Bill Demong
Sport: Nordic Combined
Birthdate: March 29, 1980
Birthplace: Saranac Lake, NY
Hometown: Vermontville, NY
Residence: Lake Placid, NY
Ht: / Wt: 5'10" / 150 lbs
Olympics: 2006, 2002, 1998
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Getting to know: Bill Demong

Became first U.S. Nordic combined Olympic champion ... Named U.S. Closing Ceremony flagbearer on same night as gold medal ... Proposed to his girlfriend (she said yes) on the same day as being named flagbearer and winning gold ... Born in the host city of the 1980 Winter Games, but missed the Miracle On Ice by just over one month ... Suffered a fractured skull in a 2002 diving accident ... Became third U.S. Nordic combined world champion, in 2009, only two days after being the head figure in "Bibgate" ... A cycling fanatic who won the U.S. team time trial on a classic Tour de France stage.


DateEvent RankResults
Sun, Feb 14 - 10:00aIndiv. Normal Hill -- Ski Jump 24115.5
Sun, Feb 14 - 1:45pIndiv. Normal Hill -- XC (10km) 6+17.9
Thu, Feb 25 - 11:00aIndiv. Large Hill -- Ski Jump 6115.5
Thu, Feb 25 - 2:00pIndiv. Large Hill -- XC (10km)Medal Gold125:32.9

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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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