Olympic Slalom Yet to Come

bode millerWith only four alpine skiing races left, the giant slalom and slalom will be the last chance for 2010 Olympic skiers to medal.
American skier, Bode Miller, has a lot riding on the final events. He is one podium away from an alpine Olympic record of four medals won in a single Winter Games.
Bode Miller has had a very publicized career. He is fairly unpopular with mainstream media, and is known as a bit of a wild card.
Regardless of his likeability though, he is an extremely talented skier. Miller has been skiing on the World Cup Circuit for over a decade. He has thirty-two World Cup victories, making him the most successful American alpine skier ever.
Miller medaled in the giant slalom back in 2002, so the record-setting challenge is certainly within reach.
Miller has exhibited a more mature take on the Winter Games this time around. He seems more appreciative of his athletic position. In an emotional statement to the press after the men’s combined competition, he said, “To execute the race the way I did today is something I will be proud of for the rest of my life.”
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Team U.S.A. Dominates Women's Downhill

vonnAmerican alpine skier, Lindsey Vonn, took gold for the women’s downhill today in Whistler, becoming the first American woman ever to win this Olympic event. She finished with a time of one minute, 44.19 seconds.
Vonn has dominated the winter sport in recent years. She was the back to back World Cup Champion in 2008 and 2009, and was heavily favoured to win the downhill event, despite a shin injury acquired during training.
Vonn was followed by her American teammate, Julia Mancusa, who took silver with a time of one minute, 44.75.
Team U.S.A. is ecstatic over the win, but no one is feeling better than Vonn. The official Olympic Website has quoted her as saying, “It’s one of the most incredible moments of my life. When I crossed the finish line and saw my name in first and Julia’s second, it was just the coolest thing.”
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Canada's Olympic Alpine Team Announced

osborne-paradisNineteen men and women were named as Canada’s Olympic Alpine Ski Team today, and will compete in Vancouver for the 2010 winter games.
Highlighting the men’s team is Manuel Osborne-Paradis, who has been competing on the world cup circuit since 2004. Manny, as he is known to friends and followers, developed an appetite for speed at an early age. In fact, he has been skiing since he was three.
Manny is a fun-loving, adrenalin junkie, but don’t be fooled. With two world cup wins and six world cup podiums under his belt, he has proven himself to be a serious and fierce competitor. On his website, Manny claims his ultimate goal is “to become the fastest downhill skier in the world.”
This season, Manny is predicted as one of Canada’s best medal hopefuls.
Olympic forecasters have their eye on the women’s competitors as well. This season’s Canadian participants are headed up by Emily Brydon. Emily is a two-time Olympian, seven-time world cup medalist, and winner of one world cup. She is the leading Canadian medal hopeful.
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