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Kim Shatters Record in Gold Medal Performance

Posted: February 26, 2010 12:51 AM ; Updated: February 26, 2010 12:56 PM

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- All that pressure, all those expectations. Kim Yu-na could feel the weight on her dainty shoulders.

The "Queen" took it all on and delivered royally.

A gold medal.

A world record.

A women's figure skating performance that likely will be remembered as one of the best of all time.

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Canada Shuts Out U.S. for Women's Hockey Gold

Posted: February 25, 2010 9:27 PM ; Updated: February 26, 2010 12:31 PM

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Life is sweet when there's a gold medal hanging from your neck in your home rink.

Marie-Philip Poulin scored two goals, Shannon Szabados made 28 saves, and Canada rolled through its American rivals, 2-0, to win the gold medal in women's hockey for the third straight Olympics Thursday night in front of a raucous Vancouver crowd ringing cowbells and frantically waving thousands of maple leaf flags.

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Canada Crushes Ovechkin's Russian Team

Posted: February 24, 2010 11:26 PM ; Updated: February 25, 2010 6:39 PM

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- A resurgent Canada ended 50 years of Olympic hockey frustration against Russia on Wednesday with a 7-3 win and a place in the tournament semifinals.

A goal and two assists from Dan Boyle during the first period helped Canada beat the world champions -- a feat they hadn't accomplished since the 1960 games -- in a showdown of hockey superpowers.

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Parise Leads USA to Semifinals

Posted: February 24, 2010 8:08 PM ; Updated: February 25, 2010 6:34 PM

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- The longer it went, the tighter the Americans got.

They clanged shots off the post, then the crossbar. A wrist shot early in the game by Phil Kessel that looked like a bad omen hit both. Everything else the U.S. hockey team threw on net Wednesday, Swiss goalie Jonas Hiller smothered.

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USA Stuns Canada in Olympic Hockey

Posted: February 21, 2010 11:51 PM ; Updated: February 22, 2010 1:44 PM

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- The Americans didn't believe in miracles. They just believed.

And they pulled off the biggest Olympic hockey upset since the Miracle on Ice, stunning Canada 5-3 on Sunday to advance to the quarterfinals of an already mixed-up tournament.

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Bode Miller Finally Wins Olympic Gold

Posted: February 21, 2010 8:53 PM ; Updated: February 22, 2010 1:48 PM

WHISTLER, British Columbia (AP) -- This is the way Bode Miller always wanted it to happen, needed it to happen.

An Olympic gold medal may be the ultimate evidence of skiing success in everyone else's eyes, but most assuredly not in his. If the willful Miller ever was going to earn one and truly embrace the accomplishment, this is how it had to be.

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U.S. Skiing Star Vonn Could Miss Olympics

Posted: February 10, 2010 1:24 PM ; Updated: February 19, 2010 5:21 PM

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Lindsey Vonn took a deep breath, and her words trickled forth slowly, as she began to discuss the badly bruised and swollen right shin she fears could force her out of an Olympics many predicted would become her personal showcase.

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