The lessons I learned from my Russian cross-country ski coach – a 1956 Soviet gold medalist – taught me about the gold in the heart of many Olympic athletes.
Whistler, one of the sites of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, is a two-hour drive from Vancouver along the switchback-filled Sea-to-Sky Highway. The distance between the venues makes this year's Winter Olympics two virtually separate events.
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.
Less than 18 months after Beijing capped its spectacular hosting of the summer Olympics, the XXI Winter Games will open in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Feb. 12.
Lindsey Vonn could capture as many as five medals , while the resurgent Swiss men look to challenge Austria's dominance.
Norway's 'King of Biathlon' is back for his fifth consecutive Olympics, while the US men are well positioned to win America's first medal in the sport.
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.
Though figure skating will have some hot competition from Canadian favorites hockey and curling at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games, the perennial crowd-pleaser is sure to wow fans – especially South Koreans, who could win their first medal.
Complete preview of the Olympic freestyle skiing events, including YouTube videos, in-depth event graphics, what athletes to watch, and a history of the event.
Flying unaided by machines or makeshift wings in one of the most magical Olympics sports, Nordic combined skier Felix Gottwald and a trio of US athletes could make history at the 2010 Games.