Vancouver native Robert Sacre was one of the top scorers and the top stunners in Gonzaga's 67-60 first round NCAA game with Florida State. At seven feet tall, Sacre is a whole lotta man and all of it is sculpted and bulging. Much more WHEN YOU JUMP ...
If you were one of the millions that watched the epic USA-Canada hockey game tonight, you undoubtedly noticed Canadian hockey phenom Jarome Iginla, responsible for feeding the perfect pass to Sidney Crosby who scored Canada's 3-2 OT win. Iginla, the the first black captain in NHL history, was only one of only four players on Team Canada’s roster that also won gold in Salt Lake City in 2002.
Fighting off a check from Ryan Suter and with his back towards the
play, Iginla was unable to see Crosby skating into the slot for the
give-and-go. But he listened for where his linemate was on the ice. And
after hearing his nickname being screamed, the Calgary Flames captain
wheeled around and fed Crosby a perfect pass before being knocked to the
ice. “I just tried to let him know where I was,” Crosby
said of Iginla. “He outmuscled the guy. That’s basically what it came
down to; a one-on-one battle and he won it and we were able to
capitalize on it.”
“We were talking all tournament to keep
communicating,” added Iginla. “We were saying all the time to let me
know if he was open and stuff. He let me know there. He was screaming.” When
he got up, all of Canada Hockey Place was screaming.
The Calgary Flames captain adds: "I’m very proud to be Canadian, to be part of these Olympics, to part of this team... And you know what I’m really proud of? To join the Canadians in setting that record. ... We were looking for our first one at home and then all of a sudden we’re setting a record. To be part of that I’m very proud and it’s an awesome feeling.”
Richard Adjei, the German Olympian who took silver earlier this week in the the two-man bobsleigh, fell short in his quest for another medal in tonight's 4-man event. Team USA won gold—its first gold medal in that competition in 62 years—the second German team won silver and Canada took the bronze. Adjei's team was in fourth place and about a minute behind the bronze.
This is the first Olympics for the 27-year-old Adjei, the former linebacker for the Berlin Thunder in NFL Europe and the son of a German father and Ghanaian mother. A few images of Adjei at the podium winning his silver earlier this week in the 2-man event WHEN YOU JUMP ...
The gold medal in men's 1,500 meter speed skating event is once again denied to Shani Davis who takes the silver at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. Mark Tuitert of the Netherlands won it this time, posting a time the
world-record holder couldn't match.
Davis immediately turned his attention to the 2014 Games in Russia. Says Davis: "I have to accept it, but I still want to be able to win that race,"
Davis said Saturday as his Olympics ended when he settled for silver.
"That has been my favorite race since I was a junior, since as far along as I can remember me skating. I always wanted to win that medal.
Shortly after his win, Davis took to Twitter to crystallize his emotions. Says the Olympic gold medalist: "I went as fast as I could. The pressure was on...and 2nite I made a diamond! Thank U everyone 4 supporting my effort."
A few more images of the flower ceremony and watch video of Shani's incredible victory—and the huge reaction by the crowd—WHEN YOU JUMP ...
Shani Davis wins his second straight gold medal in the men’s 1,000-meter Olympic speedskating at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. Davis is the world champion in that event and defended the title he won four years ago in Turin, when he became the first black athlete to win an individual gold medal at the Winter Games.
Mo Tae-bum of South Korea took the silver Wednesday, 18-hundredths of a second behind Davis' winning time of 1:08.94. Chad Hedrick of Team USA won the bronze in 1:09.32.
From 2002 through 2007, Yannick competed with Marylin Pla. They were the three time French national championships and placed 14th at the 2006 Winter Olympics. The Toronto-born James previously competed internationally for Britain as a single's skater. She was the 2006 British national champion and 2007 silver medalist.
Bonheur and James won the French nationals last December, booking their ticket to Vancouver and enabling James to receive French citizenship. The 27-year-old Bonheur tells Agence France Presse, "It's destiny and I'm very happy about it. There's the grace and beauty of Vanessa and then my athleticism. And the fact
that we're both black brings a pleasing visual harmony."
Bonheur and Davis were 15th after the short program and scored 51.16. A few more photos AFTER THE JUMP ...
During last night's opening ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, you may have noticed a sprinkling of color among the winter athletes. One of the most prominent: Timothy Beck, the champion Dutch sprinter, who carried the flag for the Netherlands. Beck is competing in the bobsled.