Topic: Whistler (British Columbia)

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  • In Pictures Following the Olympic Flame

    Olympia, Greece: Greek actress Maria Nafpliotou (l.) plays the role of High Priestess and transfers the Olympic Flame to Vassilis Dimitriadis, the first torchbearer of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games on Oct. 22. The flame will travel across Canada through over 1,000 communities for 106 days before arriving in Vancouver on Feb. 12.

  • Olympic dress rehearsal brings Olympic tests of patience

    Olympics blog Olympic dress rehearsal brings Olympic tests of patience

    With the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games hurtling toward opening ceremonies, workers are battling warm temps with shipped-in snow while bus drivers from all over the US and Canada grip highlighted maps in their bid to find unfamiliar destinations.

  • In Whistler and Vancouver, what drives Olympic athletes?

    Olympics blog In Whistler and Vancouver, what drives Olympic athletes?

    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: ready for the Games at the top of the Sea-to-Sky Highway

    Olympics blog Whistler: ready for the Games at the top of the Sea-to-Sky Highway

    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 Olympics 2010 Preview

    Vancouver Olympics 2010 Preview

    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.

  • Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games: Alpine skiing

    Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games: Alpine skiing

    Lindsey Vonn could capture as many as five medals , while the resurgent Swiss men look to challenge Austria's dominance.

  • Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games: Cross-country

    Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games: Cross-country

    Petter Northug Jr., the Usain Bolt of cross-country skiing, is ready to redeem Norway's 2006 embarrassing relay performance, while a resurgent US team could win its first medal since 1976 at the Vancouver Olympics.

  • Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games: Luge

    Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games: Luge

    The Whistler track, where the 2010 Olympic races will be held, is considered the fastest in the world – adding extra adrenaline to the 'fastest sport on ice' this year.

  • Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games: Skeleton

    Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games: Skeleton

    Flying face-first on the fastest track in the world, skeleton racers could exceed 90 m.p.h. in Whistler. Canada will be looking for Alberta standout Mellisa Hollingsworth to excel, while the US also has some strong contenders.

  • In Pictures Ski jumping

    Austria's Gregor Schlierenzauer, Norway's Anders Jacobsen, and Germany's Michael Neumayer stand on the podium after the individual Large Hill Ski Jumping World Cup on Feb. 6, 2010.