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Spillane overcomes disadvantage

Updated: December 23, 2009, 8:27 PM ET
Associated Press

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. -- After a signature win in his hometown Wednesday, Johnny Spillane looked over his shoulder and pointed in the direction of the house where he grew up only four or five blocks away.

Spillane knows as well as anyone, though, that no path to the Olympics is ever that short.

Despite being slowed and stopped by injuries that have ended five of his seasons this decade, Spillane made his fourth U.S. Olympic team, defeating rivals Todd Lodwick and Billy Demong at ...

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