In this edition of Uncommon Snips, curling starts, insert marriage is death joke for the running guy, one of the electric Zambonis broke, seven people finished behind the skier from Bermuda, the U.K. is all mad at Canada, media credentials at the Olympics get you sweet perks, an interesting story about a spyware traitor, Bjorn Ferry on drugs and the death penalty, why you haven't heard anything about China's women's curling team, and the official scouting report for today's Olympics.
- United States Curling Association - Olympic action gets underway Tuesday
Curling action kicks off Tuesday at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games at the Vancouver Olympic Center
- Great Aloha Run winner proposes to girlfriend after race | honoluluadvertiser.com | The Honolulu Advertiser
About an hour after being the first to cross the finish line at the 26th annual Great Aloha Run yesterday, Sergio Reyes really had something to celebrate.
- Olympics | Ice issues overshadow Mo's long-track speedskating win | Seattle Times Newspaper
One of two ice-resurfacing machines broke down during Sunday's women's 5,000 race, leaving just one for Monday's event. That one had issues during regular resurfacing following the first half of the first session.
- The Royal Gazette | Breaking News: Bermuda skier Murphy places 88th in Olympics race
Bermuda’s only athlete in the Winter Olympics today finished in 88th position in the men’s 15 kilometre freestyle cross-country race.
- CBC News - World - U.K. press slams Canada's hosting of Games
Some British media are slamming Canada as being a bad Olympic host, with much of the criticism focused on its role in the death of the 21-year-old Georgian luger.
- The hidden secrets of the Main Press Centre - The Vancouver Sun
Much of the above, of course, is necessary for the press to get the job done, to get the news of the 17-day games out to the world, for it's a gruelling 24-hour-a-day whirlwind with no letup and no small feat to report on and photograph dozens of overlapping events. Which is why there are, um, perks. Ones you may not have heard about.
- SPORTSbyBROOKS " Canada Stole Olympic Gold From Spyware Traitor
With Alex Bilodeau's freestyle moguls win Sunday, Canada claimed its first gold medal as an Olympic host country, deflating the main media storyline of Games coverage north of the border.
- Swedish biathlon star Bjorn Ferry on doping - Drugs cheats should get death penalty - News - Bild.de
Swedish biathlon star Bjorn Ferry obviously has some pretty strong views about doping in sport, claiming that drugs cheats deserve the death penalty!
China boss, coach 'split' over media blackout | NBC Olympics
China's hopes of adding Olympic women's curling gold to their world title have been rocked by an apparent split between the team boss and coach over a controversial media blackout.
- Blog - The Ringer | Olympic scouting report: Day 5 | NBC Olympics
Feb. 16, 2010: A Tuesday, and the first non-holiday in the last three days after the rare back-to-back Valentine's Day/President's Day combo. The Olympic Winter Games, meanwhile, have been working this whole time, and continue on Tuesday with a full slate of activity. Here are some of the highlights on the schedule: