Olympics Notebook: Vancouver 2010

Vancouver Sportswrap: Vonn’s bombshell

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News of an injury that might keep American ski queen Lindsey Vonn out of the Olympics rocked Vancouver two days before the opening ceremony for the 2010 Winter Games.

Join Owen Wyatt for a look at what Vonn said at her bombshell news conference on Wednesday, and a few shots on the snow that finally began to fall on Cypress Mountain.

Snow patrol: it’ll be all white on the night

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It is snowing in Cypress, foggy in Whistler and raining in Vancouver, so I guess we don’t have to put inverted commas round the “Winter” bit of the Olympics any more.

Snow in Cypress. That sounds a bit odd when you say it out loud and it’s not something you you see every day here in Vancouver. In fact, it’s not something any of us has seen since the world descended on the city for the Games.

Reuters Sportswrap, Vancouver special

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We’re doing things slightly differently on Sportswrap while we’re at the Winter Olympics. Join Kevin Fylan on our Vancouver debut, featuring some spectacular aerial shots of the city, and the IOC president getting down with the athletes.

Snow patrol: Tuesday update

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OLYMPICS-VANCOUVER/We’re just three days away from the start of the Winter Olympics and snow is still conspicuous by its absence in balmy Vancouver.

Organisers are making terrific last-minute attempts to snow the place up a little, given the unseasonably warm weather here. Using helicopters and a 750-strong workforce, they’ve transported more than 5,000 cubic metres of snow to Cypress Mountain and the bare freestyle skiing and snowboard courses.

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