Soaring above the rugged British Columbia landscape, young Austrian sensation Gregor Schlierenzauer will aim for gold. But absent will be women jumpers, who lost a legal battle to end Olympic ski jumping's 86-year history as a men's-only sport.
Austria's Gregor Schlierenzauer, Norway's Anders Jacobsen, and Germany's Michael Neumayer stand on the podium after the individual Large Hill Ski Jumping World Cup on Feb. 6, 2010.
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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.
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.
American Patrick Deneen skis to a fourth-place finish in the 2010 men's moguls freestyle World Cup at Cypress mountain in West Vancouver, British Columbia. Mogul skiers aim to traverse the bumpy slope as quickly as possible while performing two jumps on the way down.
Petter Northug of Norway fights his way to a first-place finish in the 2010 Tour de Ski Men's 30 km pursuit race in northern Italy. A grueling event modeled on cycling races, it includes eight races in 10 days, taking place in three different countries.
A German four-man team bolts to a first place finish at a recent World Cup, with Americans taking silver and bronze.
Andrea Henkel (r.) and Martina Beck of Germany, a biathlon powerhouse with excellent marksmen, compete in the 7.5 km sprint event at a recent World Cup. Both women are three-time Olympic medalists.