Sochi Winter Olympic Gold medallist ski racer Ted Ligety shows off his medal to photographers as he arrives outside the New York studios for 'The Late Show With David Letterman'.
Asked how he liked it in Sochi, Russia, he replies, 'It was awesome!' before passing his gold around the intrigued gaggle of paparazzi. After all the snappers had been allowed to handle the accolade, he thanks them and makes his way inside. The medal is the US sportsman's first, after he reached victory in the Alpine Skiing Men's Giant Slalom event.
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