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Skiing Takes a Tumble on Vonn Decision

Alexis Boichard/Agence Zoom

Amid all the hullabaloo during the early days of the 2010 Winter Olympics, when the world, or mostly the sniping-British-media part of it, was bashing Vancouver for a lack of snow, snarled transportation, unsold tickets, a comedic opening ceremony (recall: Wayne Gretzky riding in the back of a pickup), a deadly bobsleigh track and some genuinely crappy weather, one of the major story lines in Whistler — fogged-in and crappy though the mountain weather was — involved Lindsey Vonn’s bruised right shin.

Would it keep the all-American ski racer with the all-American good looks from winning Olympic gold in the women’s downhill? Would it make her hold back? The Whistler course was icy. Dangerous. I know. I was there. But when the sun finally cracked...

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