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  • Vancouver 2010: Olympics Highlights

    China's Nina Li competes in her second jump during qualifying in the women's aerials freestyle skiing on Cypress Mountain at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, Feb. 20, 2010.
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    Bode Miller of the United States, center, took home the gold for the Men's super-combined at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010. He celebrates with silver medallist Ivica Kostelic, of Croatia, left, and Switzerland's Silvan Zurbriggen, bronze, during the flower ceremony. Miller said, "It's just awesome. There's nothing else to say. The way I executed, the way I skied, is something I'll be proud of the rest of my life." So far he has won a silver and a bronze in Vancouver, a huge difference from no medals in Turin, Italy, four years ago.
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    Austria's gold medalist Andrea Fischbacher, left, and bronze medalist Lindsey Vonn of the U.S. hold their national flags on a podium during the victory ceremony for the women's Alpine Skiing Super-G race at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, Feb. 20, 2010.
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    Slovakia's hockey team gathers around the net before their game against Latvia at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, Feb. 20, 2010.
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    Bronze medalist Apolo Anton Ohno of the U.S. holds up his fingers to indicate his seven Olympic medals after the men's 1000 metres short track speed skating finals at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, Feb. 20, 2010.
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    Norway's Havard Bokko, left, and Mark Tuitert of the Netherlands share a moment after completing the men's 1500 meter speed skating race at the Richmond Olympic Oval, Feb. 20, 2010.
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    It's another gold for Team USA. Evan Lysacek was in second place going into the long program of the men's figure skating, and after a gangbuster performance, he won the gold, by just a little over one point. It was too close to call after Russia's Evgeni Plushenko final skate of the night. Lysacek nailed all his jumps and spins, but he didn't have Plushenko's quadruple toe loop. Lysacek skated to a combined score of 257.67. "I couldn't have asked for much more than to have my personal best at the most important moment in my life,'' Lysacek said after his performance. Plushenko scored a total of 256.36 and left the rink immediately after hearing the results.
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    Torah Bright of Australia, center, celebrates becoming Olympic champion with runner up, Hannah Teter of the U.S., left, and third place Kelly Clark, also of the U.S., right, in the women's snowboard halfpipe in Vancouver.
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    Johnny Weir had the skate of his life and after physically laying it all on the ice he emotionally laid it all down as well. Weir of the U.S. reacts after his routine during the men's free skating figure skating competition. Despite a flawless performance, he finished sixth. As the crowd booed his low scores, Weir rose from his seat and tried to silence them with tears and a smile.
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    Talk about a wardrobe malfunction. Japan's Nobunari Oda had to stop mid-routine to fix his shoelaces. Here he's seen heading back into the rink after showing his ripped bootlaces to an official during the men's free skating figure skating competition. He had a quick three minutes for the repair. Oda finished seventh overall despite the interruption.
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    Russia's Evgeni Plushenko performs during the men's free skating figure skating competition. Plushenko was the reigning Olympic champion. He retired then decided to come back to compete in Vancouver. He was winning after the short program but lost by just over a point to the U.S.'s Evan Lysacek.
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    In this combination of three photos, Lindsey Vonn, the U.S. gold medalist in the women's downhill, crashes during the slalom portion of the Women's super-combined.
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    Vonn's teammate fared much better in the women's super combined. Julia Mancuso, who won silver to Vonn in the downhill, won her second silver medal of these games. Here she's seen holding up a U.S. flag after the victory ceremony for the women's super combined. Mancuso becomes the second U.S. skier to collect three Olympic medals. Bode Miller became the first Monday. She medaled in Turin as well.
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    They call him the flying tomato, and today he's the flying golden tomato. Shaun White, the 23-year-old who helicopters in to his private mountain in Colorado, won gold Feb. 17, 2010 in the men's snowboarding halfpipe final. White wowed the crowd with his Double McTwist 1260, AKA the tomahawk, a double-flip, three-and-a-half spin maneuver that White says is his most difficult and dangerous trick. After his win, White screamed, "I can finally go to sleep now!" That is, after celebrating this, his second Olympic gold -- White won gold in the same event in 2006 in Torino, Italy. White proved that he lived up to the hype and can keep it very cool under lots of pressure.
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    Gold medalist Lindsey Vonn of the U.S. celebrates during the medal ceremony for the women's alpine skiing downhill competition. The 25-year-old is the first American woman to ever win gold in the downhill. Vonn had suffered from a shin injury earlier, calling the pain "excruciating," but you would never have guessed it watching her fly down the mountain. Several of her rivals for the gold had major wipeouts on the gritty run. Vonn couldn't hide her emotions and was wiping away tears and makeup during her post-race interviews. "I'm overwhelmed," she said. "It was the best feeling in my life." She still has four more events to go.
