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Our next guest made Olympic history in Vancouver he won the gold medal in the nordic combined first ever propose to his girlfriend.
It saved a box of kittens from a burning locked all of that same day.
He was also chosen by -- security US flag closing ceremony.
That's definitely easy don't you think hello well to skating we're delighted to welcome you national Olympic gold medalist -- -- -- -- -- like and hopefully that's.
-- -- the cooker that is -- none of us have ever seen one this.
Can get closer to this people do your -- okay I've never seen a gold medal but and before this -- -- -- You know I've actually never really felt one before -- my roommate John explain row on home and the first event.
And that must be good luck you to attach some of medal because -- in four months now yeah.
You have anybody -- your metal that you after -- aggregate to get.
There -- that other guy to that was having like emailed her despite his bronze.
And he had to be sent home you -- -- -- that was you know -- -- lives in the pictures but it seemed like Rosie just the Olympics is like a whole series of one upmanship you know -- -- -- it'll go away any that Daley called a press conflict or kittens -- out of here yet they got over my opinion I thought so yeah yeah I got to.
Can you explain how the nordic combined works for people who don't know.
Yet it's actually it's it's an original Olympic sport and you know -- -- of the of its kind that -- test of the skiers all around skills and basically we take one distance jump like you know the old -- ski -- -- see the longest jump starts first ten kilometer cross country race.
And depending on how far you jump -- how -- -- you -- and now leader.
You have a time handicap back so for every meter he pretty much Canon as about some 68 seconds penalty but you.
-- -- OK you've got to be a little crazy to be ski jumper because it looks insane.
You know I think partially we'll start so young -- that you build your confidence slowly but.
That being said there are a lot of times of the child as -- as a team you're going through the different -- those working my way out your dislike.
Have already coach and you can -- -- now when you're like sorting through the act you -- -- -- and snacks yeah.
I mean especially especially as -- -- Especially.
You know -- we go overseas merely in when he turns its its aliens eagle times and -- -- set itself you can't see your coach and there's a degree night you know it's like red and green annually.
Now -- Palestinians here in the area of feeding ground and you just you know that that that stuff is now eight years scared yeah we.
Hearing a lot about -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- I I think people are grabbing him as a novelty every time and went in -- -- cafeteria but.
As far as being on on the villages pretty quiet it's -- -- village.
I mean it's like you guys -- did not figure -- -- high school like you guys were often the cafeteria table drinking a little cards that -- well you know how under its athletes are -- -- -- -- -- say we -- ten -- -- -- Mars everybody takes -- and -- the right foods and you know nordic dorks but.
You know honestly.
We all work really really hard to be there we have a lot of races and games starting from the very be in there and -- you know.
Would it what about the what about the village I mean I try to envision a villages -- have a post office of barber.
Does it have a jail -- gotta have some kind XL everyone's a little bit different you know when I went in -- now actually so when I was seventeen there was this.
You know in Japan just this ridiculous arcade -- you know every day -- like video games at 4 o'clock and this time around you know there was there was a little video arcade but.
There was apparently it was as poly clinic where you can go and see that that is to get an MRI can figure usually mean.
No waiting in line no paying just go get an MRI did you smoke there.
Could you and you it was -- like an outdoor settings so I suppose it's an anti direction coaches were locking her out of course I'm breathless rule I -- -- well.
Except they all got fired.
Well now -- -- woke -- -- did you have a law that would stays in Olympic village what happens -- Olympic village staged an Olympic village like Vegas.
Now I mean I think everybody goes outside -- making you know -- elderly the fun history happened on the news anybody try to sneak in the village.
Not this time you know in in and in the past they've seen -- where people have tried in.
You know it's pretty tough to deal with.
The RC and he used the Ramani yeah.
The guys that aren't on horses and and bright red uniforms are pretty -- -- -- keep -- people out of the village so at.
Would outlaw who would you say were the hottest Olympic athletes.
Had to -- across country here's the last fonts here's actually has now you take like a very beautiful in endurance athlete and give her gun happy.
There's no way you can kick her out because -- -- you -- he wasn't enough you.
You know if you're hungry she and bill -- of food yeah it out the McDonald's is 45 miles away hockey stick around for another couple minutes absolutely that I got -- -- -- questions all right coming up.
More with the first guy that would ever win gold -- -- a US combined Billy.
I was there's I don't as a demon.
That's -- hadn't really given us.
It's CNN the -- is -- demon.
I think gene in -- and he won the gold for nordic biker who else wins it with you.
Like it's it's it is such as you gets a gold it's to somebody help you along the way you get -- like a pit crew markets mob.
And you know.
-- on our team in what is really enable us to succeed because my goal was the first gold but.
We had never won a medal in this port 86 years and our team came home at three silvers and a gold so.
Including one silver in the team event where -- to put four guys up against everybody else is best for.
And that's huge you have to go from from nothing here -- here areas and and you know this olympiad with these guys.
And basically for the last fourteen years we have been like this little band of Brothers -- love -- all the all the different things success failure.
And -- you know put together and become -- but it really strong team I ask you got engaged during the Olympics.
Did you do it during the Olympics in order to keep her from saying no.
-- actually did during the Olympics because for the last three months I've figured she knows it's gonna happen so I needed to surprise there and she was very surprised -- it was about an hour after I got the metal and it Annie yeah in whistler and these shoes for his friend actually brought the ring to the race that -- -- must've felt something and that's at that and I think he lost a good especially in light -- about speculate -- guys just -- I'm now.
I don't I had all that opera that's great all doubt given the choice would Iraqi Olympics would you rather have her say no or not win the gold.
-- You know I gotta say they get a long time I know I am at it if it's easy -- Look look look look look look look and yeah.
-- -- -- I don't think I'm gonna buy it and I think you know you -- they know what that they'll get another chance it doesn't look like a that are out there.
I -- although most honest living.
And that's that's US when you get the metal we -- -- a little disappointed to see that it did the writing on the middle wasn't French.
And it's happened half wedge shot from Lake Placid so yeah I'm really disciplined -- -- with the Montreal yeah.
And -- alluded to shape should -- not put in the microwave.
I don't know if it decreases the baton to him about.
Let's wait and we don't moan don't achievement -- it we got we got to move -- running out of time it would -- -- have been here Specter.
I -- correctly.
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