Do you suppose this hopefully-minor controversy might actually have the effect of INCREASING the total number of views worldwide of those images?
I got all nervous when you guys discovered the "alteration" in the images I posted. I was concerned that I might have mistakenly leaked some images that were meant for Head insiders but not for the public, so I actually went back to the email I received just to make sure there were no caveats about not forwarding them or posting them in public. Luckily for me, there were no such warnings.
The images were attached to that email along with the press release below.
HEAD signs contract with Lindsey Vonn until 2014
HEAD is extremely pleased to announce the addition to its Race Team of the world’s No. 1 female racer, Lindsey Vonn, the overall winner of the Ladies World Cup. Lindsey will be skiing on HEAD skis, boots and bindings for the next five years, until after the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. As part of the HEAD Race Team, Lindsey will join her close friend, German racer Maria Riesch, as well as Anja Pärson of Sweden. This means that the three best-performing ski racers of last year are now part of the HEAD Race Team.
Lindsey Vonn: “I am very excited to join the Head Race Team. In an extremely competitive race environment I wanted to be part of the most competitive Race Team.”
HEAD CEO Johan Eliasch: “I am very pleased that Lindsey has decided to join our Race Team. She is a very exciting personality and phenomenal performer. Alongside Maria and Anja we will now have a line up of racers which is second to none"
HEAD Race Team Manager Rainer Salzgeber: “You need top athletes to ensure the right development also in terms of race equipment. The fact that we have so many good racers in our Race Team is an absolute proof of trust and confidence in our work of the past few years.”
Despite her mere 24 years of age, Lindsey Vonn has won the Overall World Cup for two consecutive seasons. In the Downhill and Super G disciplines, the American athlete won the Crystal Globes in 2009, and she won gold at the World Championships in Val d’Isère (FRA), also in both the Downhill and Super G disciplines in February 2009. Her 22 World Cup victories also include victories in Slalom and Combined. She is deservedly considered one of the most “complete” skiers and the great favourite not only for the coming World Cup season but also for the Olympic Games in Vancouver (CAN).