The family of injured skier Bill Johnson can imagine a time when the Olympic champion is home with them, recovering from the crash that nearly killed him. They feel he'll recover sooner than doctors think.
Olympic champion Bill Johnson has come out of a coma in his slow recovery from a devastating skiing crash three weeks ago in Montana. Doctors report he is making slight movements on his own, and that the term coma no longer applies.
Americans Todd Lodwick and Bill Demong put themselves in position to win their country's first-ever medal in Nordic combined, finishing seventh and eighth, respectively, in Saturday's ski-jumping portion.
Samppa Lajunen of Finland won the gold medal in the Nordic combined Sunday after finishing first in the 15-kilometer cross-country race. His teammate Jaakko Tallus won the silver and Felix Gottwald of Austria took the bronze.
The U.S. team entered the Olympics never having won a medal in this sport. The Americans still don't have one, but they came close: They finished fourth in the team competition, and Lodwick finished seventh in the individual event.