Simon Ammann of Switzerland won the first gold medal of the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games, in ski jumping on the normal hill Saturday, Feb. 13. Adam Malysz of Poland took silver, and Austria's Gregor Schlierenzauer won bronze.
Slovakia's Anastasiya Kuzmina won gold in the women's 7.5 km biathlon sprint. Magdalena Neuner of Germany won silver, and Marie Dorin of France won bronze.
Hannah Kearney of the U.S. won gold in women's freestyle moguls. Jennifer Heil of Canada won silver, and Shannon Bahrke of the U.S. won bronze.
Meanwhile weather woes continued at Whistler Blackcomb.
The men's downhill was postponed from Saturday, Feb. 13 to Monday, Feb. 15 because slushy conditions made it unsafe to race. Snow, rain, fog, and warm temperatures softened cover on the race course to the point where officials deemed conditions too dangerous for racing.
The International Ski Federation said snow and rain throughout the night, along with expected mild temperatures during the day, made for poor skiing conditions. Highs on the course were supposed to be in the low 40s, and a mix of rain, sleet and snow was likely.
Women's super combined was postponed from Sunday, Feb. 14 to Thursday, Feb. 18 because weather conditions caused the cancellation of the downhill training run for the combined event. International Ski Federation (FIS) rules require that a downhill training run be completed prior to competition.
Five medal events take place today, Sunday, Feb. 14: men's 10k sprint biathlon; women's 3,000 meter speed skating; Nordic combined - individual normal hill jumping, 10k cross country; men's singles luge; and men's freestyle moguls.