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FEB. 22
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Bill Demong is one of a handful of young U.S. Nordic stars.
Close Counts
The Americans aren't quite ready to measure Olympic Nordic success with medals, but they're close. Todd Lodwick gave the United States its best showing in an individual event with a fifth-place finish in the Nordic combined sprint. And the young U.S. Nordic team finished a best-ever fourth, painfully-close to medal contention, writes Jim Caple.
 
• Nordic results | Medals

Simon Says!
Swiss 20-year-old ski jumper Simon Ammann -- who could pass for 14 and has a striking resemblance to Harry Potter -- was one of the biggest surprises of the Games, winning gold in both the large and normal-hill events.
• Team ski jump: Germans win by a nose | Cruz: Hair-raiser


Total Medals by Country
Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
Germany 12 16 7 35
United States 10 13 11 34
Norway 11 7 6 24
Canada 6 3 8 17
Austria 2 4 10 16
Russia 6 6 4 16
Italy 4 4 4 12
France 4 5 2 11
Switzerland 3 2 6 11
Netherlands 3 5 0 8
China 2 2 4 8
Finland 4 2 1 7
Sweden 0 2 4 6
South Korea 2 2 0 4
Croatia 3 1 0 4
Bulgaria 0 1 2 3
Estonia 1 1 1 3
Great Britain 1 0 2 3
Japan 0 1 1 2
Australia 2 0 0 2
Czech Republic 1 0 1 2
Spain 2 0 0 2
Poland 0 1 1 2
Slovenia 0 0 1 1
Belarus 0 0 1 1

Balloon twisting takes on Olympic proportion
Tom Butte and wife Carol are clowns. They met at an amusement park. They have four children, all of whom are also clowns.
 
Ringside: Blaze of glory
The Magazine's Olympic torchbearer, Anne Marie Cruz, joins Venus and Serena Williams on a run for the ages.
 
Skaters say oh my to Ohno
As teammate Apolo Ohno gets the attention, Rusty Smith sits in the cool darkness of that shadow enjoying the peace and quietly making his own mark.
 














• Austria beats Japan in team event
• U.S. names complete Nordic combined squad
• USA's Demong wins nordic combined race
• Germans sweep Nordic Combined event
• Austria's Gottwald wins six combined event
• Hannawald pulls upset in first round
  Four hills results
• Malysz looking tough to beat


A native of Anchorage, Alaska, Alan Alborn likes to fly -- on skis and in a plane. He followed in his father's footsteps and became a pilot. Alborn is also good at flying on skis. He became the first American to jump more than 200 meters, setting the mark at 210.




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