Svindal sets the Alpine speed standard

Published 11:26 AM ET, Thu December 20, 2012
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Aksel Lund Svindal, right, secured his first Olympic gold medal in the men's super-G at the 2010 Vancouver Games, while American star Bode Miller claimed silver. Getty Images
Svindal celebrates his silver medal in the men's downhill in Vancouver. He also won bronze in the giant slalom to complete a full set of medals in one Games. Getty Images
Svindal powers his way to victory in the men's World Cup super-G race at Val Gardena as he continued his dominant start to the 2012-13 season with his third win. AFP/Getty Images
Svindal and fellow skiers Ted Ligety and James Heim go back to the 1980s for a photoshoot with sponsor Head. CNN
Svindal finds time to relax away from the rigors of training and competition. CNN
Norwegian ski coach Haavard Lie battles the elements during national team training in Solden.
Svindal shows his attitude as he embraces the "Movember" charity movement.