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Olympics 2010: Swifter Higher Stronger

The world's best skiers dare to do what we mortals can only dream. Here's a guide on who to watch—and what to watch for—as Olympic history unfolds.
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GUIDE TO THE GAMES: The IOC goes new school, the Americans are a thundering force to beat, and Bode...well, who knows what Bode will do. From how it works to who to watch, here's all you need to know.

COLLISION COURSE: A new Olympic sport whose stars are old hat. The rules? Try no to kill anyone.

WHISTLER: The B.C. resort was founded on an Olympic dream. This year, it comes true.

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Vancouver Bound

Olympics 2010: Ski Cross

The freeskiers who invented it don’t have to like it, but skiercross—make that ‘ski cross’—is now an official, FIS-controlled Olympic event, and former World Cup racers like Daron Rahlves are among the favorites. Burning questions remain, like how baggy should your clothes be, what exactly are the rules, and who’ll win the first gold medal.

Olympic Poll

Olympics 2010: Winners Poll and Voting

We know, you think Lindsey Vonn’s a good bet to win the women’s downhill at Whistler Blackcomb. And, of course, we agree. But what about the other alpine events? Take a stab at picking the winners, and log back in periodically until the Olympics to see if other readers agree.

Course injector

Olympics 2010: Slippery Slope

If you listen closely to the commentators at an alpine World Cup race, you'll likely hear talk about course injection, a process during which water is injected into the snow in order to make a harder surface. While the practice is often discussed, the injectors themselves are seldom seen. Here's an up-close look at what they are and how they work.