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2010 Winter Olympics

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How Did America Get So Good?

Today the United States sets the record for most medals ever won at a Winter Olympics. Whether the men’s hockey team captures the gold or the silver against Canada, America will own 37 medals. By contrast, 30 years ago, when the 1980 U.S. hockey team pulled off the Miracle on Ice, the entire American squad […]

You Against Yourself

“They can because they think they can.” (The Aeneid) — Virgil Today my wife and I leave (courtesy of a Christmas gift from daughter Katie) for a weekend in Lake Placid, N.Y., to witness the 2009 World Luge Championships. Many of the athletes we see will be competing in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, […]