To hear his competitors tell it, Shani Davis is a fun-loving free spirit; the veritable life of the party. That may well be true, but it’s not a part of his personality the U.S. speed skater shows much interest in sharing with the press, public, or even his teammates.By Jonathon Gatehouse, Cathy Gulli, Michael Friscolanti, Nancy Macdonald, Charlie Gillis13 min
FEB. 12 DAY 1 10:00 A.M. SKI JUMPING Normal hill individual qualification round 6:00 P.M. OPENING CEREMONY FEB. 13 DAY 2 9:45 A.M. SKI JUMPING Normal hill individual round 1 10:45* SKI JUMPING Normal hill individual final 11:45 ALPINE SKIINGBy Katie Engelhart, Jonathon Gatehouse, Patricia Treble13 min
It held no earthmoving surprises, yet the list of 23 names Steve Yzerman produced on New Year’s Eve touched off varying degrees of applause, condemnation and second-guessmanship in bars and on open-line shows across the country. It was an early taste of the scrutiny on Yzerman, the Hall of Fame centre with the Detroit Red Wings who, as executive director of Canada’s men’s Olympic hockey team, chose the squad that will carry the hopes of a nation in Vancouver.By CHARLIE GILLIS9 min
Let’s be honest, Vancouver doesn’t really have winter. Even light snowfalls paralyze the place. It rains all the time. So the international handwringing about the city’s warmest January on record should be put in proper context: they won the Olympics despite—not because of—the weather.By Jonathon Gatehouse, Charlie Gillis, Nancy Macdonald, Michael Friscolanti8 min
THANKS FOR an excellent and vivid recount of the earthquake’s aftermath (“Horror in Haiti,” World, Feb. l). Donations are pouring in, and politicians and celebrities are all associating themselves with Haitian relief. Where was all this wonderful help years ago?
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