Ligety Named Olympic SportsMan of the Year

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SAM Magazine—Colorado Springs, Colo., Oct. 24, 2013—The U.S. Olympic Committee has named Ted Ligety 2012-13 Olympic SportsMan of the Year, its highest annual individual athlete honor. The 2006 Olympic gold medalist won three gold medals at the 2013 FIS Alpine World Ski Championship and six Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom victories en route to the fourth World Cup giant slalom title of his career. He is the first man in 45 years to win three or more gold in one World Championships, and his 2.75 second win at the opening GS race of the 2012-13 season in Soelden, Austria, was the biggest margin of victory in 34 years. This year’s Cup race kicks off Oct. 27 in Soelden.