Zoeggeler ranks among the elite in luge history with five Olympic
medals and five world championship golds, thus earning his nickname,
"Il Cannibale" (the cannibal). In Vancouver, he finished behind Germany's Felix Loch and David Moeller for bronze, his fifth medal in his fifth successive Games...In Torino, he joined German legend Georg
Hackl as the only men to repeat as Olympic champion in men's singles.
He has the reputation of being a simple and calm man, which has earned
him his other nickname, "he ice-blooded champion."
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.