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Snowball effect for US

The medal count was up -- but so were expectations

Many US athletes medaled but high expectations may not have been met.
Many US athletes medaled but high expectations may not have been met. (Globe Staff Photo / John Bohn) Globe Staff Photo / John Bohn
By John Powers
Globe Staff / February 28, 2006

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Any other year but this one, the Americans would have been spraying each other with Dom Perignon and heading off to the Costa del Sol for vacation. No other US Olympic team had ever come close to winning 25 medals at an overseas Winter Games. In fact, the previous high, achieved in 1994 (Lillehammer) and 1998 (Nagano), was ... (Full article: 1179 words)

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