Historic Day at the Winter Olympics Reveals That the Value of Gold Varies

04/20/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The US team had a big day with 3 Gold medals in one historic day.

Lindsey Vonn, the SI cover girl, overcame injury to win the women's downhill. Shaun White did a 'McTwisty' (whatever that is) to rule the snowboard half-pipe. Shani Davis repeated by taking the 1,000 meter speed skating crown.

Congratulations to all. Job well done!! Your country is proud.

The sad reality is that 2 of the 3 amazing Olympians will be afforded many opportunities to parlay their glory into millions of dollars and one will fade back into obscurity and a 9 to 5.

And sadder still...we all know which unfortunate person that is.