Michael Greis
Sport: Biathlon
Birthdate: August 18, 1976
Birthplace: Fuessen, West Germany
Hometown: Nesselwang, Germany
Residence: Ruhpolding, Germany
Ht: / Wt: 5'10" / 159 lbs
Olympics: 2006, 2002
Teammates: Andreas Birnbacher, Simon Schempp, Arnd Peiffer

Getting to know: Michael Greis

The biathlon star of the 2006 Torino Games, with three gold medals ... "Michi" beat out Formula One driver Michael Schumacher for German Sportsman of the Year after this Olympic triple ... Recovered from a messy splits with his coach and long-time girlfriend in 2008 to regain his spot among the biathlon elite ... Dates a member of the German national team.


DateEvent RankResults
Sun, Feb 14 - 11:15a10km Sprint 2125:56.0
Thu, Feb 18 - 1:20p20km Individual 1050:37.6
Fri, Feb 26 - 11:30a4 x 7.5km Relay 51:23:16.0
Tue, Feb 16 - 12:45p12.5km Pursuit 5+51.2
Sun, Feb 21 - 11:00a15km Mass Start 10+35.0

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    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.

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