Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Historic Winter Success For Team USA

The Canadians wanted to 'Own the Podium', but with a few days left to go Team USA is having historic winter Olympic success

Team USA has won 25 medals (seven gold, eight silver, and ten bronze) at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. That total matches the number of medals won at the 2006 Torino 2006 Winter Games. With one more medal, the United States will set a record for the most medals won at an Olympic Winter Games not held on US soil.

There have been historic breakthrough performances that have fueled this medal run. Lindsey Vonn became the first American woman to win a downhill gold medal. The Nordic combined team has won its first medals ever in 86 years. The men's hockey team is doing better than expected, and snapped a 50 year Olympic losing streak to Canada.

Shani Davis was a repeat medalist in his best speedskating events, picking up gold in the 1000m and silver in the 1500m just as he did in Torino.

There are a few days of action left in the Games, and if you want to keep track of it you can check out the latest Team USA news at this link.

Go Team USA!

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