Janica Kostelic won her record fourth Alpine medal of the Salt Lake City Games in Friday's giant slalom, joining Jean-Claude Killy and Toni Sailer as the only skiers to win three golds at one Olympics.
After a season of sorrow in which they had to bury one of their own, the French team got to exult in a surprising victory. Carole Montillet captured the women's Olympic downhill on Tuesday despite never having won a downhill on the World Cup circuit.
Daniela Ceccarelli was born to ski. It just took her a long time to become a winner. The Italian picked the perfect spot for her first international victory, winning the Olympic super giant slalom Sunday.
For the past year, Daron Rahlves has been in the spotlight as the unlikely world champion who defeated the mighty Austrian alpine skiers on their own slopes. Sunday, he gets another chance--this time on American snow.
Lalive, who flopped in all three of her races at the Salt Lake City Games, won the U.S. title in the super giant slalom on Friday. The men's Super G, featuring Bode Miller, was set for later in the day.
Lalive, who flopped in all three of her races at the Salt Lake City Games, won the U.S. women's title in the super giant slalom on Friday. The men's Super G, run in a heavy snowstorm, was won by Marco Sullivan.