Amplifying a recent trend, the 2010 Winter Olympics will be split between two cities – Vancouver and Whistler – almost completely separate from each other. Critics say it undermines the Olympic spirit of unity.
At the athletes' village in Whistler, the world's best athletes make a bee-line for MacDonald's.
Lindsey Vonn, America's darling-in-waiting for the Vancouver Olympic Games, says she's doing everything she can to overcome a shin injury, including some unusual measures.
Mild-mannered Canada? Think again. The host of the Vancouver Olympics has been on a five-year national drive to win the most medals.
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.
Lindsey Vonn could capture as many as five medals , while the resurgent Swiss men look to challenge Austria's dominance.
It's one of the most peculiar but fascinating sports at the Olympics – using brushes and stones and demanding more strategy than physical prowess. Watch the Canadian men's team, which is the reigning Olympic champion.
American Lindsey Jacobellis catches air en route to winning the Olympic test event last year at Cypress Mountain in West Vancouver, British Columbia. In the snowboard cross and X-Games world in which she resides, Jacobellis is the most dominant figure in her sport.
Britain's ice dancers Sinead Kerr, right, and John Kerr, left, perform during the gala exhibition at the 2010 European figure skating championships in Tallinn, Estonia. The siblings are seven-time British national champions and will compete in the Vancouver Games in their second Olympic appearance.