America's best chance at the Winter Olympics medal table will come in women's bobsled. Alpine skier Julia Mancuso and women's short track team could also medal, but are not favorites.
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.
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.
Many governments subsidize their Olympic curlers. In Canada, the private sector steps in.
Bode Miller goes for a 4th medal in men's giant slalom during the Vancouver Olympics Tuesday, which also features medal events in nordic combined, men's speed skating and women's biathlon and ski cross.
Women's hockey: With semifinal wins Monday, the USA and Canada have outscored their opposition 96-4 on the way to Thursday's Olympic gold-medal final.
The Canadian pair of Virtue and Moir won gold in Olympic ice dancing Monday night, but the inspiring competition and the pair's close connection to American silver medalists Davis and White made it feel like a victory for more than just Canada.