from Olympics Notebook: Vancouver 2010:

Winter Olympics memories — You might as well jump

February 11, 2010

VANCOUVER-OLYMPICS/What comes to mind when you think of the Winter Olympics of the past? Is it graceful ice skaters or the bruising hockey encounters? Is it the hip-swerving skill of the slalom or the knee-trembling speed of the downhill?

from Olympics Notebook: Vancouver 2010:

Missing Lynx hits Whistler in time for Games

February 11, 2010

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If you go down on a sledge today you might be in for a big surprise.

For competitors at the tree-lined Whistler Sliding Centre, which is hosting luge, skeleton and bobsleigh over the next two and a half weeks, and the downhill skiers on Whistler Mountain, that adapted nursery rhyme is quite appropriate.

from Olympics Notebook: Vancouver 2010:

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

February 11, 2010

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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

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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:

Reuters Sportswrap, Vancouver special

February 10, 2010

We're doing things slightly differently on Sportswrap while we're at the Winter Olympics. Join Kevin Fylan on our Vancouver debut, featuring some spectacular aerial shots of the city, and the IOC president getting down with the athletes.

from Olympics Notebook: Vancouver 2010:

Canada can’t wait for that golden moment

February 10, 2010

ALPINE-SKIINGCanada has a reputation as a slow starter at the Olympics, but the country may be poised to end a two-Games gold-medal drought on home soil ... and it could even come on the first full day of competition.

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.

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!

Hasta La Pista, Baby

February 9, 2010

SPORT ALPINE SKIThe Olympic torch relay just got bigger, much bigger.

At 106 days, the pre-Vancouver Winter Games run weighs in as the longest domestic relay in Olympic history and to help get it across the finish line… Arnie is back.

from Olympics Notebook: Vancouver 2010:

A taste of the Olympics in downtown Vancouver

February 8, 2010

With a few days to go before the start of the Winter Games, your intrepid reporters Kevin Fylan and Sonia Oxley took a stroll round downtown Vancouver to get a taste of the true Olympic spirit.