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  • In Pictures Skeleton

    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.

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  • Who inspired US athletes at Vancouver Olympics?

    Olympics blog Who inspired US athletes at Vancouver Olympics?

    US Olympic athletes at the Vancouver Olympics are honoring their key influences with short stories on Facebook. You're invited to vote for the most inspiring one.

  • Oh, Canada! Skeleton gives disastrous Olympics day a golden finish.

    Olympics blog Oh, Canada! Skeleton gives disastrous Olympics day a golden finish.

    Jon Montgomery slid to Canada's rescue in men's Olympic skeleton Friday. The day started out terribly for Canada at the men's super-G and got worse in the last heat of the women's skeleton.

  • The teams behind every Olympic athlete: parents, friends, fans

    The teams behind every Olympic athlete: parents, friends, fans

    Athletes at the Vancouver Olympics have usually gotten there with the backing of a small army of supporters who encourage, chastise, bolster, and fund. Just ask US skeleton's Noelle Pikus-Pace or US luger Mark Grimmette.

  • Why the Olympics still matter

    Why the Olympics still matter

    Vancouver opens a quadrennial rite that, with its daring triple axels, suborbital ski jumps, and inspiring teamwork, can uplift a world weary of conflict and recession.

  • Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games: Skeleton

    Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games: Skeleton

    Flying face-first on the fastest track in the world, skeleton racers could exceed 90 m.p.h. in Whistler. Canada will be looking for Alberta standout Mellisa Hollingsworth to excel, while the US also has some strong contenders.

  • In Pictures Skeleton

    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.