"We're the strongest we've ever been," says Evan Lysacek of the U.S. men's figure-skating team. With former U.S. champ Johnny Weir, U.S. champ Jeremy Abbott and world champ Lysacek, the Americans have high hopes, and tonight's short program starts things. Snowboard cross star Lindsey Jacobellis, meanwhile, hopes for redemption: She returns after having lost the gold medal in 2006, when she crashed after adding a bit too much flair prior to the end of the race. On the mountain, men's Alpine skiing speed and technique mesh in a new-format super combined (a downhill and a single slalom, instead of two). Defending gold medalist Ted Ligety, among the world's most lauded tech skiers, says the U.S. team is "great on the speed side, but we're not pulling our weight on the tech side." In late night is the women's luge final, with America's Erin Hamlin, who ended the Germans' 15-year gold-medal run in the World Championships. "Not having to hear the Germany anthem was so awesome," she says.
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