Pietro Piller Cottrer
Sport: Cross-Country
Birthdate: December 20, 1974
Birthplace: Pieve di Cadore, Italy
Hometown: Sappada, Italy
Residence: Sappada, Italy
Ht: / Wt: 5'11" / 155 lbs
Olympics: 2006, 2002, 1998

Getting to know: Pietro Piller Cottrer

Won the distance-skiing World Cup crystal globe during the 2008-09 cross-country skiing season ... Skied on Italy's Olympic 4x10km relay teams in 2002 and 2006, the latter which won the gold ... Chopped off his own left index finger in a wood-chopping accident, later celebrated a medal by wearing a foam finger.


DateEvent RankResults
Mon, Feb 15 - 12:30p15km IndividualMedal Silver234:00.9
Wed, Feb 24 - 11:15a4 x 10km Relay 91:47:16.6
Sun, Feb 28 - 9:30a50km Mass Start 262:08:21.6
Sat, Feb 20 - 1:30p30km Pursuit 141:16:19.9

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    Who am I?

    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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