Competing in his sixth Olympic Games, is the only winter athlete to represent Estonia at every Games since its independence from the Soviet Union ... Is the two-time defending Olympic champion at 15km, making a three-peat in 2010 unlikely ... Strongly favors the classical technique over freestyle ... His first name and the first names of his wife and four children all begin with the letter 'A'.
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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.