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Bilodeau ends Canada's cold streak

Updated: February 15, 2010, 12:53 AM ET
By Bonnie D. Ford | ESPN.com

WEST VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Canada's long cold snap ended Sunday evening. The clouds literally cleared over Cypress Mountain as a 22-year-old moguls skier from Montreal whisked down a meringue-topped hillside and into the books by winning the country's first-ever Olympic gold medal at home.

When Alexandre Bilodeau's score was posted, putting him in first place ahead of defending Olympic champion Dale Begg-Smith, the crowd of more than 8,269 erupted, then ...

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