Precocius Caldwell ahead of schedule for U.S. POSTED: Feb 5, 3:36p ET | UPDATED: Feb 8, 9:50p ET As life-defining moments go, Ashley Caldwell's was decidedly low-key. The budding 16-year-old aerialist was playing basketball at the U.S. Winter Olympics training center in Lake Placid a couple weeks ago when coach Ryan Snow popped his head in the door.
Olympic competition runs in the blood of French world champion Ophelie David who aims to take gold in the new freestyle event of ski-cross at the Vancouver Games.
He's a 'Rocket' man POSTED: Jan 21, 5:31p ET | UPDATED: Jan 27, 10:09a ET By Matt Stroup Moguls skier Patrick Deneen broke through to claim a surprise world title in 2009. Not surprisingly for a competitor nicknamed "The Rocket," he did so thanks in large part to his trademark speed.
Alpine veterans reinvented POSTED: Jan 7, 5:20p ET | UPDATED: Jan 28, 3:48p ET By Matt Stroup Daron Rahlves and Casey Puckett were both once retired from skiing, but it didn't stick. Now the veterans and former Alpine teammates are back, facing a bold new challenge: to fly headlong toward the podium in the Olympic debut of ski cross.
Peterson thrives on high-risk life POSTED: Jan 2, 8:24a ET | UPDATED: Jan 8, 12:43p ET By Associated Press He knew he had been lucky and wanted to earn his next chunk of money the "right" way. So, Jeret "Speedy" Peterson took the $550,000 he won during one, unbelievable night at the blackjack table and sank it into real estate.
'Speedy' eyeing redemption in 2010 POSTED: Dec 25, 9:30p ET | UPDATED: Feb 25, 12:54a ET By Matt Stroup American freestyle skier Jeret "Speedy" Peterson went for broke in Torino. Nearly three years later, he went bankrupt. Now competing at his third Winter Games, the aerialist with an all-or-nothing outlook hopes to fly to gold on board a Hurricane in Vancouver.
Jamaican skier qualifies for Olympics POSTED: Dec 22, 6:33p ET | UPDATED: Dec 22, 6:55p ET By Associated Press Some might say he's Usain Bolt on skis. Not surprisingly, though, when Errol Kerr tells people he's a member of the Jamaican Winter Olympic team, most pull out the bobsled one-liners.
The ski cross lethal weapon POSTED: Dec 17, 5:15p ET | UPDATED: Dec 24, 11:28a ET By Matt Stroup Canada's Ashleigh McIvor may not come right out and say it, but she has a history of injuries that could make Mel Gibson's Sergeant Riggs feel inferior. She also has a mission: to become the first Olympic ski cross champion at a Games held in her own backyard.
Del Bosco's awakening POSTED: Dec 17, 4:58p ET | UPDATED: Feb 21, 2:09a ET By Matt Stroup Five years ago, an alcohol-induced blackout left Chris Del Bosco lying in a creek bed with a broken neck. Now, the ski cross star has sights set on gold competing for his father's native Canada in Vancouver.