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Burke could lead Americans to medal

Updated: January 12, 2010, 8:19 PM ET
Associated Press

Tim Burke's World Cup triumphs have the U.S. biathlon team feeling especially good about the Vancouver Games and America's chances of finally grabbing an Olympic medal in Europe's most popular winter sport.

In a teleconference Tuesday introducing the five-member men's team and the four-member women's squad, Burke's teammates said his emergence as an elite biathlete has boosted their confidence and reduced the pressure they feel for a biathlon breakthrough.

Burke has the ...

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