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I hate Altenberg!!!

Altenberg, Germany… I will probably never ever see again as long as I live!!! As soon as we drove into the town I started puking! At least this year I got to race, well barely I was sick again prior to my 1st heat and was seriously worried to put my race bib on, because then I’d be locked into my suit and I could possibly have an accident if you know what I mean… Yes this humanizes me, but I’m sure anyone who is reading this knows the sheer terror and panic you go through when you’ve lost control … Continue reading

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Silver in Winterberg, Germany

Silver in Winterberg! The last couple of years I’ve had decent results in Winterberg, but I’m sort of ashamed to say it will never be my favorite track. It is a bit of a crap shoot when it comes to the weather and your race draw. It is really hard to feel any of the pressures on the track until its too late and you are smashing a wall. Lots of times we will slide down this track with a clean run and slow times and then have an out of control run and have fast times. I sometimes wonder … Continue reading

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Canada owns the podium in Cesana, Italy

Bronze!! I just can’t seem to step it up here on the 2006 Olympic track in Cesana, Italy. Honestly I have nothing to complain about, but as athletes we are always striving for perfection and when we don’t accomplish it, we are critical of our performances. First and foremost I have a wicked team!! Jon Montgomery winning Gold, Jeff Pain winning Bronze and Michael Douglas finishing in his best World Cup result 4th!! Amy Gough having a solid performance with 7th Place and securing her 3rd place Overall World Ranking. It was a great day for Canada.   We were … Continue reading

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Gold in Lake Placid

YAHOO!!! Gold medal in Lake Placid! I can tell you no one would have predicted me standing on top of the podium today as my training was showing it was going to be a bit of a struggle for me to be top 6. But honestly I woke up this morning and I thought, “why not me?” That was my attitude all day long, keeping my mind quiet and focusing on each step literally as I was preparing for the 2nd World Cup race this Olympic season. The weather was extremely different from the week of training. It was raining, … Continue reading

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Toronto Star Article

Check out the Toronto Star Article by Randy Starkman     http://www.thestar.com/sports/olympics/article/726618–hollingsworth-unassuming-olympian

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Eckville Believes

WOW! I have to say I am very proud of where I come from! Eckville and all of Central Alberta has been good to me over the last 15 years and I’m honored to have our community to be chosen to be a part of the CTV’s opening for the Olympics.  A big thank you to everyone who came out to be a part of the production and an even bigger thank you to everyone who believes in me and is apart of my dream of competing for a Gold medal in Whistler in February. Check out this video article … Continue reading

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Qualified for the Olympic Games at the Park City, Utah World cup

Well what a big build up for a non-dramatic ending! We just finished our 1st World cup race of the Olympic season in Park City, Utah today and it all came to a halt due to snow. Thankfully I finally received my missing bag Tuesday night, which resulted in me having to scrounge up old training gear from home and had it sent to Park city. Learned my lesson though, my mouth guard and orthotics will now be a part of my carry on luggage! Of course everyone was excited and nervous to get the season underway and the 1st … Continue reading

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Articles in Calgary Herald

Hollingsworth captures silver at World Cup skeleton raceClick here to read article Skeleton racer Hollingsworth overcomes fear of crashing in WhistlerClick here to read article

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Calgary Selection Races 2 & 3, and Canadian Championships

Canadian Champion back to back to…. Back?   I find this title somewhat humorous, but I spend a lot of time alone and may not know the meaning of funny is to the normal person. I started sliding when I was 15 years old, 3months later I won the Canadian Championships in Jan 1996. It took me until Jan 2008 to repeat it! Our schedule last season didn’t allow for a Canadian Championships so our federation decided to host the 2008/09 Canadian Championships this past Saturday and the 2009/10 Canadian Championships this past Sunday. Instead of holding the title for … Continue reading

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Oct 2009 Whistler Selection Race

I know it has been so long since I’ve reported on anything going on in my skeleton world, so I apologize. It was a whirlwind of a summer with very cool experiences from introducing Bryan Adams at the Junos in Vancouver to enjoying a recovery camp in Kauai. The best part of my summer was spending any chance I got with my family and the worse would have to be our grueling stair workouts!   Yes it was an intense summer of training, but it has paid off well with the beginning of our sliding season, which started in Whistler. … Continue reading

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