The biographical information was provided by the Vancouver Organizing Committee (VANOC) for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games.
Nickname: Duf. (rossignol.com, 01 May 2009)
Hobbies: Fishing, playing golf, listening to music. (rossignol.com, 01 May 2009)
Occupation: Athlete, Architect
Education: Architecture: Switzerland
Family: Partner Sabine, daughter Alexane
Language spoken: German, English, French
Club name: SC Morgins: Morgins, Switzerland
Coach: Patrice Morisod (rossignol.com, 01 May 2009)
Sporting Relatives: His younger brother Daniel is also an international level Alpine skier. (Team DDD, 29 Nov 2004
Marital status: Married
As the pilot for the USA-1 bobsled, I broke a 62-year gold medal drought when my sled, the 'Night Train" won the Olympic title at the 2010 Vancouver Games. A degenerative eye condition nearly caused me to quit my sport in 2008, but corrective surgery restored my vision to 20-20.