Posted February 14, 2014 on AP on Fox

ASPEN, CO - JANUARY 31: Ross Powers of Vermont gets big air during the Snowboard Superpipe finals competition of the Winter X Games VII at Buttermilk Mountain on January 31, 2003 in Aspen, Colorado. Powers had to settle for fourth. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
Flash back for a moment to 2002, to this: --- ''PARK CITY, Utah (AP) - Gold, silver, bronze. Red, white and blue. Snowboarders Ross Powers, Danny Kass and J.J. Thomas rendered those colors interchangeable and indivisible Monday, giving the United States its first medals sweep in the Winter Olympics in 46 years. With chants of ''USA, USA, USA'' coming from the crowd of 30,000, the three Americans made history on the halfpipe, soaring into the sunshine for an unforgettable Olympic moment. They catapulted their Gen X sport out of the fringe and into the spotlight - and put America alone on the medals stand.'' --- That's the story I wrote 12 years ago while covering my first Winter Games in Park City. Change a few names and details around, and I could've put essentially the same top on my report from Thursday's action. I've been lucky enough to witness two of the three U.S. medals sweeps in Winter Olympic history (I wasn't around for the first one, in 1956). Twelve years and two...
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