February - Vancouver Olympics
The U.S. Alpine ski team hauled eight medals, its best Olympic performance. Lindsey Vonn, the Phelpsian focus of the 2010 Winter Games, overcame a shin injury to win downhill gold and Super-G bronze, while Julia Mancuso surprised by taking two silver medals. Bode Miller had the most fruitful Olympics of any American athlete with a medal of every color after a dreadful 2006 performance. Andrew Weibrecht broke through with Super-G bronze, his first medal in any major international race. The best non-American skiers were, not surprisingly, Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal (bottom left, gold, silver, bronze) and Germany's Maria Riesch (bottom right, two golds).