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It's official: USA on Winter map

Updated: February 15, 2010, 3:12 AM ET
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

WHISTLER, British Columbia -- Pull on the heavy Norwegian sweaters, throw down a shot of aquavit and heat up the fondue pots. America now is a true Winter Olympian.

Sure, the U.S. has won all manner of medals in other winter sports. Hockey, figure skating, downhill skiing, speedskating, bobsled, even curling -- we've won our share and then some. But to really be made in the Winter Games, you must win something in the old-school Nordic events, the ones where medals normally are reserved ...

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