Alpine skiing at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Men's downhill
at the XXI Olympic Winter Games
|Date||February 15, 2010|
|Competitors||64 from 28 nations|
|Alpine skiing at the
2010 Winter Olympics
The Men's Downhill competition of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics was held at Whistler Creekside in Whistler, British Columbia. The competition was scheduled for Saturday, February 13, but was postponed due to rain and warm temperatures; it was held on Monday, February 15.
The vertical drop of the Dave Murray Downhill course was 853 m (2,799 ft), starting at an elevation of 1,678 m (5,505 ft) above sea level and finishing at 825 m (2,707 ft); the course length was 3.105 km (1.929 mi).
The time margins between the medalists were the closest in the history of the event in any Olympics; only 0.09 seconds separated gold and bronze.
Didier Défago winning gold
Aksel Lund Svindal racing for the silver medal
Bode Miller, the bronze medalist