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Launching so high up means the flying possibilities are immense. Either a quiet glide over Chamonix for 35mins or pass by Les Aiguilles de Chamonix heading in the direction of Les Drus or take a high transition to Le Brevent where anytime before late pm it is worth heading for the Brevent thermals.
One never knows what to expect from the ever-enigmatic Miller, on the slopes or off. As a favorite four years ago in Turin, he flopped. As something of an afterthought this time around, he flourished. With a controlled run down a choppy slope Monday, Miller won the downhill bronze behind Switzerland's Didier Defago and Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal at the Vancouver Games for his U.S.-record third career Olympic Alpine medal.
Many African athletes fail to even get to the Olympics because of a lack of money as well as sports equipment and training facilities (no snow is of course a major setback). The athletes that do make it scrape up money to train in Europe, Canada or the US. Some put wheels under their skis to be able to train at home. Find out below who Africa's Winter Olympians were, what sports they competed in, and their results.
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