Recently airing on NBC was a documentary by Academy Award nominee Brett Morgen on the some of the US Olympic Team members’ road to the Vancouver Games. The film catches up with athletes in Chile, and on the glaciers of Switzerland and Austria. It provides some great interviews with World Cup superstar Ted Ligety and gives a glimpse into what motivates these guys to do what they do.

If you missed it, Truth in Motion is available for download free from iTunes.

Here are the US Alpine Olympic Team members and their past Olympic experience:


Will Brandenburg, Spokane, Wash., 23, 1/1/87
Jimmy Cochran, Keene, NH., 28, 5/29/81 (2006)
Erik Fisher, Middleton, Idaho, 24, 3/21/1985
Tommy Ford, Bend, Ore., 20, 3/20/89
Tim Jitloff, Reno, Nev., 25, 1/11/1985Nolan Kasper, Warren, Vt., 20, 3/27/89
Ted Ligety, Park City, Utah, 25, 8/31/84 (2006)
Bode Miller, Franconia, NH., 32, 10/12/77 (1998, 2002, 2006)
Steven Nyman, Sundance, Utah, 28, 2/12/82 (2006)
Marco Sullivan, Squaw Valley, Calif., 29, 4/27/80 (2002, 2006)
Andrew Weibrecht, Lake Placid, NY., 24, 2/10/86
Jake Zamansky, Aspen, Colo., 28, 6/26/81




Stacey Cook, Mammoth Mountain, Calif., 25, 7/3/84 (2006)
Hailey Duke, Boise, Idaho, 24, 9/17/85
Julia Mancuso, Olympic Valley, Calif., 25, 3/9/84 (2002, 2006)
Chelsea Marshall, Pittsfield, Vt., 27, 11/15/82
Megan McJames, Park City, Utah, 22, 9/24/87
Alice McKennis, Glenwood Springs, Colo., 20, 8/19/89
Kaylin Richardson, Edina, Minn., 25, 9/28/1984
Sarah Schleper, Vail, Colo., 30, 2/19/79 (1998, 2002, 2006)
Leanne Smith, Conway, NH., 22, 5/28/87
Lindsey Vonn, Vail, Colo. 25, 10/18/84 (2002, 2006)

Look for big performances on the slopes from both Vonn and Miller. Vonn has been read hot this season and has just recently locked up the SG overall title, very uncommon this early in the season. Miller has been rumored to be taking it easy in the past few DH events so that he has an optimal start number at the Olympics. Personally I think he is highly motivated to improve on his lackluster performance at Torino.



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