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Fire and Ice Report – Interview With VJ Devon Soltendieck

After running around all day (February 19) with two NBC Today Show video crews, we produced this short report in the front of the Fire and Ice Torch. On my day in Whistler, I got an opporunity to chat with Devon Soltendieck, a popular Canadian Video Dee-Jay with MuchMusic.

An Interview With U.S. Figure Skating Champion Rachael Flatt

Brennan LaBrie: You are about to compete in your first Olympics. How does it feel? RACHAEL FLATT: It’s incredibly exciting. I’m having the time of my life. I’m certainly looking forward to the competitions. LaBrie: What has been the most exciting moment for you so far? FLATT: I would have to say it was the opening ceremonies. Show More Summary

Games in Review: Thanks for following along

Thanks for following along during the Winter Olympics and special thanks to those who took the time to e-mail and comment (and sometimes gripe) about our coverage. The comment I heard the most was, “I wish I could switch places withShow More Summary

Games in review: Washington athletes tie medals record

A total of 13 Washington athletes competed in the Olympics. Their five medals tied the 1984 record for instate athletes. Here’s how they fared. - Will Brandenburg, Alpine, Spokane: Finished second in the slalom portion of the super combined...Show More Summary

Dueling Interviews

I met Kimiya Shokoohi, International Olympic Committee Youth Reporter, while in Vancouver covering the Winter Games. We spoke about her background as a journalist as well as the upcoming Youth Olympics being held in Singapore this coming August. Show More Summary

Sky Train Reflections

Communting on Vancouver’s automated Sky Train, I reflect back on my first day at the 2010 Winter Olympics. As part of a segment for a 2010 Winter Olympics documentary for Russian Television, Channel 1, I chat with Mark Starr, Newsweek, in the media center. … Read more »

The Games in Review: Historic Olympics for North America

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Even after the American flag was hoisted and the bronze medal dangled around his neck, J.R. Celski didn’t realize the full significance of his push. He knew he’d pushed his hero and fellow Federal Way short-track speedskater Apolo Ohno from fourth to third on the final exchange of the 5,000-meter relay. Show More Summary

Games Review: Did the world's second-best snowboader win halfpipe?

Take a close look at the sticker on Louie Vito's board in the first few seconds of this video. "Pearce Would Have Won." Kevin Pearce was in a Colorado hospital during the Olympics. He's fighting to recover from a brain injury he sustained during a training in late December.

Yu-Na is almost perfect, Canadian heroic, Americans miss medals

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Kim Yu-Na is accustomed to flirting with perfection, but even she was surprised by the marks she received Thursday night for her gold medal-winning performance. For the second time at the Vancouver Games, the Korean skater set a world record leaving everybody else to vie for silver. Yu-Na scored 150.06 points for Thursday’s free [...]

Nagasu nails short program despite bloody nose

U.S. Figure skater Mirai Nagasu scored a season best 63.76 in her short program tonight despite skating with a bloddy nose. Nagasu developed a nosebleed half way through her program. She said she knew her nose was bleeding because she felt the flood running down her face. She said she's had trouble with nosebleeds during her time [...]

Inspirational speech maker for USA hockey team? He's five years old

The USA hockey team went to restaurant Saturday night before the big game against Canada on Sunday, and invited somebody named Josh Sacco to be their after-dinner motivational speaker. Josh Sacco is five years old. But he's memorized the Herb Brooks speech from "Miracle" – complete with the wardrobe and the pregame notes – and [...]

Protest could give U.S. skeleton medal

The International Bobsled and Skeleton Federation is currently considering a protest that could move American Noelle Pikus-Pace into the bronze medal position for tonight's skeleton race. Pikus-Pace finished the race in fourth place, but the Canadian team filed a protest after the race claiming that Williams’s helmet was illegal and gave her an unfair aerodynamic advantage. [...]

Vonn in position for her second gold in as many days

WHISTLER – Lindsey Vonn is in good position to win her second gold medal of the Vancouver Games at the midway point of the super combined. Vonn won this morning’s downhill run and has a 0.33 lead over Germany’s Maria Riesch entering the 12:30 p.m. slalom. “I don’t know if I can hold her back in slalom, [...]

Notes from Whistler and a Bode story you'll never see in print

So Bode Miller just won bronze setting a new record for medals by a U.S. skier. He has three. So the conversation has started who's the best alpine skier in U.S. history. Phil Mahre or Bode Miller? (Assuming Lindsey Vonn doesn't change the answer by the end of these games.) More on this later. - Vonn [...]

First medals go to familiar faces

WHISTLER, B.C. – It might have been the first podium ceremony of the Vancouver Games, but for ski jumping fans it sure looked familiar. Two steps of the podium were reclaimed by a pair of jumpers who starred at the 2002 Salt Lake City Games only to miss out on medals in Torino in ’06. Simon Ammann [...]

Update on luge death and course

Press conference is going on right now: MEN WILL NOW start lower, at the current women's start. THE WALL was raised in the area where Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili was killed.

Bobsledders says Whistler sliding track was "built backward"

I was among the journalist in Chicago in September who talked to U.S. bobsledder Steven Holcomb about the challenging Whistler sliding track. Here's what he had to say about the track almost five months before Nodar Kumaritashvili died on training run. “It’s built backward, I think,” Holcomb said in September. “Most tracks around the world start [...]

LIVE: IOC president Jacques Rogge press conference

Rogge on luge accident: "This is a very sad day. IOC is in deep morning.... I have no words to say what I feel." John Furlong of VANOC on luge accident: "We are heartbroken beyond words." Rogge:  Georgia has not comfirmed if it will still participate in the games. Rogge: "This is a time of sorrow.  Not [...]

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