Air Force officers leave as Air Force One prepares to take-off during a rainstorm at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., on Jan. 17 as President Barack Obama travels to Massachusetts to campaign for Senate Democratic candidate and Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley.
American Lindsey Jacobellis catches air en route to winning the Olympic test event last year at Cypress Mountain in West Vancouver, British Columbia. In the snowboard cross and X-Games world in which she resides, Jacobellis is the most dominant figure in her sport.
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Luge athlete Mellisa Hollingsworth, shown here while on a training run at the Whistler course, has the potential to win Canada’s first Olympic gold medal on home soil. USA Luge was miffed that Canada didn't honor an unwritten reciprocity agreement under which the neighbors have given each other extra training runs since the 1980 Olympics in Lake Placid.
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American Bill Demong is a member of the strongest US Olympic Nordic combined team in decades. Demong and his teammates will be looking to bring home America’s first Olympic medal in the sport, after winning gold in every individual event at 2009 World Championships.