Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Awesomest Image du Jour XXXVIII

Welcome to Stockholm!

Stockholm, Maine, that is.  Maine's largest and northernmost county -- Aroostook -- is playing host to the International Biathlon Union (IBU) World Cup 8.  Known primarily for miles and miles of potato fields, Aroostook is an ideal place for the biathlon's combination of cross-country skiing and shooting.  Extremely popular in Northern Euope, the sport is making inroads into North America.

Because...what's more fun than skiing and shooting things?

[Source:  IBU via Maine Public Radio via NPR.]