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Rivalry on U.S. ski team, men's hockey team wins, and Canada dominates bobsled. More Olympic highlights after the jump.
Catfight! The rivalry between U.S. teammates Julia Mancuso and Lindsey Vonn came out in the open yesterday when Mancuso was quoted on Sports Illustrated's website saying, "It's such a popularity contest. Our team is struggling, as a group. People are having a hard time reaching their potential because it's such a struggle for attention. You come to meetings after races and it's like it's a bad day if Lindsey didn't do well." Easy there, ladies.
To add fuel to the rivalry fire, during yesterday's giant slolum, Vonn crashed and, with Mancuso speeding towards her through the thick fog, officials made Mancuso stop in the middle of her run for safety precautions. She had to go back to the top and start over and ended up getting 18th overall in an event that she won gold in last year. She said it was "like running an extra 400-meter sprint and then having to go up five minutes later and do it again." Needless to say, she was pretty pissed. Heck, I'd be, too.
The U.S. men's hockey team won again! Whoohoo! Semi-finals here we come!
The Canadian women's bobsled team dominated the podium last night taking both gold and silver medals and the U.S. team took bronze.