Winter Olympics Vancouver 2010

Winter Olympics Vancouver 2010

Golden girl Amy Williams refusing to get carried away by Olympic fame

AMY Williams has vowed she will not change amid the fame and attention that has accompanied her Olympic gold medal heroics in Vancouver.

Mock moose and dancing Mounties, it could only be a Canadian farewell

CANADA herded 60,000 man-made moose and made its dignified Mounties dance in the Olympic host nation's playful poke at what it means to be Canadian as the Winter Games came to a close.

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Glasgow Games learn from Olympics

GORDON Arthur, the director of communications for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, worked at the Vancouver Winter Olympics as a volunteer. He believes the way in which the local population were encouraged to support the games is one of the key lessons for future multi-sports events to learn.

Olympics: Noble determined to battle financial woes

ANDY NOBLE is backing himself to battle through the current financial woes surrounding British skiing and come out the other side smiling after ending his Winter Olympic debut on a high.

Olympics: Canadians sing Crosby praises after gold rush

CANADIAN ice hockey icon Sidney Crosby struck in overtime to secure the hosts a 14th Winter Olympic gold medal – and the one they wanted most, writes JAMES TONEY.

Olympics end with a bang in Vancouver

FIREWORKS brought the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics to an end in a spectacular ceremony at the close of 17 days of competition.

Sebastian Coe congratulates hosts on aggressive approach

SEBASTIAN Coe has refused to join the chorus of criticism aimed at Canada's controversial 'Own The Podium' programme.

Canada set new Winter Olympic record

SIDNEY Crosby scored in overtime to give Canada a 3-2 win over the United States in a heart-stopping Olympic men's ice hockey final on Sunday to add one last glorious gold medal to a record haul.

Canada beat US for pursuit gold

CANADA won the men's team pursuit title in a tight race against the United States, giving the home country their first medal in men's speedskating at the Vancouver Games.

Team GB face cold comfort

DESPITE the perception of failure, on a "pounds per medal" basis Great Britain's Winter Olympics team only slightly underperformed in Vancouver.

'Last Shot' blows big chance

CANADA skip Cheryl Bernard failed to live up to her nickname "Last Shot", missing two big opportunities to seize victory and handing the women's curling gold medal to Sweden.

British men show promise

TEAM GB's short track skaters showed their potential during some thrilling races at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver on Friday night. Jon Eley finished sixth in the men's 500m, after agonisingly missing out on a place in the final following a tight finish to his semi-final.

Maria Riesch claims second gold as Vonn treble bid fails

GERMANY'S Maria Riesch was torn between celebration and sadness last night after winning a second Olympic Alpine skiing gold while her sobbing sister failed to make it a family podium.

Vonn's Games end with familiar slalom struggles

LINDSEY Vonn skied out of the women's slalom, her last event of the Vancouver Olympics.

Canadian curlers going for golden double in finals

CANADA will face Norway in the men's curling final, giving veteran skip Kevin Martin a chance to win the gold he missed by the tiniest of margins in 2002. Canada easily swept aside Sweden, Great Britain's conquerors, 6-3 in the semi-finals. Earlier the Canadian women had also qualified for the finals, where they will play Sweden.

Bjoergen leads Norway to cross-country title

NORWAY, with more medals than any other country in the history of the Winter Games, is making a comeback after a disappointing Olympics in Turin, where it only won two golds four years ago. Marit Bjoergen has contributed almost half those, and added a bronze medal, to lift her career haul to six Olympic medals and set a national women's record for the Winter Games.

Yuna wins figure skating gold, Rochette emotional

SOUTH Korea's Kim Yuna shrugged off the weight of expectation from her homeland to win figure skating gold but Canada's Joannie Rochette won most hearts by overcoming heavy personal grief to claim a bronze medal.

Champagne and cigars for Canada, but IOC probe bursts women's bubble

THE IOC will investigate the behaviour of the Canadian women ice hockey players who celebrated their gold medal by drinking beer and champagne on the ice.

Olympics: Rochette brings some passion back to Games

WHEN is a bronze worth as much as a gold? When it's worn by Joannie Rochette.

Chemmy Alcott off the pace as Rebensburg wins gold

CHEMMY Alcott finished in 27th place in the women's giant slalom after the delayed second run was completed at a foggy Whistler Creekside.

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