After brain surgery, Idaho skier aims for Sochi comeback

After brain surgery, Idaho skier aims for Sochi comeback

After brain surgery, Idaho skier aims for Sochi comeback

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by KTVB.COM

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Posted on October 30, 2013 at 1:53 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 30 at 1:53 PM

BOISE -- There are just under 100 days until the 2014 Winter Olympic opening ceremonies in Sochi, Russia and Sun Valley's Hailey Duke plans on being there.

However, after being dropped from the U.S. Ski Team and undergoing brain surgery earlier this year, she is motivated to get to Sochi.

Suffering from a severe cold at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Duke finished 30th in a Whistler fog.

Four years later, Duke is now healthy and is ready for another Olympic adventure.

The bid comes only months after doctors discovered a tumor on her brain and successfully removed it.

A benefit was held for Duke Tuesday night at 10 Barrel Brewing. She told the crowd that she plans to move up the World Cup points ladder and force the U.S. Ski Team to bring her back.

Duke said they will announce the team in mid-January, and she says that favors her comeback when she believes she will be skiing her best.

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