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Husband of U.S. mogul skier detained

By Elliott Almond
Monday, February 15th, 2010 at 12:56 pm in Uncategorized.

WEST VANCOUVER, British Columbia — This story seemed to fail to get much attention, but Mike Hormell, husband of U.S. moguls skier Michelle Roark, was detained at Cypress Mountain while trying to get to the training area last weekend. Hormell usually is with his wife in training but access is limited at the Olympics.

One source said Hormell had tried to sneak through the second-growth forest to get to the moguls’ training area. Roark did not confirm that. She defended her husband and said he filed appropirate paperwork to get clearance. Olympic officials said they did not receive any documents.

Roark asked the U.S. Olympic Committee and U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association to help but neither would intercede.

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