Curling might just be the perfect all-American sport if we give it a chance. Find it, watch it, love it at the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Led by Norwegian Olympic speed skating great Johann Olav Koss, Right to Play is at Vancouver 2010 recruiting athletes and educating the public about its international effort to give children in developing countries greater access to sports.
Korean Olympic figure skater Kim Yuna thrilled her countrymen as she took a commanding lead in the Olympic short program, beating out Japan's Mao Asada.
On a night of brilliant figure skating, the courage of Joannie Rochette to skate – flawlessly – two days after her mother unexpectedly passed away was a testament to her spirit and that of her country.
At the Vancouver Olympics, the three musketeers of the US Nordic combined team, who have trained together for 15 years, finally find a strong fourth man in Brett Camerota to win silver.
Swiss skier Carlo Janka confirmed a career in ascent with giant slalom gold Tuesday, and pushed the arch-rival Austrians off the podium to boot. For the first time at the Vancouver Olympics, the US failed to medal in an alpine event.
Thérèse Rochette, mother of Canadian Olympic figure skater Joannie Rochette, expressed deep pride in her daughter during a January interview with the Monitor. Joannie will skate tonight despite the sudden passing of Mrs. Rochette shortly after she arrived in Vancouver.
Parents of athletes at the Vancouver Olympics spoke to the Monitor about treading that fine line between encouraging performance and demanding it of their exceptionally talented offspring.
A model displays a Fall/Winter 2010 design by Carlos Diaz during the Pasarela Cibeles fashion week in Madrid, Spain, on Tuesday.
Women ski jumpers banned from the Winter Olympic event. But women's participation in the Olympic Games has increased dramatically in recent years.