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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

Do you have any superstitions?
None, I like taking chance out of the equation.


Do you have any pet peeves?
People that have a lot of rituals and superstitions.
What is your most embarrassing sports moment?
When I lost my bib at world championships [in 2009] and got disqualified for it.
If you could play any other sport, what would it be?
road cycling
What music do you like to listen to before competition?
I put 1000 songs on my iPod and hit shuffle.
Favorite...Web site?
velonews.com
...thing from Starbucks?
dark, roasted coffee, black
...place you've traveled?
Alaska
...junk food?
Terra Blues potato chips


One famous person you would like to meet?
Robert Redford. I love that old movie “Jeremiah Johnson.”

Three things you always travel with?
peanut butter, hot sauce and Q-tips
If you weren't pursuing the Olympics, what would you be doing?
I'd start a green energy business.
One thing most people don't know about you?
That I can take a day off!
The #1 thing you'd like to do before you die?
Get my pilot’s license.

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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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