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 14 — live

February 26, 2010

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.

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:

Winter Games, day six – live

February 18, 2010

Yevgeny Plushenko is the main attraction as the Russian attempts to seal gold with the men's free skate but there's plenty of irresistible medal action before then.

from Olympics Notebook: Vancouver 2010:

Winter Games: Picture of the Day

February 13, 2010


Welcome to our Picture of the Day feature from the just opened Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

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.

Squash could get squeezed by youth vote in Olympic bid

March 19, 2009

At a recent press event to showcase squash’s bid for inclusion in the 2016 Games, it occurred to me that – at a competitive level at least – today’s game is a far cry from the dowdy image of middle aged men in far-too-short shorts, writes Kylie MacLellan.

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.