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Olympics: Moguls skier Kearney brings U.S. first gold, Bahrke bronze

VANCOUVER (Feb. 13) – The rain falling on the Cypress Mountain moguls course only fueled American skier Hannah Kearney, who brought the country its first gold medal of the Vancouver Games. After pulling in the best qualifying score earlier in the evening, Kearney was the last to be tested by the soggy course. Defending gold […]

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Olympics: Kearney leads moguls qualifying, Heil second; all Americans in

VANCOUVER (Feb. 13) – American moguls skier Hannah Kearney led the way in a women’s moguls qualifying run tonight at Cypress Mountain as freestyle skiing competition kicked off at the Vancouver Games. Though the area has suffered consistent warm weather and rainfall, the course crew has worked day and night to ensure that this evening’s […]

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Olympics: U.S alpine racers enjoying downtime

WHISTLER, B.C. – Alpine ski racers are no strangers to weather-related cancelations and postponements. This time, however, U.S. athletes are actually enjoying the down time at the Olympics … though of course they are still hoping that temperatures drop soon. As rain poured from the sky on Saturday night, organizers and officials were very skeptical […]

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Olympics: Women's downhill training Sunday

WHISTLER, B.C. – Women’s downhill training has been rescheduled to Sunday at 11 a.m. The women were originally scheduled to train Thursday and Friday, but both runs were canceled due to dangerous snow conditions. After this weekend’s postponement, the first Olympic alpine race will be the men’s downhill, rescheduled for Monday at 10:30 a.m. Information […]

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Olympics: Men's downhill postponed to Monday

WHISTLER CREEKSIDE, B.C. – Continuing rain and warm temperatures have forced officials to call off Saturday’s scheduled men’s Olympic downhill race. The announcement was made by the International Ski Federation and Vancouver organizers before dawn as soft, slushy conditions made the snow surface unsuitable for racing. The race has been rescheduled to 10:30 a.m. Monday.

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Olympic blog: Beyond what's soggy and sad

WHISTLER, B.C. – You just have to feel bad for everyone who’s worked so hard on the Vancouver Games. As much as we all wanted to call naysayer on those predicting nasty weather … here it is. It’s really pretty soggy around here. And yeah … kind of sad, too. Crews at Whistler Creekside – […]

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Olympics: Race postponement fine with Vonn

WHISTLER, B.C. – Lindsey Vonn doesn’t mind a longer break for her bruised shin. Olympic organizers decided to cancel Saturday’s third downhill training run, forcing the postponement of the medal event originally slated to open women’s alpine competition Sunday. Times have not yet been set for the rescheduled training run or race. “I think I’m […]

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Olympics: Opening ceremonies ignite Vancouver Games

VANCOUVER (Feb. 12) – With this evening’s spectacular opening ceremonies, the 2010 Vancouver Games have officially begun. And what a show it was. Complete with giant a polar bear made of lights, tattoo-covered cloggers and a huge list of Canadian celebrities you didn’t know were Canadian, the Vancouver 2010 Opening Ceremonies was a feast for […]

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Olympics: Women's super-combined race postponed

WHISTLER, B.C. – Olympic organizers have canceled the women’s downhill training run scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday morning, meaning the women’s Olympic super-combined race scheduled for Sunday will have to be moved. It is required that racers have at least one complete training run prior to a downhill or downhill combined race in order for […]

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Olympics: Both men's and women's DH training canceled Friday

WHISTLER, B.C. – In order to ensure the best possible surface for racing, Olympic organizers canceled women’s downhill training Friday, following two postponements. Overnight rainfall shuffled the Friday downhill training program, eventually canceling both the men’s and women’s training. Originally scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. local time, the women’s program was first bumped to […]

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