7 Homes Where You Can Train for the Next Olympics
Missed your shot at earning a medal in Sochi this year? That’s okay. Check out seven homes where you can practice for either the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro or the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
SkiingBeaver Creek, Colo.
At this home, you can pit your alpine skiing skills against two-time Olympic medalist Lindsey Vonn: The Beaver Creek Resort is holding its second annual Lindsey Vonn Race Series this year, which lets you race against Lindsey’s time on the course during the 2012 Alpine Ski World Cup. The spectacular custom residence is located on one of the best ski-in/ski-out homesites in the Elk Track neighborhood of Beaver Creek, overlooking the area’s world-class ski runs. See More Photos of This Home on Zillow >>
Training to become the next Michael Phelps? Then you'll love this Georgian Revival-style residence and its exquisite pool pavilion, complete with an Olympic-length pool and spa. This space gets a gold medal from us for its elegant barrel-vaulted ceiling, which looks particularly striking when reflected off the glassy waters of the pool. See More Photos of This Home >>
Okay, so there’s no snow here, but you can still practice your half pipe moves in this Hamptons estate. The 31,000-square-foot residence is basically an all-around athletes’ paradise, with a rock climbing wall and skateboard half pipe (both pictured here), a bowling alley, a combination squash/racquetball/basketball court, and a spa for soothing tired muscles. See More Photos of This Home >>
Whether you prefer to play hockey on or off the ice, you can work on your slap shot in this indoor hockey rink in Minnesota. The space also doubles as a basketball court. See More Photos of This Home >>
TennisFort Washington, Pa.
If you’re hoping to compete with Venus or Serena at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, we can’t think of a more stylish place to perfect your backhand than this Pennsylvania estate. The property comes with an indoor clay tennis court with soaring ceilings so you can play rain or shine, and a two-level spectator area so your fans can cheer you on. See More Photos of This Home >>
BasketballHighland Park, Ill.
In this home, you can train for the Olympics like an actual Olympian: This indoor basketball court is found in the former home of NBA superstar and two-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Jordan. The regulation-size space features cushioned hardwood floors, adjustable backboards and competition-quality lighting so you can shoot hoops like a pro. See More Photos of This Home >>
Take in amazing views of the L.A. skyline while honing your beach volleyball skills, a favorite of the Summer Olympics. Just don’t spike the ball too hard – you don’t want it to go over the edge of this incredible hillside property. See More Photos of This Home >>
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