Super-G silver medalist Andrew Weibrecht on the flower ceremony podium // photo Getty Images

Super-G silver medalist Andrew Weibrecht on the flower ceremony podium // photo Getty Images

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The War Horse rides, again

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — When you check in to the Mirror Lake Inn in Lake Placid, N.Y., owned and operated by Ed and Lisa Weibrecht, there proudly on display is the bronze medal their son, Andrew, won skiing the super-G in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games.

Of all the medals the U.S. Ski Team won in Vancouver, that bronze seems perhaps the most incredible. Andrew Weibrecht? Who?

Laurenne Ross celebrates her second-place finish on the famed Kandahar course with her U.S. teammates and coaches // 
photo Mitchell Gunn/ESPA, courtesy U.S. Ski Team

Laurenne Ross celebrates her second-place finish on the famed Kandahar course with her U.S. teammates and coaches // photo Mitchell Gunn/ESPA, courtesy U.S. Ski Team

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Laurenne Ross makes it 6-for-6

The U.S. women’s ski team is so deep that three weeks ago coaches had to make a difficult choice about who to leave off the start list for the downhill at the world championships in Schladming, Austria.

Ultimately, they decided, reluctantly, that Laurenne Ross would be the one who wouldn’t go.

Leanne Smith and Lindsey Vonn celebrate after finishing third and first in Saturday's World Cup downhill in the beautiful Italian mountains // photo Doug Haney, U.S. Ski Team

Leanne Smith and Lindsey Vonn celebrate after finishing third and first in Saturday's World Cup downhill in the beautiful Italian mountains // photo Doug Haney, U.S. Ski Team

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Sorry: Justin Bieber not the secret

Last summer, before dominating the London Games, the U.S. swim team memorably made a just-for-fun video of Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe.”

This winter, the U.S. women’s ski team is on a killer roll, underscored by yet another memorable performance Saturday, when Lindsey Vonn won the downhill at Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, with Leanne Smith third.

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Best in the world — believe it

Three weeks ago, in Sochi, Russia, Bode Miller, America’s best male Alpine skier, smashed his left knee coming off one of the jumps on what will be the Olympic course at the 2014 Winter Games.

He tried to ski through the pain the next weekend at the World Cup stop in Bansko, Bulgaria. But it wasn’t good. So Miller flew back to the United States, to have the knee scoped at a clinic in Vail, Colo.

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Lindsey Vonn: 47 and counting

After she had won the super-G Sunday at one of her favorite spots, Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, and made history yet again, Lindsey Vonn shared a little bit of herself.

Last week, at the World Cup stop in Bad Kleinkirchheim, Austria, Lindsey was suffering from a stomach illness. She came in 18th in the super-G — the first time in 19 starts she missed a World Cup super-G podium. It was her worst finish in super-G in five years.