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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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Olympics: Men's downhill racers set, Nyman gets spot

Whistler, B.C. – The U.S. men’s alpine speed team brought five racers to the Olympics for four spots, and the one place in question was up for grabs between Steven Nyman and Erik Fisher. After some serious consideration and following the one official Olympic men’s downhill training run Thursday, coaches have decided to go with […]

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Rain cancels final men’s downhill training, postpones women’s

Overnight rainfall has shuffled the Friday downhill training program, pushing the women’s schedule by two hours and canceling men’s training. Originally scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. local time, the women’s program has been bumped to a 2 p.m. start. Thursday’s completed men’s downhill training was an official training, meaning the men’s downhill medal event […]

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Canadian Ski Cross Team will head to secret camp to keep success going

It’s no secret that the Canadian Ski Cross Team has figured a few things out. With 13 World Cup podiums this season and five X Games medals, the Olympic host ski cross team is literally writing the book as the young sport makes its Olympic debut. But the Canadians aren’t ready to reveal all their […]

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The World Cup According to Grande: The World Cup season as it stands

THE WORLD CUP SEASON AS IT STANDS I was just listening to ESPN radio and draft expert Mel Kiper, Jr. was on talking about the NFL draft. Mel is a New Orleans native and was buzzing about the Saints victory in the Super Bowl over the Colts. He was asked how the house was and […]

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