SOCHI SCENE: Racing for "VIRG"

AP News
Posted: Feb 09, 2014 1:59 PM

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — On his left glove, American skier Steven Nyman wrote in black marker — "VIRG."

It was a tribute to his uncle, Virgil, who Nyman said just underwent surgery to remove a brain tumor back in Provo, Utah. Nyman talked to his uncle the night before Sunday's downhill and knew he would be watching. So Nyman gave him a shout-out.

Nyman fought back tears talking about his uncle after finishing 27th in the race.

"I just hope he'll be OK," Nyman said. "I have three brothers and he's always been good to us. He loves us.

Believe Him
Katie Pavlich

"When I called him, I said I was racing for him."

See the glove here:

— By Pat Graham — Twitter


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