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Demong Carries U.S. Flag In Closing Ceremony
Monday, 03/01/10
At the closing ceremony of the Olympic yesterday, Vermontville, New York's Billy Demong was the U.S. flag bearer. But he also carried the banner as the first U.S. Olympic champion in Nordic sports.
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Norwich Honors Hannah Kearney For Olympic Gold
Friday, 02/26/10
Today was a day of celebration in Norwich, where Olympic gold medalist Hannah Kearney got a hometown hero's welcome.
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Bill Demong Wins Gold Medal
Friday, 02/26/10
The United States won their first ever gold medal in the Nordic sports when Billy Demong of Vermontville, New York and Johnny Spillane finished with gold and silver in a Nordic combined large hill competition.
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Interview: Patrick Garrity From Vancouver
Thursday, 02/25/10
We've been checking with Patrick Garrity of the Burlington Free Press from Vancouver during these 2010 Olympics and now that they're almost over we're catching up with him once more. This time, we talk hockey.
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Newell Races In Men’s Cross Country Relay
Thursday, 02/25/10
Shaftsbury's Andy Newell took part in the men's cross country 4 by 10 kilometer relay. But it was a disappointing run for the American team, they came in 13th, that's next to last place.
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Nordic Combined Takes Silver Medal
Wednesday, 02/24/10
It was a great day for the U.S. Nordic Combined team, winning their first ever medal - a silver. Austria won the gold.
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Parade Friday For Gold Medalist Hannah Kearney
Tuesday, 02/23/10
Vermont Olympic gold medalist Hannah Kearney will be honored with a hometown parade. Friday's parade will start in Hanover and end in Kearney's hometown of Norwich.
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Cross Country Skiers Have Strong Finish
Tuesday, 02/23/10
Local cross country skiers had a strong day yesterday in Olympic competition in Vancouver. The men and women's team sprint finals took place in warm weather, around 50 degrees, some spectators were wearing short-sleeved shirts.  
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Bode Miller Brings Home Gold
Monday, 02/22/10
A big weekend for Franconia, New Hampshire's Bode Miller. He picked up a gold medal yesterday in the men's super-combined. It was an amazing run down the slalom portion of the race, after finishing seventh in the down hill portion.
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Goodson: Women And Ski Racing
Thursday, 02/18/10
By LeeLee Goodson
Alpine skier Lindsey Vonn made history with an  Olympic gold in downhill  yesterday.  This has commentator LeeLee Black Goodson thinking about women, sports, and ski racing.
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Stratton Mountain Students Root For Alums
Friday, 02/19/10
By Susan Keese
Vermonters have had plenty of local heroes to root for in the 2010 Winter Olympics.  The Stratton Mountain School has Five alumni competing in this year's games, but so far the results have included a couple of big disappointments.
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Teter Takes Silver, Bronze For Clark
Friday, 02/19/10
Vermont's streak of women's half-pipe gold came to an end last night when Australian Torah Bright defeated defending champion Hannah Teter of Belmont by 2.6 points to win the gold. Teter took the silver medal. The 2002 champion, Kelly Clark of West Dover fell on her first run and hit the deck on an awkward landing on her second but still took bronze.
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Interview: Patrick Garrity From The Olympics
Thursday, 02/18/10
By Neal Charnoff
Vermont's presence at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games continues to be felt.
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VT Edition: School is Successful Nordic Skiing Training Ground
Thursday, 02/18/10
By Sarah Ashworth
VPR's Sarah Ashworth visits with members of the Mount Mansfield Union High School Nordic team, which is one of the state's most successful ski teams.
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Newell Crashes In Qualification Round
Thursday, 02/18/10
A big disappointment for Shaftsbury's Andy Newell yesterday. The U.S. favorite crashed in the qualification round of the men's cross-country individual sprint classic and didn't advance to the quarterfinals. He'll have another chance to compete in the team event. Newell ranked 45th overall.
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VT Edition: What Drives Ski Academy Students To Compete
Wednesday, 02/17/10
By Patti Daniels
VPR's Patti Daniels talks to a group of students at the Green Mountain Valley School in Fayston, a ski academy, about what drives them to compete.
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Kearney Says Gold Medal Is "Beautiful"
Wednesday, 02/17/10
By Mitch Wertlieb
Hannah Kearney of Norwich won Gold in the womens' moguls Saturday. VPR's Mitch Wertlieb caught up with a tired but happy and gracious Kearney by cell phone at the Athlete's Village in Vancouver, and asked her if she was concerned about the conditions before the race.
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Jacobellis Disqualified In Semifinals
Wednesday, 02/17/10
Another big disappointment for Stratton Mountain's Lindsey Jacobellis. The U.S. snowboardcross favorite lost her balance after a jump and went outside a gate in the semifinals to get disqualified.
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Patrick Garrity From The Olympic Games
Tuesday, 02/16/10
By Neal Charnoff
Patrick Garrity of the Burlington Free Press is in Vancouver reporting on the 2010 Olympic games.
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VT Edition: Costume Can Make Or Break A Skater
Tuesday, 02/16/10
By Sarah Ashworth
VPR's Sarah Ashworth visits the Triple Loop shop in Essex Junction that specializes in making figure skating costumes.
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Curling an annual part of winter for Morrisville club
Monday, 02/15/10
By Sarah Ashworth
VPR's Sarah Ashworth recently paid a visit to the Green Mountain Curling Club in Morrisville to get learn the basics of the sport.
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Compton Highest Ranked American, Jacobellis To Compete
Tuesday, 02/16/10
Monday's results for local competitors in the Vancouver Olympics.
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Bode Miller Takes Bronze In Downhill
Tuesday, 02/16/10
Bode Miller has broken his personal streak of championship mishaps by taking bronze in the Olympic downhill.
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Locals Compete In Opening Weekend Of Olympics
Monday, 02/15/10
Several athletes from our region competed this weekend, but none cracked the top three in their sports. Nick Alexander of Lebanon, New Hampshire and Peter Frenette of Saranac Lake, New York both competed in ski jumping, and shared 41st place.
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Kearney Brings Home Gold
Monday, 02/15/10
Hannah Kearney of Norwich has won the first U.S. gold medal of the Vancouver Olympics, taking the women's moguls Saturday night.
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