2010 Nissan Outdoor Games Off To A Good Start In Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

The five teams at the 2010 Nissan Outdoor Games are working swiftly and diligently as their week's worth of time is running out. The winners will be announced at the award ceremony later this week.

Nissan Outdoor Games.  Photo: Nissan Outdoor GamesThe 2010 Nissan Outdoor Games have crossed the midpoint of the event and the athletes have just a couple more days to shoot the perfect 5-minute film and still photos.

Competitors from around the world have traveled to the Chamonix-Mont-Blanc valley to participate in this one of a kind event.  Athletes from Russia, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, UK, US, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Austria, and France have formed teams and are now working on capturing some of the greatest athletic feats on film.

After an initial briefing at lunchtime on Wednesday 8 July, where the organisers outlined the rules for the competition, the five teams set off immediately to start their action.

Team “Golgoht" from Finland made their way to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc with their pink editing bus.  The film production team is purely Finnish, but the athletes are of several nationalities, including French climbing legend Liv Sansoz, extreme kayaker Matt Cooke from the UK, and local acrobatic paraglider Alex Aimard.

The Austrian team “Argon” has extensive experience at the Nissan Outdoor Games having participated in three editions. Austrian BASE-jumper and wingsuit flyer Hubert Schober is one of the Austrian team's highlights. Known as "el amarillo", the "man in yellow", he has starred in numerous TV documentaries.

The French team “Oseven” includes stars like the acrobatic paragliders Antoine Montant (FRA) and Felix Rodriguez (SPA). and the French freestyle bikers Tristan Ambid and Bruno Penon.

The International team “Goosebumps” has athletes from five different countries. An upcoming star in the kayaking world, Ron Fischer from Switzerland and the impressive paragliding twin brothers Timothy and Anthony Green (US/UK) are playing a crucial role in the photography of team "Goosebumps".

Nissan Outdoor Games.  Photo: Nissan Outdoor GamesThe Russian team “Gravity Workshop“ is an all Russian team with two exceptions: acrobatic paraglider Hernan Pitocco from Argentina and the BASE-jumper Jokke Sommer from Norway. The Russian BASE-jumping duo Lika Borzova and Andrey Kar Boldyrev are also taking part in team "Gravity Workshop".

The award ceremony of the Nissan Outdoor Games will be held on July 15, 2010 in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc. The 'GoldenPeak' Trophy will be awarded to the best film after a public viewing of the big screen.

The event has a total prize purse of 32,000 € with two additional awards: The Nissan Prove It Award, which will go to the team with the  best action sequence, and Best Still Photographer.

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