2010 Winter Olympics

Vancouver Games will see balanced budget: organizers

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VANCOUVER - Organizers of the Vancouver Winter Olympics and Paralympics, which ended on Sunday, are confident of avoiding a budget deficit when the final bills are paid.

Russia's deputy sports minister quits

MOSCOW - Gennady Alyoshin has quit as Russia's deputy sports minister, the ministry said on Thursday.

Triumphant ending for Vancouver Winter Games

VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Winter Olympics ended in spectacular triumph on Sunday with a dazzling closing ceremony that mixed traditional pomp with self-deprecating humor to put the icing on 17 days of unrelenting drama and action. | Video

01 Mar 2010

Watchdog warns of media manipulation for Sochi Games

MOSCOW - Russia is pressuring local journalists to toe the Kremlin line on preparations to host the 2014 Winter Olympics, blocking coverage of environmental problems and evictions, a leading media rights group said.

02 Mar 2010

Italian minister criticizes winter federations

ROME - Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini has blamed the winter sports federations for the country's disappointing performances at the Vancouver Olympics.

02 Mar 2010

Canada wakes up after Games climax at ease with itself

VANCOUVER - Canadians awoke to something new on Monday, a strange feeling they could compete with the big boys and feel good about it.

01 Mar 2010

U.S. floored by Crosby show stopper

VANCOUVER - "Sid the Kid" became "the Man" by scoring what will be forever remembered as Canada's golden goal in a 3-2 Olympic final overtime win over the United States on Sunday to cap one of the most compelling sporting showdowns ever seen on a sheet of ice. | Video

01 Mar 2010

Winter Olympics pull impressive ratings for NBC

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - NBC's coverage of the Vancouver Games concluded much as it began: easily outpacing the network's performance during the Turin Games in 2006 but ranking lower than other modern Winter Olympics.

Japan's ski officials told to tighten "morals"

TOKYO - Japan's skiing officials have been read the riot act after one of their snowboarders wore his Vancouver Olympic uniform in "hip hop" style last month.

15 Mar 2010

Joking Canada closes Games with moose stampede

VANCOUVER - Canada herded 60,000 man-made moose and made its dignified Mounties dance in the Olympic host nation's playful poke at what it means to be Canadian as the Winter Games came to a close on Sunday.

01 Mar 2010

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