The string of nine World Cup alpine podiums by five U.S. skiers in six days, including the first victory of their career for Olympic champion Julia Mancuso (Olympic Valley, CA) and Steven Nyman (Provo, UT), is unprecedented for the U.S. Ski Team.
Prince Hubertus Von Hohenloe is a regular at World Championships and Olympics. The royal from, well, some former empire, has traditionally raced under the Mexican flag. In St. Anton, his chief appearance was as singer and composer of the Opening Ceremonie
U.S. nordic combined skiers have found screwy winds but, in general, outstanding conditions this week for their pre-Olympic training camp in this area which hosted the 1991 and 2003 World Championships.
Defending World Cup and world champion Bode Miller (Bretton Woods, NH), three-event star Daron Rahlves (Sugar Bowl, CA) and emerging talents Lindsey Kildow (Vail, CO) and Julia Mancuso (Olympic Valley, CA) are part of a 19-member U.S. Olympic Alpine Team announced Wednesday, subject to approval of the U.S. Olympic Committee.