After a two-day delay because of weather, the Olympic Alpine program kicked off with a record-close finish in the men's downhill. Bode Miller won his third-career Olympic medal, a bronze, only 0.09 seconds behind Switzerland's Didier Defago and 0.02 seconds behind Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal. Defago's victory was the first gold medal in men's Alpine since 1988.
On the women's side, two abbreviated downhill training runs were held, preparing the racers for Wednesday's medal competition. Lindsey Vonn posted the fastest time in her first official run since sustaining a shin injury on Feb. 2, but complained about some pain after completing her second run.
Lindsey Vonn and Julia Mancuso have made big headlines in Whistler, but eight other U.S. women's Alpine team members are also ready to surprise.
A re-energized Bode Miller has given the 12-man U.S. men's Alpine squad a huge boost at Whistler Creekside. See who else has gold-medal potential.