Vlog – When World Championships get forgotten

March 25, 2010

I’m covering the world figure skating championships in Turin where there is a real feeling of anti-climax given they come just a month after the Winter Olympics. Several champions have withdrawn.

from Olympics Notebook: Vancouver 2010:

Winter Olympics, day 15 — live

February 27, 2010

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.

from Olympics Notebook: Vancouver 2010:

Winter Games, day 11 — live

February 23, 2010

Canada v Germany in the hockey is the highlight of the Winter Olympics programme today, with the host nation facing a test of nerve in this sudden death play-off.

from Olympics Notebook: Vancouver 2010:

Lay down the run! And update your Olympic lingo

By marymilliken
February 19, 2010

OLYMPICS-SNOWBOARDING/In the skiing and snowboarding events at the Olympic Games these days, we have many a super athlete giving us mere mortals lessons in linguistics.  It's actually sick, in modern terms that is.

from Olympics Notebook: Vancouver 2010:

Lindsey takes first gold — the Vonn-couver Olympics begin

February 17, 2010

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Lindsey Vonn shrugged off the most famous shin-jury in sport to produce a fantastic victory in the women's downhill Alpine skiing at the Winter Games on Wednesday, marking the start of what may well be the Vonn-couver Olympics.

from Olympics Notebook: Vancouver 2010:

Vancouver podcast — day three

February 15, 2010

vancouverday3podcast

There's gold in them there Canadian Hills. Join our podcast crew to discuss Canada's first success at a home Olympics, the Swiss winner of the men's Alpine skiing downhill and, of course, The Simpsons.

from Olympics Notebook: Vancouver 2010:

Winter Olympics — day three

February 15, 2010

Cowbells are clanging, horns are blaring - it's race day at Whistler Creekside at last... Yes, that's right, the weather has finally improved to the point where Alpine skiing is possible at these Games. We expect the men's downhill gold to be decided at around 1200 local time (1500 ET and 2000 GMT) and there's plenty more action where that came from here in The Couver. Join us here for the fun.

from Olympics Notebook: Vancouver 2010:

Sweden’s Queen of the Slopes revels in lack of attention

February 14, 2010

OLYMPICS/All the pre-Olympic attention in women’s Alpine Skiing has been on American Lindsey Vonn, her form, her posing on the cover of Sports Illustrated, her shin injury, her cheesetherapy, her husband/coach/spokesman Thomas and her ever so hip social networking ability (yes, she tweets her facebook updates). It’s almost as though seven-times world champion Anja Paerson wasn’t here…..

from Olympics Notebook: Vancouver 2010:

Vonn injury could keep her out of the Games

February 10, 2010

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The Vonncouver Olympics may just be over before the Games have even begun.

Lindsey Vonn can't confirm whether she'll be able to compete at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver starting in a couple of days after the unlucky American revealed she is suffering from a shin injury that left her in "excruciating" pain.

from Olympics Notebook: Vancouver 2010:

Snow patrol: Tuesday update

February 9, 2010

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.