Pittsburgh Pirates Garret Jones basks in the sun prior to the team's spring training baseball practice on Thursday in Bradenton, Fla.
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.
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.
Sunday's Winter Olympic's schedule includes women's ice hockey (US vs. China), luge, speed skating, Nordic combined, biathlon, freestyle skiing, and figure skating.
Hannah Kearney won gold over Canada's Jenn Heil in the moguls competition on the first full day of competition at the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver.
Cypress Mountain, the venue for the snowboarding and freestyle skiing events, has had to truck and fly in enough snow to fill 20 Big Bens. But organizers say it's now ready to go.
The Olympic rings are illuminated next to the Medal Plaza for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics as people stroll through the pedestrian zone in Whistler, British Columbia, on Feb. 10.
With the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games hurtling toward opening ceremonies, workers are battling warm temps with shipped-in snow while bus drivers from all over the US and Canada grip highlighted maps in their bid to find unfamiliar destinations.