The sky over Beaver Creek's Birds of Prey course was bluebird-bright, the grandstand was stuffed with 3,500 people screaming their lungs out, and Bode Miller–Olympic medalist, self-taught skiing dynamo and great divider of opinions–was in the starting gate.
The ladies' super-G competition today in Sochi was a farce, with seven of the first eight competitors failing to reach the finish and a total of 18 registering DNFs on a terrible course covered with what can only generously be called "snow."
Lindsey Vonn, the 28-year-old American skier and Olympic gold medalist, was airlifted from the slope at the World Championships in Austria this morning after a hideous, sudden crash in the Super-G. Her injuries are still unclear, though the AP reports that it appeared to be her right knee. If fellow skier Tina…