Vancouver Games: Day 2
Apolo Anton Ohno (second from left) and teammate J.R. Celski were in fourth and fifth, respectively, and trailing three South Koreans heading to the finish line in the 1,500-meter short track final. That is until ...
The South Koreans squandered a 1-2-3 finish in the 1,500 with a wipeout that opened the door for Ohno and Celski to grab silver and bronze, respectively.
Apolo Anton Ohno tied Bonnie Blair for most medals won by a U.S. Winter Olympian, both with six.
Hannah Kearney (center) gave the U.S. its first gold medal at the Winter Games, overtaking Canadian Jenn Heil (far left, and on skis) on the final moguls run of the night. Shannon Bahrke (right) of the U.S. earned the bronze.
The defending world champion heading into the 2002 Olympics, Kearney stumbled in qualifying and finished 22nd. She found redemption in Vancouver.
Swiss ski jumper Simon Ammann took home the first gold medal at the Vancouver Games after winning the normal hill title.
With the Olympic rings as a backdrop, Simon Ammann finishes one of his jumps.
Ammann grabbed two gold medals in the Salt Lake City Oympics, finished 38th in the ski jump at Turin, and had the two longest jumps in both rounds in Vancouver.
Memorials were set up in memory of Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili, who died on Friday. The turn where he crashed now has a higher wall and there's padding on the steel poles along the finishing curve.
Two heats were completed successfully on the luge track Saturday on a track made shorter, slower and safer in the wake of Nodar Kumaritashvili's death during a training run the day before.
Dutch speedskater Sven Kramer grabbed gold in the 5,000 meters and set an Olympic record during the competition with a time of 6 minutes, 14.60 seconds. That shaved six-hundredths of a second off Jochem Uytdehaage's record set at altitude in Salt Lake City in 2002.
Shani Davis' first bid for a medal ended with a 12th place finish in the 5,000.
The women's 7.5-kilometer biathlon sprint was won by Slovakia's Anastazia Kuzmina. Germany's Magdalena Neuner took the silver, finishing 1.5 seconds behind Kuzmina, and Marie Dorin of France won the bronze.
For the second consecutive day, police were called on to handle anti-Olympic protests. Seven people were arrested. There were no immediate reports of injuries.