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  • Curling returns to airwaves Tuesday

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Curling – a curiosity in the U.S. but a pastime here in Canada – is about to begin at the Vancouver Games. Since returning to the …


  • Women don’t like luge track changes

    WHISTLER, British Columbia – Top female lugers are upset with the decision to begin racing from a lower spot on the Olympic track, a switch made to limit speeds following …


  • Ohno skates to No. 6

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Apolo Anton Ohno glided around the ice with a U.S. flag tucked under an arm, flashing a handful of fingers plus one. That makes six, as …


  • Chinese stand apart

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Two-time Olympic bronze medalists Shen Xue and Zhao Hongbo are up first in the pairs short program. Probably where they’ll finish the night, too.


  • Little time to mourn

    WHISTLER, British Columbia – Someone had to be first, and it was Tony Benshoof. Overlooking a labyrinth that claimed the life of one of his competitors a day earlier, Benshoof, …


  • Vancouver protesters spark confrontation

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – Police in riot gear confronted more than 200 masked protesters who hurled newspaper boxes through display windows of a popular department store selling Olympic souvenirs. Seven people …


  • Team USA right on track with four first-day medals

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – After Day One four years ago in the Turin Olympics, Team USA had all of one medal and went on to finish third in medal mettle with …


  • American athletes enter new territory

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia – So you planned your weekend around Lindsey Vonn, and now she’s nowhere to be found. Her first event, the super-combined, is postponed because of the weather. …


  • Anti-fur activists put fear in Weir

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Johnny Weir is staying at the Olympic village because he was concerned about his safety after receiving what he considers “very serious threats” from anti-fur activists. …


  • Slushy conditions postpone start of men’s downhill

    WHISTLER, British Columbia (AP) — Officials postponed the men’s downhill event at the Vancouver Olympics Saturday hours before it was set to begin, saying slushy conditions made it impossible to …


  • Luge officials delay training

    WHISTLER, British Columbia (AP) — As workers continued grooming the final curve, luge officials delayed the reopening of the Whistler Sliding Center track, one day after a 21-year-old slider from …


  • Skier has Big Sky roots

    WHISTLER, British Columbia – Jason Lamy Chappuis, the World Cup leader in Nordic combined, and his French teammates spent the week leading up to the Vancouver Olympics training with the …


  • Now’s not the time for your tears

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Swifter, higher, stronger – and now deadlier, too. No one should be surprised, least of all the International Olympic Committee. The Winter Games have been veering …


  • Games open on bittersweet note

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – The show went on – with grief and a closing glitch. The Olympics’ opening ceremonies unfolded in a mostly jubilant atmosphere, with an upbeat crowd filling BC …


  • Heil begins Canada’s ‘Own the Podium’ bid

    WEST VANCOUVER, British Columbia – The Canadian Olympic team wants to own the podium. Freestyle skier Jenn Heil’s job is to make the down payment. All of Canada will be …


  • Olympic report

    Skiing American Lindsey Vonn is getting extra time to let her badly bruised right shin rest and heal, thanks to an Olympic skiing schedule already in disarray because of wet …


  • IOC confirms Olympic luger dies after crash

    The IOC has confirmed that a men’s Olympic luger from the country of Georgia has died after a crash during training.


  • Vonn: ‘injury … progressing a bit’

    WHISTLER, British Columbia – Each step was noted with enthusiasm, seen as a sign Thursday that, yes, Lindsey Vonn might very well compete in five Olympic races, might be able …


  • Winter Games debut today

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia – The XXI Olympic Winter Games begin today, and that’s about the only thing certain about them. The star is hurting, and there’s more snow in Manhattan …


  • Winter Olympics open tonight

    Vonn course: Lindsey Vonn skied for the first time since badly bruising her right shin last week, and said the injury was “finally progressing a bit.” Vonn is an overwhelming …


  • Older, wiser, fearless

    We’ll know that the extreme sports daredevils will have changed the face of the Olympic Games for good when the motto gets amended to something like, “Swifter, higher, stronger … …


  • Admiring an Olympic-size pool of talent

    I’m kind of lukewarm about the Super Bowl, World Series and even Gonzaga University basketball (I know, I know – blasphemy), but when it comes to the Winter Olympics, the …


  • Olympic torch crosses border at Peace Arch

    The Winter Olympics torch made its only visit to the United States for a ceremony Tuesday at the Peace Arch border crossing in Blaine.


  • Russian drug cheats concern IOC head

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia – International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge urged Russia on Monday to get tougher on drug cheats, voicing his concern at the high number of doping cases …


  • Olympic medals forged from humble beginnings

    More than 6,000 pounds of metal went into the medallions that will be awarded to top athletes during the 2010 Vancouver Olympic and Paralympic games. The metals were provided by …


  • Vancouver Olympics still waiting for winter

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia – As Olympians arrive by the day, the Winter Games seem to be missing something. Namely, winter. There’s more snow in D.C., as in District of Columbia, …


  • Olympics protesters see games’ downside

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – While past Olympics have been magnets for protests over issues such as aboriginal rights in Australia and oppression in Tibet, the Vancouver Winter Games are preparing to …


  • Brandenburg willed his way

    A few weeks ago, Will Brandenburg e-mailed his friends to thank them for their support and tell them it didn’t look like he was going to live his lifelong dream. …


  • It’ll be Miller time at Winter Games

    Get ready for a full dose of Bode Miller. U.S. Ski Team men’s coach Sasha Rearick said Tuesday that Miller plans to race all five Alpine events at the Vancouver …


  • Halfpipe highlights pre-Olympic buzz

    A skier from Ghana? Americans starring in biathlon and Nordic combined? Here’s a head start on some of the stories everybody will be buzzing about once the Vancouver Olympics begin. …

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