In an event invented and dominated by Americans for years, it's disappointing that those who have dominated the World Cup in the Moguls event for years were shut out of the medals in Torino.
Jeremy Bloom, former football player for the University of Colorado and NFL hopeful was expected to challenge for gold; but a less than perfect landing off of his second air doomed his chances.
In the end, it was Toby Dawson with a lightning fast run through the middle section of the course, two amazing airs including the one pictured here, and a silky smooth run through the moguls that resulted in his triumphant finish, to the joy of his mother and all the members of his fan club cheering from the stands. Awesome Dawson! Congratulations!
Today's Olympic Highlights
1:30 am--5:00 am: Prime-time replay; NBC
6:00 am--11:00 am: Live biathlon women's 7.5 K sprint final; live men's curling, USA vs. Sweden; men's snowboardcross; USA
6:00 am--4:30 pm: Live men's hockey--Finland vs. Italy, Czech Republic vs. Switzerland, Sweden vs. Russia, Slovakia vs. Latvia, Canada vs. Germany; MSNBC
3:00 pm--6:00 pm: Live men's hockey, USA vs. Kazazkhstan; USA
4:00 pm--5:00 pm: Cross-country women's 10K final; speedskating women's team pursuit semifinals; speedskating men's team pursuit semifinals; NBC
5:00 pm--8:00 pm: Women's curling, USA vs. Sweden; CNBC
8:00 pm--midnight: Figure Skating Men's Free Skate; men's snowboard-cross final; speedskating women's and men's team pursuit finals; skeleton women's final; NBC
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Posted by Matthew S. Urdan on Wednesday, February 15, 2006 at 11:28 PM