Photo of the day From the Stripes archives

December 15, 2004


Red Grandy ©Stars and Stripes

Sarajevo, Yugoslavia, February 19, 1984: His body outside the flexible gate but his feet still on the course, Phil Mahre of the United States heads for a gold medal in the slalom at the 14th Winter Olympic Games. His twin brother, Steve, took the silver medal in the event. It was a good day all around for Phil Mahre, whose wife gave birth to a son back in Phoenix. Mahre is the only American male to win the Overall World Cup title; in fact, he did so three years in a row in the early 1980s.