Post from Merve Hoelter

Merve Hölter




Dear Austrian Team,


Thank you for reviving the Eurovisionsports Winter-games at long last

which you had organized before that Virus came upon us.


And seeing the list of participants :

Nations and names are back, not all of them (Italy? Spain?) but many .

I have been to 15 winter games in a row , from 1997.

And have always competed but finished among the slowest.

So what! Why?*

More important to say is that I always had lots of fun with this international competing and partying

sportive event. I will cherish that forever.


My proud win of a bronze medal was 2000 at Dundret (Super G) when the weather

was so lousy you could only „feel your way“. Luckily, other competitors (ladies 50+) got off course and one

even disappeared into the woods, losing minutes. I finished safely on a basic snowploughing technique.

That technique I learnt in the early sixties at Ramsau/Dachstein, my first time on skis (family holiday).

A few more skiing holidays followed.

*After a long period of non-skiing (due to job abroad) I took it up again and managed  to reach the level

of all three alpine courses with Eurovisionsports.

Mind you, I was always scared of speed!

The circle for me closed in 2011 at Ramsau/Schladming in deep satisfaction.

No more skiing ever since although I sometimes dream about it.


Wishing you all good luck and great fun,

especially to the German team (Ralf Klemm, Wolfgang Decker and all the others)

plus Sigtor Kjetsaa and Tina Budischowsky, if they remember me


forever grateful for vivid memories


Merve Hölter

turning 75 later this year



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