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Demong's individual gold a team effort

Updated: February 25, 2010, 11:04 PM ET
By Bonnie D. Ford

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Like many Nordic skiers, Billy Demong cross-trains in the summer by riding a road bike, and he's good enough to have competed in some races on the domestic professional circuit. During July 2008, he was on the receiving end of an athletic act of generosity that may have gotten more attention in cyberspace than anything Demong had done in three previous Winter Olympics.

Demong, who had crashed about 1.5 miles from the finish of the Cascade ...

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