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Snowboarders Ruling the Olympics for USA February 16, 2006

As of 4:00 PM EST today, the USA ranks 4th in the medal race. American athletes have so far tallied 9 medals, 6 gold, 2 silver, and one bronze.

Interestingly, the Snowboarders account for more than half of these medals — 3 gold and 2 silver. Basically, the snowboarders are saving the Olympics for the USA. Hopefully, this will merit some extra good coverage for tonight’s broadcast of the men’s SBX and tomorrow’s broadcast of the women’s.

Doubtful though. We’re pretty sure it will be all short track and Bode mumfording again. It will be worth tuning into though to see Seth Wescott’s charge into gold medal territory — all of the media accounts make it sound pretty incredible. We can’t stress how critical a DVR is in a situation like this.

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