Aspiring young Olympians will have a chance to train at the US Ski and Snow Board Association’s Center of Excellence this summer as part of a new partnership between USSA and Eliteam – an athlete conditioning program started by former Olympian Doug Lewis. KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has more.
They called him The Golden Boy after his improbable gold medal.
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The early 90's were a rebuilding period for the U.S. Ski Team. Despite breakthrough results at the '92 Olympics, the public wasn't convinced. In fact, sports illustrated dubbed the team "Uncle Sam's lead-footed snowplow brigade." But the athletes knew differently, and the public criticism was a motivator for the entire team.