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Sochi Olympics TV: In Shiffrin and Ahn, celebrities born and reborn
Sochi Olympics TV: In Shiffrin and Ahn, celebrities born and reborn

Some Olympic celebrities spend years taking shape. Others are formed before they even step foot on a Games course, somewhere in that no-man's land between national qualifying tournaments and the Opening Ceremony parade.Mikaela Shiffrin falls unquestionably in the latter category. A reigning World Cup champion at an age when most Americans are generally worrying about acne and prom dates, Shiffrin came into these Games as an anointed one before she snapped in her first boot buckle."Maybe the best hope in a generation," Steve Perrino, the former ski champion and downhill analyst for NBC, told me several months before the Sochi Games began. He was referring most obviously to Shiffrin's...

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