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Hedrick - From Erik Heiden golden boy to one trick pony, his barely hidden disgust with teammate Shani Davis not competing in the Team Pursuit was clearly visible when he acknowledged only friend Joey Cheek's Silver in the 1000m and not Davis' victory.

Davis - If he never planned to race in the Team Pursuit, he should have taken his name out of the hat long before Turino. His cold interview after winning Gold sent ice shivers down my spine.

Ohno - He loses behind the two Koreans who drove him into seclusion over the last 4 years (OK, not the athletes themselves, but their irate countrymen), and given the chance to accuse them of teaming up against him in violation of the sport's rules, he instead basks in the glory of his 3rd place Bronze.

Miller - He has a mental freeze and runs into a gate, makes a brilliant acrobatic effort to stay on skiis, then slinks away to avoid the media. Bode says it is not about the medals - that's the media. Apparently it is not about skiing or answering questions either.

Jacobellis - With gold in hand, Lindsey clearly showboats with a trick manuever better suited for the half pipe, landing on an edge and crashing into Silver. Her initial reaction is to claim she was trying to stabelize her board. By the time she speaks with Bob Costas, however, she allows that maybe she lost focus. Ya think?

Cheek - Joey deserves to be the standout American Hero of these games. After donating his $25,000 USOC prize money for winning the 500m to a charity directed at helping refugees in Dafur, Sudan, Cheek donated his $15,000 Silver medal prize money as well. The business community has taken note, with many corporations matching his $40,000 charitable larges, to the tune of $300,000.

Fuskie
Who notes that while there have been a number of American disappointments, the US has moved back into 3rd place in the medal count tied with Russia at 13, and retain the lead on Gold medals at 7...
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