Davis heating up; Cohen MIA
U.S. speed skater
Davis' chief rival at the last Olympics, teammate
On Saturday, Davis also won the 1,500 meters, finishing in 1:44.47 and beating second-place finisher
Given his amazing range -- from 500 meters to 10,000 -- Davis now has to decide which races to skate at the Vancouver Games, maximizing his potential medal haul without compromising one of the events. Davis could win a medal in any of his five individual races and has also indicated he's consider skating the team pursuit, a race he sat out at the last Olympics.
• The Canadian women's hockey team established itself as an early favorite this weekend to win the gold medal by winning the Four Nations Cup in Tikkurila, Finland, on Saturday.
On Friday, the U.S. team defeated Canada 3-2 in preliminary-round play as
The two games may also have clarified the battles for the No. 1 goaltending positions on both teams. For the U.S.,
• The comeback of figure skater
Cohen, 25, was due to return to competition last month at the Trophée Eric Bompard in Paris, but withdrew because of tendinitis in her right calf. She has been training in Lake Arrowhead, Calif., under the watchful eye of
Meanwhile, the dance team of
• The USFSA announced that San Jose, Calif., would by the host city for the U.S. Championships in January 2012. The 2011 championships are slated for Greensboro, N.C. The 2010 championships in Spokane, Wash., hold additional significance, as the Olympic team will be named soon after the final competition.
• It may be no more than a consolation prize, but Toronto won the rights to host the 2015 Pan-Am Games this week. The Canadian city beat out bids from Lima, Peru, and Bogotá, Colombia. Toronto had previously bid for the rights to host the Summer Olympics in '96 and '08 and was widely thought to have a nearly flawless technical bid the second time around. Unfortunately for the bid committee, that vote, held in '01 in Moscow, was more of a referendum on whether China, the world's largest country, was ready to open itself up and host an Olympics. Any city in a race against Beijing that year had very little chance.
• Look for the oil-rich United Arab Emirates to make a strong bid to land the 2020 Olympics. UAE Prime Minister