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Day 1: February 12

Opening Ceremony
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OPENING CEREMONY

Despite fanfare, Games off to a somber start

In an indoor arena covered with fake snow, Canada celebrated the opening of a Winter Games it hopes its athletes will dominate, even while organizers admitted being devastated by the death of a Georgian luge athlete who was thrown out of his sled during a practice run earlier in the day. | Story by Amy Shipley »

Day 2: February 13

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SHORT-TRACK SPEEDSKATING

Ohno wins silver for 6th Olympic medal

Apolo Anton Ohno won the silver medal in the short-track 1,500-meter speedskating final, tying Bonnie Blair as the most decorated U.S. Winter Olympian. | Story by Amy Shipley »

Day 3: February 14

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NORDIC COMBINED

A combined effort

American Johnny Spillane won a silver medal Sunday in Nordic combined -- the United States' first medal ever in the discipline that combines ski jumping and cross-country skiing. He was leading until being passed by France's Jason Lamy Chappuis near the finish line. The 0.4 second margin was the closest finish in the sport in Olympic history. Column by Tracee Hamilton »

Day 4: February 15

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ALPINE SKIING

Bode wins bronze in downhill

American skier Bode Miller, who famously won no medals at the 2006 Turin Games, earns bronze in his first event in Vancouver. Story by Barry Svrluga »

Day 5: February 16

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FIGURE SKATING

As brilliant as he's ever been

Channeling his gold medal-winning performance in Turin four years ago, Evgeni Plushenko wins the men's short program despite taking 3 1/2 years off from the sport. | Story by Amy Shipley »

Day 6: February 17

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ALPINE SKIING

Vonn, Mancuso finish 1-2 in women's downhill

Lindsey Vonn has the gold, rival Julia Mancuso gets an unexpected silver, and the American ski team has a sterling start to the Winter Olympics. | Story by Barry Svrluga »

Day 7: February 18

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FIGURE SKATING

The American's dream

Evan Lysacek wins the men's individual figure skating gold over Russia's Evgeni Plushenko, becoming the first American to claim the competition's top prize since 1988. | Story by Amy Shipley »

Day 8: February 19

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ALPINE SKIING

Miller 2nd, but alone at the top

Americans Bode Miller and Andrew Weibrecht finish second and third behind Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway in the men's super-G on Friday. Miller's silver makes him the country's most decorated Alpine skier. | Story by Barry Svrluga »

Day 9: February 20

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SHORT-TRACK SPEEDSKATING

Apolo's seventh

Apolo Anton Ohno wins the bronze medal in the short-track 1,000-meter final, becoming the most decorated U.S. Winter Olympian. | Story by Amy Shipley »

Day 10: February 21

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ICE HOCKEY

U.S. stuns Canada

Brian Rafalski scores two goals and sets up another as the Americans stun gold-medal favorite Canada to secure a spot in the quarterfinals of the men's Olympic hockey tournament. | Story by Amy Shipley »

MORE COVERAGE

Day 11: February 22

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ICE DANCE

Davis, White win silver

Meryl Davis and Charlie White win the 25th medal of these games for the United States, matching the record set in 2006. Canadians Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir win gold. | Story by Amy Shipley »

Day 12: February 23

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FIGURE SKATING

It's Kim Yu-Na, and everyone else

South Korea's Kim Yu-Na, the reigning world champion and overwhelming favorite, dazzles the crowd in the Olympic women's short program. | Story by Amy Shipley »

Day 13: February 24

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ICE HOCKEY

Canada dominates Russia to take back its game

A superpower showdown quickly becomes a super letdown as Sidney Crosby's Canadians rout Alex Ovechkin's Russians, 7-3. | Column by Tracee Hamilton »

Day 14: February 25

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FIGURE SKATING

Kim Yu-na scores a knockout for gold

South Korea's Kim Yu-na runs away with women's figure skating gold while the Americans fail to earn a medal for the first time since the 1964 Games. | Story by Amy Shipley »

Day 15: February 26

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ICE HOCKEY

Americans reach gold medal game

Team USA scores six goals in the first period, surging into the Olympic gold medal game with a 6-1 semifinal rout of Finland.

Day 16: February 27

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ICE HOCKEY

U.S. gets gold in four-man bobsled

Steven Holcomb drives USA-1 to the gold medal, ending a 62-year drought for the United States in four-man bobled. | Story by Amy Shipley »

Day 17: February 28

Ryan Miller
AMERICAN TEAM TO WATCH
Miller and Co.

If the U.S. hockey team — which has one medal in the seven Olympics since 1980’s "Miracle on Ice” — is to have a shot against deeper, more talented nations, goaltender Ryan Miller will have to be Jim Craig, 30 years later. Miller, the 29-year-old Michigan native who plays for the Buffalo Sabres, ranks at or near the top of the NHL in both goals against average and save percentage, and he’ll have to do the same at the Olympic tournament for the Americans to have a shot.

Vancouver
INTERNATIONAL
EVENT TO WATCH
Closing Ceremony

As the torch goes out, it will be time to remember the days that were — and to tally up the medal haul. Canada has made no secret of its goal of winning the most medals of any country with the world’s best on its home turf. Own The Podium, a $120-million program launched in 2005, was initiated with those aspirations in mind. As the international sports community bids farewell to the Great White North, the locals will be able to decide whether it was all worthwhile.

Heavy Medal
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