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American Wescott Defends Snowboardcross Gold

Injured shin and all, Vonn fastest in training run

(Newser) - Seth Wescott pulled a huge comeback this afternoon in snowboardcross, overtaking Canadian Mike Robertson to score the second US gold medal of the Vancouver Olympics and defend the title he won In 2006. The 33-year-old Maine native had been injured and racing poorly, but turned it on down the stretch... More »

Snow Rushed In as Olympic Ski Hill Melts

Vancouver 2010 organizers battle to keep venue usable

(Newser) - Vancouver Olympic organizers are scrambling to get a snow-challenged venue ready in time for next week's winter games. Cypress Mountain, site of snowboarding and freestyle skiiing events, is thawing after the area's warmest January on record. Snow is being rushed in from 150 miles via a fleet of trucks and... More »

Vancouver Hopes for White Olympics, Naturally or Not

Vancouver has already made 21 million gallons of snow, just in case

(Newser) - Continued warm weather in Vancouver, which will host the Winter Olympics in less than a month, has led to a massive snowmaking effort and a bit of anxiety. Cypress Mountain, one of four outdoor venues used in the Games, has been closed early to “protect the integrity of the... More »

Rain Shuts Key Olympic Ski Site

Organizing committee says snow won't be an issue

(Newser) - The ski resort that will host freestyle and snowboarding events at the Vancouver Games—which begin a month from tomorrow—is closed because of heavy rain, renewing concerns about the mild climate during the Olympics. Soft snow conditions bordering on dangerous forced cancellation of World Cup events there last winter. More »

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