The United States won their first ever gold medal in the Nordic sports
when Billy Demong of Vermontville, New
York and Johnny
Spillane finished with gold and silver in a Nordic combined large hill
We’ve been checking with Patrick Garrity of the
Burlington Free Press from Vancouver during these 2010 Olympics and now that they’re
almost over we’re catching up with him once more. This time, we talk hockey.
Local cross country skiers
had a strong day yesterday in Olympic competition in Vancouver. The men and women’s team sprint finals took place in
warm weather, around 50 degrees, some spectators were wearing short-sleeved
A big weekend for Franconia, New Hampshire’s Bode Miller. He picked up a gold medal yesterday in
the men’s super-combined. It was an amazing run down the slalom portion of the
race, after finishing seventh in the down hill portion.
Vermonters have had plenty of local heroes to
root for in the 2010 Winter Olympics. The Stratton Mountain School has Five alumni competing
in this year’s games, but so far the results have included a couple of big disappointments.