Topic: Didier Cuche
Vancouver Olympics: US alpine skiers chalk up their most successful Olympics ever to the motivation of a once-every-four-years chance – and to skiing offensively. If Ted Ligety makes the podium today, it would give the US its ninth medal in alpine skiing.
One of the Winter Olympics' best rivalries – the Swiss vs. the Austrians in alpine skiing – has been one-sided in recent years. But a gold Monday and the promise of another Tuesday shows Switzerland is making a comeback.
After a disastrous Games in 2006, Bode Miller started the 2010 Winter Olympics with a bronze in the men's downhill, setting a record for the most Olympic alpine medals by an American man.