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Why all eyes will be on Vonn in Vancouver

Updated: January 29, 2010, 4:54 PM ET
By Howard Bryant

As the Vancouver Olympics approach, Lindsey Vonn is the name to remember. For better or for worse, in every Olympiad, American medal hopefuls find themselves catapulted into the spotlight, the country suddenly aware of their every move.

Perhaps it is merely a byproduct of attempting to give generally unfamiliar sports a familiar face. Or maybe it is what happens with such a sprawling event like the Olympics -- so many sports, so many venues, so little time. Or maybe Americans just ...

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