Steve Holcomb drove his "Night Train" to the gold medal in four-man bobsledding, the first American pilot to do so since Francis Tyler at St. Moritz in 1948.
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"This will take a while for it to sink in," Steve Holcomb said. "You work so hard and when you finally get there it's like, `Well, now what? I don't know what to do.' We've worked so hard and gone through so much in the last four years. To end on a high note like this is huge. It's overwhelming."
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A slew of U.S. teammates rushed to Holcomb's sled to celebrate. Among the first to offer congratulations was Geoff Bodine, the 1986 Daytona 500 champion who was behind the group that paid for and built the team's sleds.
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Holcomb pushers were Justin Olsen, Steve Mesler and Curt Tomasevicz.
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Germany's Andre Lange, who had won all four Olympics races he's ever entered, finished second in the four-man bobsled.
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Retiring U.S. speedskater Chad Hedrick and a pair of 19-year-old teammates came in second in the men's team pursuit, finishing just behind Canada.
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Bode Miller wasn't able to add anything beyond the gold, silver and bronze he'd already won. He bailed out just a few gates into the slalom, a casualty of "grabby" snow that bedeviled a slew of skiers.
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Giuliano Razzoli won the slalom, giving Italy its first Alpine medal in the Winter Games in 16 years.
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Germany repeated as the gold winners in women's team pursuit, edging Japan by two-hundredths of a second in the final after escaping the semifinals with Anni Friesinger-Postma's belly slide across the line to beat the U.S.
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In the women's 30k classical race, Poland's Justyna Kowalczyk beat Norway's Marit Bjoergen in a photo finish. Kowalczyk, the World Cup leader, now has a medal of each color.
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Marit Bjoergen came oh so close to getting her fourth gold medal of these games. She wound up settling for silver and becoming the first person in Vancouver with five medals; nobody else even has four.
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Canada stormed through the curling tournament 11-0 to win gold for the second straight Olympics.
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The colorfully clad Norwegians won silver in curling.
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Canada's Jasey-Jay Anderson, a seven-time World Cup champion, carved through the rain-sluiced, fogged-in parallel giant slalom course to take down Austria's Benjamin Karl, the top-ranked rider in the world, for the gold.
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