U.S. downhiller Chad Fleischer won't yield to injury or give up his Olympic medal dreams. The downhill specialist vows he will be in Utah to cheer on his teammates as well as return for the 2006 Olympics in Italy.
Former Olympic gold medalist Bill Johnson remained in a coma Wednesday but was in stable condition. Doctors showed cautious optimism toward his signs of recovery from a near-death racing crash and four hours of brain surgery.
Warm temperatures and soft snow conditions have forced officials of the 2002 Chevy Truck U.S. Alpine Championships to cancel the men's and women's downhills which had been set for Thursday at Squaw Valley.
Doctors remain cautiously optimistic about Bill Johnson's condition as the former Olympic ski champion passed his 41st birthday but remained in a coma following brain surgery from a near-fatal racing crash.