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:

Winter Games: picture of the day

February 17, 2010

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.

from Olympics Notebook: Vancouver 2010:

“Support Our Troops” slogan falls foul of Olympic rules

February 16, 2010

OLYMPICS-ICE HOCKEY/Trouble is brewing over United States ice hockey goalie Jonathan Quick and the “Support Our Troops” slogan on his helmet. Slogans of this sort are banned under Olympic rules and Quick will be told to remove it, the International Ice Hockey Federation has told Reuters.

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:

Winter Games — picture of the day

February 15, 2010

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Picture of the Day has to feature Alexandre Bilodeau, the man who wrote himself into the record books by becoming the first Canadian to win a gold medal at a home Olympics.

from Olympics Notebook: Vancouver 2010:

Vancouver podcast — day 2

February 15, 2010

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Here is episode two of our daily podcast from the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. I'm joined by Mary Milliken, Ossian Shine and Steve Keating as we talk about the Canadian curse, odd nicknames and what the athletes get up to on Valentine's Day in the Village.

from Olympics Notebook: Vancouver 2010:

Reuters Sportswrap: Sven Kramer Special

February 14, 2010

The Dutch are calling these Games the Svencouver Olympics after Sven Kramer's victory in the speedskating on day one.

from Olympics Notebook: Vancouver 2010:

Winter Games: Picture of the Day

February 14, 2010

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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:

from Olympics Notebook: Vancouver 2010:

Winter Games: Picture of the Day

February 13, 2010

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

from Olympics Notebook: Vancouver 2010:

Georgian luger dies in horrific crash – update

February 12, 2010

OLYMPICS-LUGE/Georgian luge competitor Nodar Kumaritashvili has been killed after a horrifying crash in training for the Winter Olympics.