A Monitor sports writer who covered five Olympics shares a blizzard of impressions as he watches from his couch.
Cross-country star Petra Majdic was cheered on by athletes and coaches from many nations as she rallied back from a bad fall and took bronze.
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.
Evidence mounted on Tuesday that the 11-member assassination team that allegedly killed Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Mabhouh was traveling on fake passports. Suspicion has fallen on Israel and its Mossad intelligence service, which has carried out overseas assassinations in the past.
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.
Curling kicks off today's schedule with 11 matches, along with competition in US men's and women's hockey, snowboarding, biathlon, luge, speed skating, and figure skating. Alpine skiing has been postponed.
At the Vancouver Olympics, figure skating coach Ingo Steuer of Germany sat with teams from three different countries – Switzerland, Ukraine, and Germany – after their performances tonight.
Two Greenpeace activists in Japan face up to 10 years in prison for tactics used in exposing black market sales of whale meat. Anti-whaling groups hope Monday's trial helps turn Japanese public opinion against the whale harvest.