February 26, 2010
The women's portion of the Alpine skiing competition ends with the slalom. The top contenders are France's Sandrine Aubert, Germany's Maria Riesch and Austria's Kathrin Zettel. But keep an eye on the U.S.' Sarah Schleper, who will be easily recognized because of her fluorescent-colored ski helmets and trademark roar before her start. Schleper is in her second season after two years off because of an injury and the birth of her first child. Hockey The men's semifinals take place, with the U.S. playing Finland in the first game and Canada taking on Slovakia in the other.
April 11, 2006 |
To avoid a repeat of a strike that idled Canada's busiest port for five weeks last summer, officials in Vancouver have borrowed a strategy pioneered in Southern California: extending the hours that terminal gates are open. The idea is to keep truckers happy by reducing congestion so that drivers can make better money hauling even more steel containers crammed with imported goods. But so far, Vancouver has found the extended hours to be a tough sell.
March 27, 1993 |
Demonstrators, hoteliers, tourism promoters, even visiting American patriots--anyone in this coastal city with something to gain from the upcoming U.S.-Russia summit--are holding their breath, hoping that Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin's Moscow troubles will not force a cancellation of the event, scheduled for next weekend. "It's going to be nip and tuck for (Yeltsin)," said Michael Lambert, general manager of the swanky downtown Hotel Vancouver.
February 19, 2010 |
In its inexorable march toward a showdown with Canada for the gold medal and supremacy in women's hockey, the United States has traveled a path of little resistance. Against Finland in its final preliminary-round game Thursday, the U.S. faced its biggest speed bump to date in a team that had also won its first two games of the tournament. The U.S. continued its smooth ride to the semifinals with a 6-0 victory over the Finns at UBC Thunderbird Arena in what was the Americans' toughest test, but in the end was another dominating performance.
February 20, 2010 |
No need to clean your goggles or adjust your bindings -- that's America on top of the Olympic Alpine leaderboard. Austria? Well, word is the country is into baseball now. The United States of A-miracle went two-three in Friday's super-giant slalom at Whistler Mountain, climbing heights never before seen or contemplated. Heading into the 1994 Lillehammer Games, America's Alpine team was dubbed "Uncle Sam's left-footed snowplow brigade." Four Olympics later, America is just putting its foot down.
February 19, 2010 |
Security measures at the Olympics have been tightened in the wake of reports that a mentally ill man sneaked into last week's opening ceremony with a fake credential and was apprehended in the vicinity of Vice President Joe Biden . Officials here attempted to downplay the incident. "It's very clear to us that at no point was the vice president in danger," said Cpl. Darren Anderson , a spokesman for the Vancouver 2010 Integrated Security Unit. "There was no indication that [the man]
February 16, 2010 |
American Alpine star Lindsey Vonn finally made an official training run Monday, but her results were mixed. Nursing a sore shin she thought might keep her from competing in the Olympics, Vonn won the first half of a split downhill training run at Whistler Creekside, but victory came at a cost. "It's tough," she said. "I honestly was expecting it to be a little bit better than it was." Vonn, on her own, did some slalom training Sunday. Thomas Vonn said before Monday's men's downhill that his wife had suffered a "setback" but "it was to be expected."
June 16, 1994 |
Not a single arrest occurred in New York as fans celebrated the Rangers' victory over the Vancouver Canucks in the Stanley Cup finals. It was a different story in Vancouver, where rioting and looting left an estimated 200 people injured and more than 50 under arrest. Police said at least 21 face criminal charges. The most seriously injured was a 19-year-old who police earmarked as a ringleader of a group that started the trouble. Police fired a plastic bullet at the man, aiming for his chest.
December 10, 1997 |
The Canadian cities of Vancouver and Toronto, and Auckland, New Zealand, have the highest quality of life for major world cities, according to a business survey. Cities at the bottom of the survey's rankings for quality of life were Brazzaville, Congo; Baghdad; and the Bosnian capital, Sarajevo.
February 26, 2010 |
The women's giant slalom was finally put to bed Thursday as Julia Mancuso tried to put a few rumors, and her emotional Olympic experience, to rest. Mancuso had no real shot at Whistler to defend her gold medal. Hope ended Wednesday when she finished 18th in her first run. Mancuso was flagged off course during her run and forced to restart after teammate Lindsey Vonn crashed in front of her. Poor weather postponed the second run to Thursday morning, which gave Mancuso time to transition from fuming to philosophical.