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Ted Ligety became the first American skier to capture gold in the men’s giant slalom


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He came, he saw, he conquered.

On Wednesday afternoon at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center in Sochi, Ted Ligety became the first American skier to capture gold in the men’s giant slalom.

Ligety, who entered as the favorite and held a commanding lead after his first run, finished with a total time of 2:45.29.

Before Wednesday, the Sochi Games had been a bit of a disappointment for the 29-year-old from Salt Lake City. He came into the giant slalom having finished just 12th in the men’s super-combined and 14th in the super-G.

But all that will be forgotten now, and Ligety will have his name forever etched in the annals of American Olympic history.

Steve Missillier of France, nicknamed “the missile,” led the field up until Ligety’s final run. He ended up with a second-place finish and a silver medal.

Rounding out the podium was Missilier’s compatriot, Alexis Pinturault, who captured bronze. [Full Quote]

USA WINS FIRST GOLD IN DANCE SKATING!


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OLYMPIC RESULT: Meryl Davis and Charlie White of the United States won gold in ice dancing today at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, becoming the first American Olympic champions in the event.
The defending Olympic champions, Canada’s Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, earned silver.
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Sochi: Just in case.


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The U.S. military will have up to two warships and several large transport aircraft on standby under a contingency plan to help evacuate American officials and athletes during the Sochi Olympics if ordered, a U.S. official with direct knowledge of the plan told CNN Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr.

The official said the State Department would take the lead in organizing and evacuating Americans. The official declined to be identified because of the sensitive nature of the information.

The official emphasized the Russian government would have to give its approval for U.S. assets to enter Russia.
The ships and planes are “just in case the Russians ask for help,” the official said. But the assets, he said, are clearly there “if something happens like a major terrorist attack and we need to get Americans out.”

The plan calls for the warships to enter the Black Sea in the next few days. In a crisis the ships’ helicopters could fly quickly to Sochi and begin evacuating American officials. C-17 aircraft being put on standby in Germany could be on the scene in about two hours for additional evacuations. Other aircraft contracted to the State Department would also play a role.

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