Highlights From The 2010 Winter Olympics

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Highlights From The 2010 Winter Olympics

As the 21st Winter Games draw to a close, we look back on moments that will live on in Olympic history:

  • Hannah Kearney brings Team USA its first gold medal after spotting one in a display case when no one else was around
  • As the crowds cheered uproariously and the judges scored the run, no one really questioned the fact that Shaun White just kept floating upward on that last jump
  • An unnamed but courageous Olympic athlete is bold enough to give the peace sign while on camera
  • After winning the gold in men's free skating, American Evan Lysacek raises the flag of the Czech Republic because he went there on vacation last year and had a really great time
  • U.S. men's cross-country ski team finishes ninth after losing interest and heading toward the ski-jump ramp
  • Over the course of two weeks, every male athlete at the games attempts to get into a playful snowball fight with Tanith Belbin
  • NHL commissioner Gary Bettman makes an appearance and asks organizers if he can have any leftover pucks
  • Chinese athletes turn in geometrically exact, technically precise performances in snowboarding events, proving that they can be heartless automatons at just about anything


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