American star Bode Miller finally wins elusive Olympic gold with Vancouver super-combined victory

BBC Sport – Vancouver 2010 – American Evan Lysacek wins men’s figure skating title

Reigning world champion Evan Lysacek of the United States has won the men’s figure skating gold.

Russia’s defending champion Yevgeny Plushenko took silver while Daisuke Takahashi gave Japan their first ever men’s podium finish with the bronze.

Plushenko was favourite but several wobbles in his free programme opened the door for Lysacek whose artistic performance won over the judges.

His overall score of 257.67 eclipsed Plushenko by 1.31 points.

2010 Vancouver Olympics: Hannah Kearney wins women’s moguls for 1st U.S. gold – ESPN

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Someday very soon, ‘O Canada’ will receive good air time at the Vancouver Olympics.

First, though, American Hannah Kearney gets to celebrate.

It’s a party four years in the making for the 23-year-old from New Hampshire, who slashed through the rain and down the moguls Saturday night — a remarkable run that gave America its first gold medal of these Olympics and denied Jenn Heil the honor of becoming the first Canadian to win gold on home turf.

“I know Canada hasn’t won a gold medal on their home turf, but I have a feeling they’ll do it these games,” Kearney said. “But I’m pleased that I could stop that for now.”

2010 Winter Olympics | Video, Schedules, Results, TV | NBC Olympics

Demong Wins Gold, Proposes, Carries US Flag in Vancouver | Sports | English

American Nordic Combined skier Billy DeMong has been chosen to carry the flag in the closing ceremonies for the U.S. Team Sunday at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver.  The honor is just one of the amazing memories Demong will bring home from these Games.

It is certain that Billy Demong of the United States will never forget the Vancouver games.  Not only did he and his teammates win the silver medal in the Nordic combined relay event, but he made history by becoming the first American to capture gold in the men’s large hill event Thursday in Whistler.

Demong said winning the gold with teammate Johnny Spillane taking the silver was the achievement of a long-time goal. “Going out there, getting on the podium and then watching two American flags go up while the national anthem was playing, and then to turn and there was like – it seemed like two or three seconds, but it was probably two-10ths where Johnny and I made eye contact – it was like ‘We did it,'” he said.

Nordic Combined: America’s Bill Demong wins Nordic Combined gold – AFP News : Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics–americas-bill-demong-wins-nordic-combined-gold_293368ML.html

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