Mario Stecher

American Men Score Second Combined Silver

Whistler, British Columbia – The two skiers swept around the large curve down into the stadium, Billy Demong of the USA in the lead, Austrian Mario Stecher right on his heels, the gold medal waiting, just 200 meters away. Stecher stepped out, tucking past Demong.  There would be no sprint for the line.  The gap was enough, and Austria champions.  The American team, in claiming the silver, made US Nordic Combined history for the second...