It’s hard to tell what goes on in Americans' minds. Or maybe we Austrians, in our ski-crazy nation, have become so oblivious that we’ve lost the ability to see the sex appeal in an ordinary downhill skiing position.

At any rate, Lindsey Vonn’s downhill tuck on the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine caused all manner of arousal in her homeland. Is it just a matter of our American cousins having dirty imaginations? Or are they really that uninformed about skiing?

One thing is certain, however: There’s no innuendo intended, sexual or otherwise, in the fact that the chief sponsor of the Vancouver Olympics is Red Bull.