Johnny Weir performs during an exhibition at the US Figure Skating Championships in Spokane, Wash., on Jan. 24.
After the raw-boned spectacle of the Winter Olympics' other sports, figure skating is like stepping into another universe of theater and plumage.
The Winter Olympic sport that Canada cares about most – men's ice hockey – began today with Canada defeating Norway, 8-0. The nation is desperate for its men's team to win gold on home ice after many years of disappointment.
Rain and slush are testing Olympic skiers as well as their technical gurus, whose choices of skis and wax can help make the difference between gold and anonymity.
Children take part in Olney, England's Pancake Race on Tuesday. The town's famous pancake race is held every Shrove Tuesday, featuring women who have lived in the town for more than six months. The event dates back to 1445 and is believed to have begun when a townswoman late for services on Shrove Tuesday at the Olney Parish Church ran down High Street to make it to the church, still clutching her frying pan and wearing an apron.
Multiplatinum-selling Hip Hop mogul Jay-Z said the new version of the classic 1980s 'We Are the World' hit doesn't come close to the 'untouchable' original.
GOLD: Lindsey Vonn reacts after completing the Women's Downhill course in Whistler, British Columbia on Wednesday. Vonn won by nearly half a second and became the first American woman to win gold in the event.
Ahead of curling competition today in Vancouver at 9 am (12 pm EST), Google offered the sport a Doodle and The Simpsons featured an episode wherein Homer curls in the Vancouver Games.
Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was assaulted on an airplane yesterday after asking a fellow passenger to raise his seat back before the flight took off.