The journey to the top of the Olympic podium has been a long one for Billy Demong and the U.S. Nordic combined team. But now that they're there, the sport has a chance to grow in the States.
The U.S. men's team made history Tuesday, bringing home the country's first Nordic combined team medal. For members of the team, it was a silver medal decades in the making.
Pull on the heavy Norwegian sweaters, throw down a shot of aquavit and heat up the fondue pots. After Johnny Spillane's medal in the Nordic combined, America now is a true Winter Olympian.