Canada's defeat of the men's hockey team of former Olympics powerhouse Russia is a reminder that post-Soviet Olympians have yet to deliver the showers of golden medals that their USSR-era predecessors took for granted.
The USA and Canada have become major players in the Winter Olympics medal count mostly because new sports, such as short track and snowboarding, have been introduced since 1992. A breakdown of which sports have benefited which countries the most.
After a stuttering start to its Vancouver Olympics, Canada wins four medals and serves up a 7-3 demolition of Russia in ice hockey. Was 'Winning Wednesday' all thanks to a bearded skeleton slider?
China has publicly maintained its preference for pursuing talks with Tehran over new Iran sanctions. But it has also quietly accepted two international slaps of Iran over the past week.
Follow the latest Vancouver 2010 medal count results.
On the Vancouver Olympics schedule Wednesday, Lindsey Vonn tries for her third medal, this time in the giant slalom. Medal events are also in women's speed skating, short track, bobsleigh, and aerials.
Syrup is poured over a stack of pancakes. Tuesday marked National Pancake Day in the US. Other parts of the world celebrated pancakes last week on Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday.
Google makes a ride on the Trans-Siberian express possible from the comfort of your own desk.
Quirky, comical essays explore the relationship between Russian literature and life.