I have to agree with Alta Skier. Alisa is not only a gracious champion, but will be a media "darling" downunder.
It Looks like Australia will have to have two special edition stamps of its gold medal winners, or one stamp with with Alisa and Steven Bradbury. Now that's an interesting couple !
Anyway, the way he won his is just so typical of how things can happen, especially for the Aussies. Ok so he was an opportunist, but he paid his dues of 10 years of training and injuries, and other competitive crashes which included some serious injuries.
Alisa didn't want her family to come and watch her compete, but they did anyway, quietly, and didn't reveal themselves until to her after the she won the gold. Apparently her sister and mother hid behind an Australian flag whenever they thought they might be discovered.
The Olympics they are sooooooo...special. You get all these competitors who do personal bests, for maybe only this one time in their life, and they score a medal. It is just so amazing.
How about the US Female Bob team, US #2, they won, not sled #1. A black female the first ever African Aemrican maybe the first black ever to win an Olympci medal...The guys from Jamaica will just ahve to kick it up a few more notches.
If everything else goes smoothly, these 19th. Winter Olympic Games will go down as one of greatest, if not the greatest winter games of all time, and perhaps this century. Well they are already by default. So make it since the Olympics restarted post WWII.