The Moment

2|17|10: Vancouver

In their first week, the Vancouver Olympic Games looked well on their way to a gold medal in winter calamity--tragedy on the luge track, slush on the downhill course at Whistler and drenching rain on Cypress Mountain that eventually washed away the standing-room spectator zone, costing organizers around $1.4 million in refunded ticket sales. The signature snafu may be this: the Canadians couldn't make ice. A men's speed-skating final had to be halted for more than an hour because two ice-resurfacing machines were in various degrees of breakdown--sort of like the Games themselves. Still, you'd have a difficult time convincing most...

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