•Fresh off an impressive silver-medal at the Vancouver Olympics, general manager
Though no players have been selected for the team, several 2010 Olympians play on NHL teams that failed to qualify for the Stanley Cup playoffs this spring, and are therefore eligible to play in the tournament. They include
In addition to teams out of the playoff race, Burke will be able to add players from NHL teams that are eliminated in the first round of the playoffs.
Discounting the Olympic year of 1960, when the Games, themselves, were also considered world championships, the U.S. men have not won a world ice hockey title since 1933.
•Two of the world's top female track and field athletes are taking breaks from the sport, though both insist they have unfinished business and Olympic goals in their sights. Britain's
Despite these strong finishes, injuries and cramps have felled her at the Olympics, where she has finished no better than fourth in the 10,000 meters in Sydney.
Radcliffe has been training in Portland, Ore., away from the immense national pressure she'll be facing over the next two years.
After shockingly missing out on medals at both the world outdoor championships in Berlin last summer and the world indoor championships in Doha, Qatar in February, Russian pole vault queen
•New skip, same result. Even after a key change in personnel, Canada's men's curling team secured another title.
•Polish Olympic Committee chief
Nurowski was a strong supporter of the Youth Olympics that will make their debut this summer in Singapore. He was among those flying to Katyn to mark the 70th anniversary of the Polish officers and intellectuals who were killed by Soviet authorities during World War II. He was scheduled to place a wreath on the graves of several Polish Olympic medalists who had been murdered by the secret police.
Before the Beijing Games in 2008, Nurowski famously insisted he would resign his post if the 265-member Polish team did not win at least ten medals, equal to its output in Athens four years earlier. The team won exactly ten medals, including three golds.