Steve Holcomb won America's first gold medal in the bobsled in 62 years at the recent Vancouver Winter Olympics. For his troubles, he's since had his Xbox 360 stolen, which has left the guy devastated. No, traumatised.

"It's like a death in the family," he told cnet, "at least for me being single with no kids".

His console and games - of which he had 27, bringing the total cost of the heist to $4,000 - were incredibly important to the athlete, as they were literally some of his only possessions in life.

"Well, considering I'm a volunteer and I don't have any possessions, this was a huge loss," he said. "I have a 1990 Honda Accord, a simple Netbook, a bunch of clothes, and an Xbox. What I have lost is equivalent to losing your house, and all the furniture inside. This is devastating, I'm a huge gamer without a game."

Xbox stolen from gold medal bobsledder [cnet]