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No surprise to anyone checking here, but we're on a hiatus burning off some extra time worked during the Winter Olympics cycle. In the meantime, you can see the weekly Wrap column in Sunday's newspaper, or here. Thanks for your patience, and stay tuned.
Short answer: The International Paralympic Committee won't let us. Sad, but true. As a veteran Olympic writer, I've always been frustrated by our inability to cover the Paralympic Games, a 10-day event following the Olympics that allows...Show More Summary
An interesting post here by the New York Times' Christopher Clarey, echoing some of my own thoughts about selection of future Winter Games venues, based on the "Cypress Mountain" lesson. Vancouver organizers keep trumpeting the fact that the warmest January in 100 years was to blame for problems at Cypress. Show More Summary
THE FLAME is relit by Catriona Le May Doan, the athlete who did not get to participate in the opening ceremony torch lighting because of technical malfunction. NICE START: The Canadians poke fun at themselves, with a mime with a toolbelt coming out and "hoisting" up that fourth pillar that failed to materialize during the opening. Show More Summary
Some nice advice from Bob Condron, director of media services for the U.S. Olympic Committee, for youngsters looking for their own place on future podiums: How to Be an Olympian: Where do you go? Who do you call? Where do you sign up? Vancouver, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada-- An Olympic journey begins with a single step. Show More Summary
WHISTLER -- Out in the hallway at the media centre, just ran into Steve Holcomb and the Night Train Crew, fresh from tonight's medal ceremony in Whistler Village, packing that gold hardware. The medals are pretty stunning in-hand. Holcomb,...Show More Summary
WHISTLER -- American Steve Holcomb's "Night Train Express" ruled the Olympic track through the first two runs of the men's four-man bobsled contest. Holcomb, setting successive track records, leads Canada's Lyndon Rush by four-tenths of a second. Show More Summary
From NBC: SUNDAY'S OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL MEN'S HOCKEY GAME LIVE IN ALL TIME ZONES; 3 P.M. ET/12 NOON PT ON NBC. (They thought it was worth all caps.)
It's Steve Holcomb, USA-1, Lyndon Rush, CAN-1, and Andre Lange, GER-1.
WHISTLER -- The dangerous sliding track claimed another victim this morning: Alexsander Zubkov, 2006 silver medalist in four-man bobsled, flips in Curve 13, nicknamed "50-50." Olympic and bobsled federation officials keep insisting the track, which produces speeds up to 95 mph, is safe. Show More Summary
It's one thing to be excited, even overcome, win you win a medal. It's another to tarnish the event you've just won by vamping around and boozing it up on the field of play, as Canada's women's hockey team did last night after beating...Show More Summary
WHISTLER -- Nordic combined athlete Bill Demong, on the same night he won the nation's first Olympic gold medal in a nordic event and proposed to his girlfriend, former skeleton slider Katie Koczynski, was informed that he'd been chosen...Show More Summary
WHISTLER -- The moment cannot pass without a few more words about the nordic combined boys. The last time we saw Bill Demong and Johnny Spillane in these parts, they were in Squamish. In a motel lobby. Wearing the same clothes they'd...Show More Summary
Over @roncjudd on Twitter.
Touched on this subject already in this morning's column about last night's women's bobsled competition, where the Whistler track claimed a number of additional victims. A few leftover remarks: The track controversy here may well be the enduring black mark on these Games. Show More Summary
WHISTLER -- Wind holds have stopped the jumping round of the large hill individual nordic combined this morning on several occasions. America's Bill Demong was just pulled off the bar just before his jump as yet another one was imposed. We...Show More Summary
WHISTLER -- The U.S. Ski Team says Lindsey Vonn broke her pinky finger in a fall during the first run of the women's giant slalom. It's unclear whether Vonn, who crashed hard on her right side and skied into a fence this morning, will...Show More Summary