Suzy Chaffee

Suzanne Stevia "Suzy" Chaffee (born November 29, 1946) is a former Olympic alpine ski racer and actress.wikipedia
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Ski ballet

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Following her racing career, she modeled in New York with Ford Models and then became the pre-eminent freestyle ballet skier of the early 1970s.
Following her ski-racing career, Suzy Chaffee modelled in New York with Ford Models and then became the pre-eminent freestyle ballet skier of the early 1970s.

FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1966

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She finished fourth in the downhill at the 1966 World Championships.

ChapStick

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She is perhaps best known by the nickname, Suzy Chapstick, from the 1970s, when she was a spokesperson for ChapStick lip balm.
US Olympic skier Suzy Chaffee starred in ChapStick television commercials in which she dubbed herself "Suzy ChapStick".

Supersisters

In 1979, the Supersisters trading card set was produced and distributed; one of the cards featured Chaffee's name and picture.

Fire and Ice (1986 film)

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She appeared in films such as Ski Lift To Death and Fire and Ice.
John (John Eaves) and Suzy (Suzy Chaffee) meet while skiing in Aspen, Colorado.

Winter Olympic Games

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Suzanne Stevia "Suzy" Chaffee (born November 29, 1946) is a former Olympic alpine ski racer and actress.

Alpine skiing

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Suzanne Stevia "Suzy" Chaffee (born November 29, 1946) is a former Olympic alpine ski racer and actress.

Ford Models

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Following her racing career, she modeled in New York with Ford Models and then became the pre-eminent freestyle ballet skier of the early 1970s.

Freestyle skiing

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Following her racing career, she modeled in New York with Ford Models and then became the pre-eminent freestyle ballet skier of the early 1970s.

Nickname

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She is perhaps best known by the nickname, Suzy Chapstick, from the 1970s, when she was a spokesperson for ChapStick lip balm.

1940 Winter Olympics

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Chaffee's mother, who taught her to ski at the age of 3, would have been an alternative for the US ski team at the 1940 Winter Olympics.

University of Denver

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At age 19, Chaffee tried out for, and won a spot on, the first US Ski Team while a freshman at the University of Denver.

Vail, Colorado

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Despite a season-ending crash in 1967 at Vail in the World Cup Series, she ended the season as the 10th ranked in Women's downhill skier, and the 16th ranked Women's All-Around skier.

FIS Alpine Ski World Cup

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Despite a season-ending crash in 1967 at Vail in the World Cup Series, she ended the season as the 10th ranked in Women's downhill skier, and the 16th ranked Women's All-Around skier.

Alpine skiing at the 1968 Winter Olympics

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Chaffee was named captain of the US Women's team and was one of the favorites in the downhill at the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France.

Grenoble

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Chaffee was named captain of the US Women's team and was one of the favorites in the downhill at the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France.

Ski wax

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She finished 28th in the downhill, blaming her poor showing on using the wrong wax, but she made a global impression with her skin-tight silver racing suit.

National Ski Hall of Fame

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She was inducted into the National Ski Hall of Fame in 1988.

Title IX

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As a social activist, Chaffee championed Title IX legislation (equal opportunity for women in school sports).

United States Olympic Committee

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She was the first woman to serve on the board of the U.S. Olympic Committee, and has been a member of the President's Council on Physical Fitness under four U.S. presidents.

President's Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition

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She was the first woman to serve on the board of the U.S. Olympic Committee, and has been a member of the President's Council on Physical Fitness under four U.S. presidents.

Native Americans in the United States

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She was a co-founder in 1996 of the Native Voices Foundation, an organization that seeks to develop Olympians from among Native American tribes.

Ted Kennedy

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She credited rumors that she was having an affair with Ted Kennedy as helping passage of the Amateur Sports Act of 1978.

Amateur Sports Act of 1978

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She credited rumors that she was having an affair with Ted Kennedy as helping passage of the Amateur Sports Act of 1978.