Joking Canada closes Games with moose stampede

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.

Canada wins Olympics medal race

Canada ensured it will finish its home Olympics with more gold than anyone else Saturday as Italy’s Giuliano Razzoli won the slalom to condemn once-proud Austria to their worst men’s alpine showing since 1936.

Riesch strikes gold, Canada braced for semi

German skier Maria Riesch grabbed her second gold medal of the Winter Olympics in the slalom on Friday but her friend Lindsey Vonn went out with a whimper on snow that did not suit her.

Yuna crowned Olympic figure skating champion

Kim Yuna produced a riveting women’s free skate on Thursday to obliterate the opposition and become the first South Korean to win an Olympic figure skating gold medal.

Women’s Ice hockey game must improve, says Rogge

The future of women’s ice hockey at the Winter Olympics could be in doubt if other nations do not start challenging the domination of Canada and the United States, IOC president Jacques Rogge said on Thursday.

Vonn to ski with tough glove

American Lindsey Vonn will chase her third Olympic Alpine skiing medal on Friday with a modified glove to ease the pain of a fractured finger.

Bjoergen claims third gold, hosts net eighth

Norwegian cross country skier Marit Bjoergen became the first triple gold medallist of the Vancouver Olympics on Thursday as Canada joined Germany and the United States at the top of the medal standings.

Canadian women in golden form as rookie sparks upset

Canada charged past arch ice hockey enemy the United States to win the women’s gold medal as rookie German Viktoria Rebensburg claimed her country’s first Olympic giant slalom title in 54 years.

Germany on medal high, Canada mood hits low

Germany joined the United States at the top of the Winter Games medals table on Monday as Canada awoke to an Olympic-size hangover following their demoralising loss to the United States men’s ice hockey team.

Canada inspired by impromptu national anthem

The Canadian men’s curling team took inspiration from a loud impromptu rendition of their national anthem to beat world champions Britain 7-6 on Saturday.

Alpine skiing - Whistler becomes millionaire’s playground

The speed queens of the slopes have it in bucket-loads and are sprinkling it all over Whistler Blackcomb in the women’s Alpine events at the Vancouver Olympics.

Miller strikes first gold, ice hockey hots up

Bode Miller of the United States, for so long the nearly man of Winter Olympics, slalomed from deep in the pack to win gold in the men’s super combined on Sunday.

Japan’s skeleton master too old

The oldest member of Japan’s Olympic team made no bones about his flop in the men’s skeleton at the Vancouver Games.

Riesch outshines Vonn, Norway claim 100th gold

Germany`s Maria Riesch snatched the women`s super combined crown on Thursday after American Lindsey Vonn lost control and blew her chances of a second gold in as many days at the Vancouver Winter Olympics.

Vancouver`s Games in danger of sinking into meltwater

Vancouver`s Olympic smile is slipping. The beautiful city`s "Sea to Sky" Games seem to be sinking into a sea of meltwater, mud and straw while organisers scramble to get the extravaganza back on track.

Olympian Sequeira recuperating from burn injuries

Former 1500m national record holder Eddie Sequeira, who participated in the 5000m in the 1972 Summer Olympic Games in Munich, is recuperating in a city hospital after sustaining burn injuries.

Mercury rising in Indian contingent at Winter Olympics

The row over uniforms in India’s Winter Olympics contingent has intensified with luger Shiva Keshavan seeking chef-de-mission R K Gupta’s resignation and threatening to open a “can of worms” on his his return.

Indian calls for tougher regulations

Shiva Keshavan, who saw the Georgian slider crash at the Vancouver Olympics, said the accident could have been avoided and asked for stricter regulations to make sure it did not happen again.

Indian camp in Winter Olympics divided over uniform issue

Trouble is brewing in the Indian camp in Winter Olympics here with majority of the contingent denying luger Shiva Keshavan’s claim that the team didn’t have coordinated uniform for the opening ceremony.

Olympic track didn`t cause luger`s death : Probe

Olympic officials decided late Friday night against any major changes in the track or any delays in competition and even doubled up on the schedule in the wake of the horrifying accident that claimed the life Luger.