Canada won its first-ever Olympic gold medal on home soil in the men's moguls Sunday. But among the absences was a skier – and a jump – trying to push moguls back to its freestyle roots.
Five elite lugers said Saturday that they were OK with competing the day after Nodar Kumaritashvili's death. But they don't like using the women's start, though it made the track safer. Their comments show how deeply danger is sewn into the fabric of the Winter Olympics.
Aerialist Ryan St. Onge and luger Erin Hamlin talked with the Monitor while training for the Vancouver Games.
American Patrick Deneen skis to a fourth-place finish in the 2010 men's moguls freestyle World Cup at Cypress mountain in West Vancouver, British Columbia. Mogul skiers aim to traverse the bumpy slope as quickly as possible while performing two jumps on the way down.
In Lake Placid, N.Y., Vancouver 2010 hopefuls do helicopters into chilly pools and slide down refrigerated tracks. The town has had a virtually unparalleled role in shaping the rising generation of US winter Olympians.