In this space two seasons ago, I wrote about the improbable predictions of U.S. Ski Team CEO Bill Marolt, who boldly promised that his team would win 10 Olympic medals in 2002 and eventually bring home the alpine Nations Cup, awarded annually by SKI to th
Talent isn't enough to win a downhill. You need luck, too. Frustrated Austrian racers are out for blood¿and to restore their national honor. US racer Casey Pucket misses a gate but wins the fans. And why exactly does Tomba need two blonde ski guides?
Caroline Lalive and Austrian Renate Goetschl let a medal slip away as they failed to finish their second run and Martina Ertl of Germany grabbed the gold to complete a storybook recovery from early season injury.