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Kelly Clark: Defying gravity

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Kelly Clark, gold medal winner in the women’s halfpipe at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics, is known for consistently high air on her tricks all the way down the pipe. Other boarders may start with a lot of air on their first trick, but lose it during the rest of the run.

Whistler Sliding Centre: Whistling down the mountain

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The Whistler Sliding Centre will host bobsled, luge and skeleton. It’s the only outdoor ice surface at the Games. One of only 15 sliding tracks in the world that host international competition, it has been described as an elevator shaft with ice.

Kim Yuna: Athleticism and grace on ice

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Kim Yuna of South Korea, favored to win gold in women’s figure skating, combines superb technical skill and dramatic skating. One demanding jump sequence in her repertoire.

Gretchen Bleiler: Upside down, spinning around

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Gretchen Bleiler includes the Crippler 720 — in which the rider spins twice while inverted — in her competition repertoire. She won the silver medal in women’s halfpipe at the 2006 Olympics in Turin, Italy.

Hannah Teter: Spin to win

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Hannah Teter was the 2006 Olympic gold medalist in women’s halfpipe. The Corked Frontside 900 is one of her key moves.

Bode Miller: Master of the wild style

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Despite his many mishaps and near crashes, Bode Miller is one of America’s most accomplished Alpine skiers. A look at his specialty, the downhill.

Interactive graphic: Vancouver to Whistler along the Sea-to-Sky Highway

The Sea-to-Sky Highway (99) in British Columbia is one of Canada’s  most scenic highways, stretching from Horseshoe Bay to Whistler. In preparation for the 2010 Winter Olympics, the road has undergone many improvements, making the breathtaking drive safer for commuters and tourists.


Interactive graphic: Whistler Peak 2 Peak ski lift

The Peak2Peak lift in Whistler, Canada, is the world’s longest continuous, unsupported lift system and highest lift of its kind. It will transport tourists between Blackcomb and Whistler mountains during the 2010 Olympics.

Interactive graphic: Alpine skier Lindsey Vonn

 
Fearless and lightning-fast, Lindsey Vonn is America’s best chance at an Alpine skiing gold medal. Coaches credit her success partly to an intense workout regimen, smart tactics and an ideal body type for Alpine. A two-time overall World Cup champion, she might compete in all five Alpine disciplines, but Vonn is at her best in the speed events — downhill and Super G.


2010 Winter Olympics daily schedule

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Competition at the 2010 Winter Olympics begins at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 12, with the opening ceremony following at 6 p.m. The closing ceremony will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 28.

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