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American Wescott Defends Snowboardcross Gold

Injured shin and all, Vonn fastest in training run

(Newser) - Seth Wescott pulled a huge comeback this afternoon in snowboardcross, overtaking Canadian Mike Robertson to score the second US gold medal of the Vancouver Olympics and defend the title he won In 2006. The 33-year-old Maine native had been injured and racing poorly, but turned it on down the stretch... More »

Danger Quotient Soars at Olympics

Technological advances allow athletes to push themselves too far

(Newser) - The unrelenting reports of serious injuries to would-be medal contenders have intensified an air of danger hanging over this year’s Winter Olympics. Some of the injuries have been truly chilling—like the traumatic brain injury snowboarder Kevin Pearce suffered while perfecting his double cork. “I was scared,”... More »

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