In Oregon, you can spend your morning skiing in the mountains, playing golf in the afternoon and finishing with surfing in the Pacific Ocean. The conditions are ideal. Oregon is the perfect place to put an important question to the test: Who is the ultimate athlete?

How do we determine the ultimate athlete? Is the ultimate athlete a man or a woman? The answer to these questions will be answered next June in Portland, Ore. with the inaugural “Search for the Ultimate Athlete,” competition. Only in Oregon can an athlete ski, windsurf, white water kayak, surf, climb, and mountain bike all in one day. The competition will feature the world’s best athletes, competing in a number of sports disciplines. Men and women will compete head to head. In the end, one athlete will remain.

Registration will open in the coming weeks. In June, 2010, the athletes will gather in Portland for six days of competition.

Yves Garceau is the man who is bringing the competition to life. Yves grew up Montreal. He pioneered helicopter skiing in Banff, Canada. From there, he turned his attention to tennis. In less than three years after taking up the sport, Yves joined the tennis circuit as a professional. He is a film maker and adventurer.

Yves has traveled the world. Nowhere is there a place in his journeys that is better suited for an ultimate athlete competition than Oregon, the place he calls home.

Search for The Ultimate Athlete: Are you the one?

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