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Frigid Weather Paving Way for Epic Ice Race

124-mile Dutch race may be held for first time in 15 years

(Newser) - A brutal cold snap has brought misery to much of Europe, but in the Netherlands they're hoping the cold lasts long enough to allow the return of the world's biggest ice race. The Elfstedentocht—11 Cities Tour—race is only held when the ice is thick enough along... More »

China Ejects Olympic Champ for Punching Coach

Wang Meng is country's most-decorated Winter Olympian

(Newser) - China's most decorated Winter Olympic medalist has been kicked off her team and disqualified from competing after she punched her team manager. When 26-year-old Wang Meng was chastised for a late return to training camp after a night of drinking, the short track speed skater and teammate Liu Xianwei... More »

Ohno Disqualified, Can't Add to Medal Haul

American's silver pulled after he pushes Canadian

(Newser) - Speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno couldn’t add to his American-Olympic-record total of seven medals tonight at the Vancouver Games, seeing a silver medal in the 500 meters taken away after he was disqualified for apparently pushing a Canadian competitor. Ohno and Francois-Louis Tremblay tangled in the final turn; Tremblay... More »

Colbert Arrives, Buries Hatchet With Canada

Pokes fun at Vancouver weather in taping Report

(Newser) - Comedian Stephen Colbert put his faux feud with Canada to rest today, taping his show in a Vancouver park to cheers from hundreds of locals. “This was a welcome that we could not have imagined … I take back everything I ever said about Canada,” said Colbert, who’... More »

Big Day Lies Ahead for USA Stars

Davis, White, Vonn, Ohno all competing tody

(Newser) - Today is the biggest day yet for American contenders at Vancouver 2010 and headliners hope to boost the country's already impressive medal haul. Speedskater Shani Davis is aiming for gold in the 1,000 meters and snowboarder Shaun White will compete in the halfpipe. Lindsey Vonn is skiiing in the... More »

DVR-Worthy Olympic Moments

Speed skating, hockey and Tanith Belbin makes Esquire list

(Newser) - If, like many, your interest in the Vancouver Games is lukewarm (kinda like the weather keeping the ski slopes snow-free), Esquire provides a list of the don’t-miss Olympic moments. Some highlights:
  • Friday: Opening ceremonies. Vancouver’s spending less than half the $100 million Beijing did in 2008. Or you
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