from Olympics Notebook: Vancouver 2010:

Lay down the run! And update your Olympic lingo

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:

Vancouver podcast – day six

February 19, 2010


We're back, and now with new added Australian. Join me, Julian, Mary Milliken and Miles Evans for our chat about the Worst/Best Games Ever, Lindsey Vonn and, inevitably, the great Aussie contribution to the Winter Olympics.

from Olympics Notebook: Vancouver 2010:

Oh no Canada! But don’t be so quick to write off these Olympics

February 18, 2010

OLYMPICS-ALPINE SKIING/The 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver have been beset by tragedy and trials, from the death of the Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili, through the Goldilocks weather up at Whistler and Cypress -- too much snow or too little snow, it's never just right -- to a biathlon scoring fiasco described as "the blackest day ever".

from Olympics Notebook: Vancouver 2010:

Lindsey takes first gold — the Vonn-couver Olympics begin

February 17, 2010


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:

Lindsey gets down with her digital Vonn-tourage

February 12, 2010

FILM-BUZZ/Lindsey Vonn has re-connected with her huge online following -- which I, for one, am determined to call her Digital Vonn-tourage -- and put a brief dalliance with old media behind her.

from Olympics Notebook: Vancouver 2010:

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

February 11, 2010


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.

from Olympics Notebook: Vancouver 2010:

Vonn injury could keep her out of the Games

February 10, 2010


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:

Flying Tomato squashes Vonn-couver in earnings stakes

February 9, 2010

OLYMPICS/SNOWBOARDINGStep forward the top earning athlete at these Winter Olympics... Not so fast, Lindsey Vonn!

Can anyone beat Lindsey Vonn at the Olympics?

January 24, 2010

I’ve enjoyed my weekend in the Italian mountains covering the women’s World Cup skiing. Chic Cortina d’Ampezzo is a beautiful place and the weather has been mild (even if I’ve still been slipping and sliding on the icy pavements).

Alpine skiing takes on those pesky newcomers

February 16, 2009

skiingArguably the most popular winter sport, alpine skiing has been threatened in recent years by hipper, younger disciplines like snowboarding, moguls, half-pipe or ski-cross, which have all made it into the Olympic programme.