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  • Death still on the minds of luge competitors

     
    Luge competitors struggled with two adjustments Saturday as they prepared for competition: the loss of a fellow slider in a terrifying training accident and a lower starting spot that federation officials hoped would provide some psychological comfort. â€...
  • As Vancouver Olympics begin, NBC airs footage of fatal luge crash

     
    With less than an hour to go until the start of opening ceremonies of the Vancouver Olympics, NBC telecast a few seconds of video that got the games off to a somber start: The horrifying crash that killed Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili earlier...
  • Opening ceremony called 'a great lift' on a day that began with sorrow

     
    The usual giddiness and joy that infuse the Olympic opening ceremony was tempered Friday by the death earlier in the day of luge athlete Nodar Kumaritashvili, who was remembered in the dedication of the broadcast and with a moment of......
  • Ruben Gonzalez, the best worst luger in the world

     
    His name is Ruben Gonzalez. His country: Argentina His resume: Four-time Olympic luger His website: thelugeman.com His chances: Nada. Zippo. Zero. Zilch. Don't take my word for it or don't think I'm being cruel. Here's Gonzalez, 47, in his own......
  • Live from the Winter Olympics opening ceremony (Part 3)

     
    9:15: It's all over folks. Not the best opening ceremony of all time. Today's death cast a bit of a pall over it. However, looking back it captured the spirit of Vancouver perfectly. A big, friendly city gets a big,......
  • NBC scores Olympic-sized ratings with opening ceremony

     
    NBC's broadcast of the Winter Olympics' opening ceremony on Friday scored big ratings with an average of 32.6 million people watching the festivities. It was the second largest audience for a Winter Olympics kickoff since 1994. The Salt Lake City......
  • Sunday's Winter Olympics schedule

     
    Sunday, Feb. 14 Alpine Skiing Biathlon At Whistler Olympic Park Men's 10Km Sprint, 11:15 a.m. Figure Skating At Pacific Coliseum Pairs short program, 4:30 p.m. Freestyle Skiing At Cypress Mountain Men's Moguls Qualification, 2:30 p.m. Men's Moguls Final,...
  • Father of Georgian luger says son told him 'I will either win or die'

     
    The father of the Georgian luger killed at the Vancouver Olympics said Monday that his son worried the track was too dangerous, but insisted on competing because he had come to the Games to try to win. “He told me:......
  • Monday's Winter Olympics schedule

     
    Monday, Feb. 15 Alpine Skiing At Whistler Creekside Men’s Downhill, 10:30 a.m. Cross-Country Skiing At Whistler Olympic Park Women’s 10Km Freestyle, 10 a.m. Men’s 15Km Freestyle, 12:30 p.m. Figure Skating At Pacific Coliseum Pairs free program, 5 p....
  • Tuesday's Winter Olympics schedule

     
    Tuesday, Feb. 16 Alpine Skiing At Whistler Creekside (postponed, snow) Men’s Super Combined (downhill), 10 a.m. Men’s Super Combined (slalom), 1:30 p.m. Biathlon At Whistler Olympic Park Women’s 10Km Pursuit, 10:30 a.m. Men’s 12.5Km Pursuit, 12:45...
  • Wednesday's Winter Olympics schedule

     
    Wednesday, February 17 All times Pacific Alpine Skiing At Whistler Creekside Women’s Downhill, 11 a.m. Cross-Country Skiing At Whistler Olympic Park Women’s Individual Sprint Classic Qualification, 10:15 a.m. Men’s Individual Sprint Classic...