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Americans miss medals in giant slalom

Updated: February 24, 2010, 6:38 PM ET
By Howard Bryant | ESPN.com

WHISTLER, British Columbia -- The clock is ticking on the Vancouver Olympics. The closing ceremonies are just six days away, and the anxiety to produce results that reflect the pre-Games optimism is reaching a pressure point.

After losing to the United States and now facing the prospect of having to beat Germany and then Russia just to even sniff a medal, it's Sydney or the bush for Team Canada hockey and the Austrian and Swiss ski teams.

Such a wonderful phrase, which ...

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