women's 1,000-meter race at the World Cup short track speedskating championship in the Iceberg skating arena in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Feb. 3, 2013. Igor Yakunin/AP
Mao Asada of Japan performs during the gala exhibition at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final in Sochi December 9, 2012. Grigory Dukor/Reuters
Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov of Russia perform during the pairs free skating competition at the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final in Sochi December 8, 2012. Grigory Dukor/Reuters
Finland's Leo Komarov and Russia's Ilia Zubov during the match Finland vs. Russia played outdoors on the Olympic Stadium in Helsinki, Finland, Feb. 9, 2012. The game is part of the Swedish Hockey Games on the Euro Hockey Tour. Jussi Nukari/LEHTIKUVA/AP
Austria's Elisabeth Goergl speeds down the course of a women's World Cup downhill training session in Rosa Khutor, near Sochi, Russia, Feb.17, 2012. Alessandro Trovati/AP
Jo Alexander Koppang, of Norway, heads out of the start area on a training run at the world luge championships at the Whistler Sliding Centre in Whistler, British Columbia, Jan. 31, 2013. Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press/AP
The inside view of the Adler-arena speed skating venue at the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, Jan. 30, 2013, with just one year till the opening ceremony of the winter Olympic 2014 Sochi Games. Igor Yakunin/AP
Flower girls wait for the awarding ceremony to start at the ISU Figure Skating Grand Prix Final event, at Iceberg stadium in Sochi, Russia, Dec. 8, 2012. Ivan Sekretarev/AP
In Pakistan's isolated Naltar Valley the Pakistani Air Force is training children who learned to ski on wooden planks tied to boots with wire for the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Annabel Symington, Contributor /
March 3, 2013
In the isolated Naltar Valley, home to one of two ski slopes in Pakistan, children who learned to ski on wooden planks tied to boots with wire are being trained for the Winter Olympics by the Pakistani Air Force.