Winter Olympians Catch a Lucky Strike

US Olympian Jordan Malone being presented with three years of free bowling from Lucky Strike for receiving a medal in the Sochi Olympic Games
Serafine George
US Olympian Jordan Malone being presented with three years of free bowling from Lucky Strike for receiving a medal in the Sochi Olympic Games

Lucky Strike, the restaurant with bowling and billiards, has awarded 62 U.S. Olympians complimentary bowling to thank them for their efforts at the 22nd Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

Athletes who medaled are receiving four years of complimentary bowling while athletes who placed are given one year of free bowling.

Three Olympians were honored April 3 and took time out of their busy schedules to accept Lucky Strike’s award in bowling the ceremonial first bowl, taking photos and answering questions. These athletes included silver medalist in speed skating Jordan Malone, ski jumper Nick Fairall, and luger Tucker West. The evening before all three athletes shot “Best of the U.S. Awards,” an awards show which airs on April 7 on ESPN, at the Warner Theatre. Out of the three, West is the only one up for an award.

The three young athletes are a “rare combination of mellow and easy going,” said Douglas Eldridge a partner at DLE, an agency which has represented many Olympic athletes.

Eldridge reflected the agencies hope to accomplish their client’s goals and objectives saying in commenting on the promising future of his youngest Olympic client Tucker West. “Tucker will be one of the faces of 2018,” Eldridge said.

West, whose father built a luge track in the family’s backyard, expressed his preparation and the surreal experience of making it to the Olympics. “Sochi was a great time. It was something I dreamed about since I was a little kid,” West said. Olympic ski jumper Nick Fairall who placed 35th in the event, the best placement for the U.S., described his favorite part of the sport: “The feeling of flying through the air.”

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