TOLI aka. Triglav Olympic Legendary Ice started an epic escapade with a strong Olympic goal in sight. Not only to make the distance to Beijing, but to raise awareness about the global warming. Just before departure, the president of Slovenia and an ambassador of Mission Glacier, Borut Pahor, greeted TOLI and Ciril in his presidential office – wishing them a safe and a meaningful journey with a global impact.
So they went – first, through towns of Slovenia, greeting sports people, majors and most importantly, kids who’s story of TOLI will hopefully intrigue them enough to follow him on the way.
The next stop? Monaco! Mission Glacier was recognized by the royal family, especially Prince Albert, the chair of the IOC Commission on sustainability and climate. Prince, already familiar with the global mission, greeted them in his royal palace and sign the Letter of support to Mission Glacier to Beijing. Ciril’s team, excited about the friendly meet-up and now even prouder to be a part of it, headed forward to Torino, the host city of Winter Olympics in 2006, where Slovenia excelled in cross-contry with Petra Majdič and snowboarding with Dejan Košir. Both sportsmen still strive to keep our peeks white and are working in areas that let us enjoy snow and winter sports.
Our first Studio Peking video ends in Cortina d’Ampezzo. Just a few days before Ciril’s and TOLI’s arrival, Slovenian snowboarders competing in the Olympic parallel giant slalom were winding down the slopes and soon our skiers will be coming to the popular Cortina. By the way, if you haven't heard of it yet – Cortina, together with Milan will host the Winter Olympics again in February 2026, the first Central European Games since Torino in 2006.
Next stop? Watch and see!