Lots of Medals in 2009 for U.S. Athletes
The U.S. Ski Team had an incredible season in 2009. Bill Demong won a gold medal in the 2009 World Championships. His team mate Nordic combiner Todd Lodwick returned to the sport this year after a short hiatus to win two World Championship gold medals. Women’s ski jumper Lindsey Van won gold in the first World Championship women’s competition. On the cross-country side, Kikkan Randle won a silver medal in Liberec and Andy Newell took fourth. They are now training and looking forward to the Olympics in Vancouver, heading to Whistler this week for end-of-season training at the Olympic venue.
On Feb. 12, 2010, the opening ceremonies will commence two weeks of competition on the world’s stage from Vancouver, where battles will be won and lost, but everyone will walk away an Olympian. The year-out date will find top U.S. Ski Team and U.S. Snowboarding athletes competing from Vancouver to Moscow, battling for this year’s World Cup titles, but thinking, too, about Olympic medals 12 months from now. If you can’t wait till then come to Park City and hear about it from some of the athletes themselves, or visit the Olympic Park and revisit some of the moments from the Winter Games in 2002.