• Ski cross racer worked as auto mechanic to finance Olympics


    SOCHI, Russia - If a piece of equipment breaks in Sochi, or if a bobsled needs a tune up, they can just call John Teller.

    The Mammoth Lakes, Calif., native is in Sochi to compete in ski cross and he financed his switch from Alpine skiing to ski cross by working at his family's auto body shop in his hometown.

    The 30-year-old sat down with NBCOlympics.com to discuss his transition from Alpine to ski cross, being a first-time Olympian, working as a mechanic and motocross.

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