They stood on a victory platform placed in the crusty snow at the bottom of the race run at Whistler Creekside. In the middle was Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway, and all props to him, because he had won the Olympic Super-G on Friday morning, adding a gold medal to the silver he'd earned behind Didier Defago in the downhill last Monday.
Flanking Svindal were two U.S. skiers, silver medalist Bode Miller to his right and bronze medalist Andrew Weibrecht to his left. On the surface, the two Americans could not be more different: Miller is 6-foot-2 and Weibrecht is 5-6. Miller is relatively slender for a skier (which is not to say that he is slender), and Weibrecht is built like Maurice Jones-Drew.