Olympics Notebook: Vancouver 2010

Winter Olympics, day 15 — live

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The final race of the Olympic Alpine skiing programme is underway, with Austria’s Benjamin Raich among the favourites. There are seven medals in play on the penultimate day of competition in Vancouver, Whistler and Cypress and we’ll be here for all of them, so please join us for expert commentary from our reporters on the spot.

Winter Games, day 14 — live

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The men’s ice hockey semi-finals pitting the United States against Finland and Canada against Slovakia are the highlights of the day … but with the mayhem of short track speed skating and the women’s curling final there’s plenty of other action to shout about… Join us here today and every day of the Games.

Suits you, sir! Our reporter tries a speedskating second skin

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Larry Fine, our speedskating correspondent at these Winter Olympics, wanted to get a feel for what the athletes put themselves through. He got more than he bargained for… Over to Larry:

“First off, it should be noted that it was a size medium and I’m sure the good folks at Nike would have suggested a size or two larger for my particular build.

Winter Games live blog: day eight

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Our live blog on day eight of the Olympic Games is following Lindsey Vonn and her quest for a second gold medal in the women’s Super-G. There’s also a bunch of speedskating medals so please feel free join us. Dip in and out, we’ll be here all day.

Winter Games: picture of the day

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OLYMPICS-SPEEDSKATING/Paul Barker writes on Tuesday:

I spent much of the day editing the women’s 500 metre speed skating race, looking at many very good pictures. Jerry Lampen’s frame of Annette Gerritsen of the Netherlands crashing as Nao Kodaira of Japan speeds past was the image of the day from that event.

Winter Games: Picture of the Day

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Each day, Paul Barker chooses his favourite frame from the Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Today was day one of comeptition … over to Paul:

“Reuters photographer Lyle Stafford caught Sven Kramer’s emotion perfectly after Kramer climbed into the stand to celebrate his 5,000 meter speed skating victory with his father and mother (top) and other supporters from the Netherlands.”

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