Winter Olympics 2010
The Vancouver Winter Olympics closed Sunday night with a ceremony celebrating the home country — quirks and all. It was one big indoor party with 60,000 people, including 2,600 athletes attending. International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge said they were "excellent and very friendly games."
It's looking like these Winter Games will belong to the entire U.S. delegation.
February 26, 2010 The undefeated Canadian men's team plays Norway for the curling gold medal on Saturday. By all accounts, Canada has the best curler — some say the best ever. In fact, an opponent recently called Kevin Martin "the Michael Jordan of curling." But can even that comparison get a curling newbie excited about the sport of sliding stones on ice?
February 26, 2010 South Korean figure skater Kim Yu-na shattered her world record for points with a performance likely to be remembered as one of the best of all time, while the U.S. nabbed its first gold medal in a Nordic event. Canada's women's hockey team also won gold, but their raucous after-party may tarnish the victory.
February 25, 2010 Corporations spend millions to attach themselves to the Olympics, getting exclusive rights that they hope will boost the corporate image in return. But they also provide behind-the-scenes perks, like doing athletes' laundry, providing free food and handing out diapers for their children.
February 24, 2010 The Winter Olympics are basically a TV show — and a successful one. Lindsey Vonn and other U.S. medal winners even helped NBC's telecast win a ratings battle with American Idol. But Frank Deford says the whole spectacle could shift to ESPN by the time we get to Sochi in 2014.
February 23, 2010 U.S. hockey has been a dominating force at the Vancouver games. The men's team upset Canada earlier this week, forcing the home team to compete for a spot in the quarterfinals. Meanwhile, the women have blown apart their competition thus far, giving up only two goals versus the 40 they have scored.
February 23, 2010 Slalom skier Hubertus von Hohenlohe is 51 years old and competing in his fifth Winter Olympics. But that's not all that makes him distinctive: He's also the only athlete at this games representing Mexico. And he's a descendant of a German royal family.
February 23, 2010 At the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, every medal given out has a unique design. Co-designer Corrine Hunt shows off the artwork that was used in the medals' creation. She also demonstrates her art: engraving gold and silver to make jewelry and accessories.