Winter olympics

We are moving towards cleaner Games: IOC

An absence of positive doping tests during the Vancouver Olympics is proof the Games are gradually getting rid of cheats who have fewer places to hide, the International Olympic Committee's medical chief said on Monday.

Yuna has big money and medal on the line

Most athletes at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver are looking at financial gains for bringing home a gold medal but South Korean figure skater Kim Yuna could sustain huge losses if she does not.

Finnish media slam Vancouver Games catastrophe

Finnish media rounded on the country's athletes on Monday for their performance at the Vancouver Olympics where the sports-mad country lags Australia in medals and could be facing its worst-ever performance.

Pumped up Canadians put on show to remember

Sunday's Olympics ice hockey grudge game between Canada and the United States was billed as the hottest show at the Vancouver Winter Olympics for good reason -- bragging rights alone can mean more than mere medals.

Double gold for Norway, Games accusations fly

Aksel Lund Svindal flashed down Whistler mountain to win the men's super-G Friday and deny American Bode Miller an elusive gold medal at the Winter Olympics as Norway stormed up the medals table.

Riesch outshines Vonn, Norway claim 100th gold

Germany's Maria Riesch snatched the women's super combined crown on Thursday after American Lindsey Vonn lost control and blew her chances of a second gold in as many days at the Vancouver Winter Olympics.

Norway celebrates 100th gold medal, Vonn leads

Norway claimed their 100th gold medal in Winter Olympics when Tora Berger won the women's 15 kilometer individual biathlon on Thursday but Alpine skier Lindsey Vonn again threatened to grab the limelight later.

Golden 15km for Norway's Berger

Norwegian Tora Berger held her nerve after delivering a superb shooting performance to win her first Olympic gold medal in the women's 15km individual event at Whistler Olympic Park on Thursday.

Lionheart Majdic earns medal for bravery

Petra Majdic won a Winter Olympics cross country bronze but deserved a special medal for extraordinary valor after conquering an excruciating injury over three races before painfully climbing to the podium.

Luge death darkens mood as Winter Games open

A Georgian luger died in a horrific crash on a training run on Friday, casting a shadow as Vancouver opened the Winter Games with a daredevil snowboarder, an aboriginal welcome, and Wayne Gretzky lighting the cauldron.

Vancouver to tone down its sonic gun

Vancouver will modify powerful audio equipment that critics say could be used as a sonic gun against protesters at next year's Winter Olympics, and stop any chance of using the device as a weapon, Vancouver police said on Tuesday.