from Olympics Notebook: Vancouver 2010:

Winter Games podcast — day seven

February 20, 2010

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Our latest podcast from downtown Vancouver focuses on the little differences between cultures, the giant war of words between the figure skaters and the surprise visit of the multi-medal winning Michael Phelps.

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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:

Winter Olympics live blog — day seven

February 19, 2010

Our live blog on the day's events at the Winter Olympics is up and running... The men's Super-G is the big event of the morning, at 1130 local, 1430 ET and 1930 GMT, but there's exciting action too in the skeleton, ski jumping and ice dancing.

from Olympics Notebook: Vancouver 2010:

Vancouver podcast – day six

February 19, 2010

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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.

Russia expects as Plushenko prepares for glory

February 18, 2010

OLYMPICS-FIGURE SKATING/Millions of Russians will be setting their alarm clocks a little earlier than usual on Friday morning.

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:

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.

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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.