Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/annathompson/2010/04/britains_first_snow_sport_wint.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/annathompson/2010/04/britains_first_snow_sport_wint.html en-gb 30 Sun 01 Feb 2015 20:07:26 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/annathompson/2010/04/britains_first_snow_sport_wint.html matty http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/annathompson/2010/04/britains_first_snow_sport_wint.html?page=83#comment5 This post has been Removed Tue 30 Nov 2010 10:18:23 GMT+1 snowkaz http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/annathompson/2010/04/britains_first_snow_sport_wint.html?page=66#comment4 Last year I was volunteering at the NZ Winter Games in August and I contacted various sports editors in the UK to ask whether anyone was covering the games and they said No because it wasn't the right time of year. Our UK athletes, particularly female snowboarders and the adaptive skiers were doing amazingly - it was an international event comparable to the size of the Olympics, and there was no support. We Brits were proud of our athletes competing in these games against countries who have snow all year round, but there was no support from the UK media. I think no matter what time of year it is we should support those who do well. And thats reflective in what you said about Jenny - she's amazing and only the snowsports world know her - where was she in the queen's sporting hero knighthoods?? Just head down to any snow centre on a Fri/Sat night and you'll see the talent being layed down - from the groms as much as the pros - and the size of the UK scene. Sun 27 Jun 2010 13:24:18 GMT+1 Tim Barnes http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/annathompson/2010/04/britains_first_snow_sport_wint.html?page=50#comment3 Mark is right, in a way - UK snowboarders tend to not get the same level of recognition as their US counterparts. Maybe it's because places to snowboard are more easily accessible in America (even buying snowboards here are more expensive than in dollars as the site shows). It is a massive shame though, Jenny Jones is a phenomenal snowboarder and while she's gaining popularity, she might not be gaining it as quickly as she really deserves.It'd be amazing to see Jamie at the next winter olympics - good luck to him. Fri 25 Jun 2010 07:14:50 GMT+1 Spacey http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/annathompson/2010/04/britains_first_snow_sport_wint.html?page=33#comment2 a campaign has been launched on FaceBook aimed at thrying to get Jenny Jones into the list of nominees for the BBC Sports Personality of the year award 2010. http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/pages/Jenny-Jones-for-BBC-Sports-Personality-of-the-Year-2010/118740774805143?ref=tsJoin the campaign, and spread the word. She is the best snow sports athlete we have presently and deserves recognition in this country. On top of that, raising awareness of snow sports in turn may help with future funding for the likes of Ben Kilner etc Wed 21 Apr 2010 21:57:51 GMT+1 Mark Wilson http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/annathompson/2010/04/britains_first_snow_sport_wint.html?page=16#comment1 I wouldn't get to carried away. We still have a very long way to go before any British male riders get anywhere near the likes of Shaun White, Nicolas Muller or Travis Rice. How many video / magazine parts are British riders getting? This is the true gauge of how succesful and respected someone is in the Snowboard world and not the Olympics that the vast majority of riders do not consider enterring.Jenny Jones is clearly the exception to this and is one of the womens elite. She deserves more respect for what she has achieved. How can she get this? Maybe a British Broadcasting Corporation might want to do a programme on her... Sun 18 Apr 2010 16:36:43 GMT+1 Steve Nash http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/annathompson/2010/04/britains_first_snow_sport_wint.html?page=0#comment0 It's criminal than Jenny Jones hasn't got the respect in the UK she deserves. Outside the snowboarding community, no-one knows who she is, yet she has been one of our most successful athletes in the last year, especially in a sport and an arena that Brits haven't exactly got a great history in. Sun 18 Apr 2010 06:40:13 GMT+1