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February 26, 2010
Thrills and spills
A look at some of the thrills and spills at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. (27 images)

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Ted Piccard of France, left and Daron Rahlves of the USA, right crash out during the men's skicross 8th final at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Sunday, Feb. 21. AP / Mark J. Terrill


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Swiss Dominique Gisin falls during the Women's Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Downhill event at Whistler Creek side Alpine skiing venue on Feb. 17. AFP / Getty Images / Olivier Morin



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Peter Fill of Italy crashes at the last gate in the men's alpine skiing Super-G on day 8 of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics at Whistler Creekside on Feb. 19, in Whistler, Canada. Getty Images / Clive Mason



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Daniela Merighetti of Italy falls during the Women's Alpine Skiing Downhill on Day 6 of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games on Feb. 17, in Whistler Creekside, Canada. Getty Images / Francis Bompard / Agence Zoom



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Patrick Deneen of the US crashes out in the final of the Men's Freestyle Skiing Moguls event at Cypress Mountain during the Vancouver Winter Olympics on Feb. 14. AFP / Getty Images / Mark Ralston



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Anja Paerson, of Sweden, crashes as she approaches the finish in the Women's Downhill at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia, Wednesday, Feb. 17. AP / Charlie Riedel



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USA's Andrew Weibrecht falls during the men's super-combined slalom race of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics at the Whistler Creek side Alpine skiing venue on Feb. 21. AFP / Getty Images / Michael Kappeler



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Ukraine's Vitaliy Shumbarets crashes onto the Olympic rings after losing control during an attempt at a ski jumping training session from the large hill at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, Sunday, Feb. 21. AP / