And I don't think that how well someone skis says anything about who she is, professionally or intellectually. if you're going to be a writer, not a skier, do your homework (as a writer, you know, spelling and grammar, facts and research) ; aside from the odd choices for top five, the writing sucked.
I object to this athlete idolatry, polytheism to me, over the top.
Using the phrase "you people" together with sarcasm like: "....most people found it" leads me to think you are somewhat elitist or disrespectful. hope it's just a mis communication.
If someone didn't want to be bashed on the internet, a profession less public than reporter would solve the problem, or clean up the work.