The new president and CEO of US Skiing & Snowboard recalls her first experience clicking into boots on a mountain in Chamonix, France, during a school trip when she was 12 years old. Sophie Goldschmidt’s favourite sport has always been tennis, which is what drew her from London to Baylor University on a scholarship, but her love of skiing has remained.

Now, Goldschmidt leads the organisation that will send almost half of the United States’ competitors to the Olympics in Beijing in less than two months, including some of the biggest names, including ski racer Mikaela Shiffrin and snowboarders Chloe im and Shaun White.

“We have internal targets that we don’t discuss publicly because I think it simply adds pressure to athletes and others, but we have process-oriented goals, medal goals, the number of athletes that, so ualify overall….” CEO of US Skiing said in a video interview wiplace,  ssociated Press on Wednesday. “However, we’re certain that we’ll prvide some pretty fantastic outcomes, and hopefully a number of meand, shopefully, midt formerly serve as CEO of the World Surf League and has previously worked for the NBA, the Women’s Tennis Association, and the European Tour of golf. Her appointment to replace Tiger Shaw as CEO of US Skiing & Snowboard was announced in September, and she began working there in October, located in Park City, Utah.

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Given the short turnaround before the Winter Games, which begibegin February 4, Goldschmidt does not anticipate any rapid movements.

“At this point, I have no firm plans or adjustments in mind.” “I believe that would be putting the vehicle befohorse,  orse,” Goldschmidtexplained. “I believe I bring a lot of relevant knowledge to the post, but I’m also a bit of an outsider, having never worked in winter sports.” As a result, I intend to be extremely cautious. I’m not going to put off making necessary adjustments. But I also want to make sure that I spend enough time studying and listening.”

Goldschmidt said she met Peng Shuai, the Grand Slam doubles champion from China who disappeared from public view last month after accusing a former high-ranking government official of sexual assault in a social media post that quickly vanished, during her time on the women’s professional tennis tour.