Does a bronze medal spell redemption? Does a first-place finish in Monday’s training run mean Lindsey Vonn is sufficiently recovered from her painful shin injury in advance of Wednesday women’s downhill. And is the notorious Whistler weather finally about to give race organizers a break? Yes, we think, on all three.
This is why we watch the Olympics. Yeah, the stakes are high and the competition is amazing, but the real catch are those tearjerker stories. So far, there has been no better sob story than Canada's. Our neighbors up north are wizards in the winter sports, yet in neither of the two previous Olympics held in Canada—Montreal in '76 and Calgary in '88—has a homegrown Canadian won gold on native soil.
The 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics opened Friday night in front of 60,000 spectators—the first opening ceremonies to be held indoors. The show conspicuously avoided the whizz-bang pyrotechnics—and the whizz-bang budgets—that have come to dominate recent Olympic opening ceremonies. From a pod of orca whales swimming through a virtual ocean to skiers carving up a mid-air mountain, here are the Top 10 moments.
The 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics opened Friday night in front of 60,000 cheering spectators—the first Olympic opening ceremonies to be held indoors. From killer whales swimming through a virtual ocean to skiers carving up a mid-air mountain, the show captured the spirit of the host country. Here are the Top 10 Opening Ceremony moments.