WHISTLER -- Out in the hallway at the media centre, just ran into Steve Holcomb and the Night Train Crew, fresh from tonight's medal ceremony in Whistler Village, packing that gold hardware.
WHISTLER — Out in the hallway at the media centre, just ran into Steve Holcomb and the Night Train Crew, fresh from tonight’s medal ceremony in Whistler Village, packing that gold hardware.
The medals are pretty stunning in-hand. Holcomb, still wearing his, said the scene was awesome — a huge crowd in the plaza.
“I think they were there to see Usher” (tonight’s entertainment), he said.
But they got to see the world’s best four-man bobsled team as part of the deal.
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Speaking of nice moments: I liked this one, recounted by Night Train crewman Steve Mesler, who was asked if the team discussed the 62-year gold-medal drought in the event before they raced today:
“Never. Even at the top of the hill before the fourth run, we didn’t sit there and talk about what we were going to do. We just relaxed and there was a moment where the four of us were standing there and everyone else had gone inside and we were the last ones there and it’s a moment that I kind of stopped for a half a second and took it in. The four of us in an empty parking lot getting ready to go down the hill. I’ll never forget that.”
Another gold medal to a good bunch of guys.