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    Team USA's Shani Davis celebrates his gold medal in the men's 1000-meter speedskating. It was a repeat win for Davis, having won the same event in 2006 in Torino. Davis will skate the 1,500-meter event on Saturday – he won silver in that race in 2006. Davis said he will look to "avenge, not revenge" his second-place finish. The 27-year-old is a Chicago native and he became the first black athlete to win a gold medal in an individual Winter Games sport in 2006.
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    It was a historic moment for Canada's Alexandre Bilodeau. The 22-year-old won Canada's first-ever gold medal on home soil at an Olympics. Bilodeau nailed his mogul run with a score of 26.75 -- making an entire country proud. "It was just the best feeling ever," Bilodeau said. "There's more to come. The party's just starting for Canada." Bilodeau dedicated his win to his brother Frederic, who suffers from cerebral palsy. Seeing the two interact was a truly touching moment for all Olympics viewers.
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    Seth Wescott of the United States celebrates winning the gold medal during the men's snowboard cross. It was the second Olympics win for the 33-year-old from Sugarloaf, Maine. Wescott immediately draped himself in an American flag that he later told reporters was his grandfather's from World War II. It's his good luck charm and he had it with him when he won gold in Torino in 2006. Fans were on the edge of their seats as Wescott came from behind the pack in fourth place to take the gold for Team USA.
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    Maelle Ricker of Canada celebrates winning the ladies snowboard cross. It was Canada's second gold medal overall at this Olympics and first ever for a Canadian woman on home soil. Ricker competed against American Lindsey Jacobellis, who fell early in the race. The 31-year-old helped usher snowboarding into the Olympics back in 1998 in Nagano, Japan.
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    China's Shen Xue and Zhao Hongbo pose at the end of their performance during the pairs' free skating figure skating event. Bet they're glad they came out of their retirement for this. They earned the top score to come away with the gold. Four years ago at the Olympics in Torino they won the bronze. The two are a pair on and off the ice. They got engaged after the 2007 World Championships Figure Skating Championships and later married. With their gold at Vancouver, the pair became the first Chinese skaters to win a gold medal at an Olympics in figure skating – ending almost a half century of Russian and Soviet dominance in the sport. This is their third Olympics.
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    It's been nothing but trouble for Lindsey Jacobellis on the Olympics stage. Jacobellis, the 24-year-old from Stratton, Vt., fell during the ladies' semifinal of the snowboard cross qualifiers. Jacobellis veered off course and was disqualified, giving Canada's Maelle Ricker a clear path to the gold. Four years ago in Torino, Jacobellis lost the gold when she fell while celebrating her lead too early, and got only the silver.
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    Hannah Kearney comes flying down the mogul mountain to win gold for the U.S. The 23-year-old won the first Olympic gold for America in Vancouver in women's moguls. She's from the Northeast and considers herself to be half-Canadian with a mom who grew up in Montreal. Kearney made reporters smile with her quirky pigtails flying out of her helmet.
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    Apolo Anton Ohno of the U.S. celebrates after winning the silver medal in the men's 1,500-meter short-track event at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver. Ohno became the most-decorated Olympic short-track skater with five medals -- two gold, one silver and two bronze medals. The 27-year-old from Seattle is tied with Bonnie Blair for the most career medals at a Winter Games for an American. Ohno skates the finals of the 1,000 on Saturday, the 500 meters Wednesday and the relay final Feb. 26. Ohno told reporters he "celebrated internally" after passing long-track legend Eric Heiden, who won five golds in 1980.
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    The Olympic flame is lit from a multi-flame cauldron during the Opening Ceremonies of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. One of the four legs of the indoor cauldron, however, malfunctioned when it was supposed to rise out of the floor, leaving the structure awkwardly imbalanced. One torchbearer, speedskater Catriona Le May Doan, was left looking pretty with nothing to do.
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    Wayne Gretzky lights the Olympic cauldron during the opening ceremonies at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games. When an NBC announcer asked U.S. Olympics hockey team member Jack Johnson who he thought would light the torch, the blond scrambled for an answer and guessed, "I dunno, Wayne Gretzky?" Turns out the fellow who thought he was totally off-base was correct. Nicknamed "The Great One," who better to light the torch in Canada? Gretzky has been repeatedly called "the greatest player of all time" by many sports writers. He was the only NHL player to total over 200 points in one season – a feat he accomplished four times. Not only did he light the flame at the opening ceremonies, but he was named Special Advisor to the Canada men's national ice hockey team for the 2010 Olympics.
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