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Leap of faith

Lindsey Van fights for, wins Olympic opportunity

Originally Published: September 26, 2011
Julia Savacool

Shoulders slumped, her face already weathered from years of wind and frigid air, Lindsey Van looked exhausted. Defeated, really. She had faced the scrum of reporters before. After all, she is a 13-time U.S. national ski jump champion and accustomed to media attention.

But this time it was different.

Standing outside the British Columbia Court of Appeals on a chilly November day in 2009, Van was not there to expound on her win or by-a-hair loss. She was there to ...

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