Vancouver 2010

A British police and a Christian cleric

Waiting for disaster. And waiting . . .

In short, not much to complain about. Yet.

Have the Brits never heard of the Ookpik Index for mascots?

The criteria is simple: furry, goggle-eyed and easily reproduced as souvenirs
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Golden Moments

Vancouver’s party resumes, on a scale unprecedented for the Paralympics
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A Perfect Finish

Jasey-Jay Anderson put retirement on hold for one last shot at Olympic glory. When the big day came, he was ready.
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Strike of the Cobras

After a disappointing start, our short-track speed skaters used strategy, power and focus to win five medals
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Wild times

For 17 days, the Olympics were all about the competition. And for 17 crazy nights, they were all about the parties.
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The Insider Olympics

Lineups? Public transit? VIPs had a very different experience of the Games, from ‘swag suites’ to five-star dining.
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Patching it up for gold

Victory in women’s bobsleigh required mending some complicated relationships
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They almost had it

Cheryl Bernard and her Canadian women’s curling team had the gold medal halfway around their necks. Then, in a few seconds, it slipped away.
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My New City

The Games didn’t change Vancouver and Canada—rather, they reflected a change that had already occurred in us