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Lindsey Vonn, Bode Miller lead U.S. Alpine ski team

January 26, 2010 |  4:39 pm

Hardly a surprise, Lindsey Vonn and Bode Miller lead a list of U.S. skiers earning spots for the Vancouver Games.

The announcement of the team was delayed until Tuesday to see if any extra spots opened up.

Some did and the Americans received four extra spots, bringing the total on the men's and women's teams to 22 skiers.

Vonn is rolling into Vancouver having won five straight World Cup downhill events this season. She also leads the overall standings. Vonn could be a five-medal threat in Vancouver.

Miller made his fourth Olympics. He won two silver medals at the 2002 games in Salt Lake City.

Reigning Olympic champions Julia Mancuso and Ted Ligety also made the team. Mancuso won the giant slalom at the Turin Games in 2006 and Ligety won gold in the combined.

-- Philip Hersh

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