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Bobsledding gold medalist for US Steve Holcomb talks tech at Microsoft

“Steve Holcomb powered the U.S. to its first bobsledding gold medal in 62 years at Vancouver Games. The Olympian is a PC through and through. He trains using an Xbox and is a Microsoft Certified Professional, now setting his sights on getting his Windows 7 certification. It was perhaps only fitting that a hardcore techie and gamer helped U.S. finally claim a gold medal in the event, especially because the gold medal he won was literally computing to core. All the medals at 2010 Vancouver Olympics contained metal recycled from computers and other electronics. Earning a medal made from recycled computer parts was an apt prize for Steven Holcomb, driver of the U.S. gold medal winning bobsled team. Holcomb, a self-described computer geek, incorporates video games into his training and is a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP). In fact, he’s not just a bobsled driver; he’s also the unofficial U.S. Bobsled team’s computer technician,” writes Microsft.

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