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USSA Team
2:46 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

USSA Atheletes Think Of Sochi This September

One of Team USA's gold medal hopefuls for the Sochi Olympics is back on snow and the other recovering from knee surgery last week. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports. 

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Behind The Gold
12:33 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Proud Americans

In soon to be war-torn Sarajevo, a pair of twins stood proudly for all of America.

Hi, this is Tom Kelly and I'll be right back with the story, Behind the Gold.

It's been nearly 30 years since Phil Mahre climbed atop the podium in Sarajevo, twin Steve at his side. Despite the passage of time, the memory and the emotion hasn't faded. It's grown stronger. Phil and Steve Mahre dominated their support in the early 1980's.

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Behind The Gold
12:33 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

Simple Mistake Turns To Bronze

It was a simple mistake, just a mathematical error, but it turned into Bronze.

Hi, this is Tom Kelly, and I'll be right back with the Olympic story Behind the Gold.

The modern day Olympic games started in 1896, patterned after the ancient Grecian contests. But it wasn't until 1924 that the Olympic site of Paris chose to do a winter exposition-an event that later became the first Olympic Winter Games in Chamonix. Ski jumping was the Marquee Competition.

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Road to 2014 Olympics
12:34 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Womens Ski Jumpers To Hold Benefit Party

Originally aired July 17, 2013.

They’re headed for the 2014 Sochi Olympics. So this year’s annual benefit is especially important for U.S. women ski jumpers. The event is set this Thursday for the first-ever Olympic team of female jumpers - who are, in addition, all Park City-bred. Rick Brough has more.

    

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Behind The Gold
5:21 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Historic Silver

Coaches were stunned at his times as he skied stride after stride to an historic silver medal.

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It was opening day at the 1976 Olympics in Innsbruck. The eyes of the world were focused towards the Men's Downhill on the icy slope of Patscherkofel where Austrian farm boy, Franz Klammer, stole the show with an electrifying win over Swiss favorite, Bernhard Russi.

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Behind The Gold
1:55 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Golden Boy

  

They called him The Golden Boy after his improbable gold medal.  

Hi, this is Tom Kelly and I'll be right back with the story, Behind the Gold.

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.

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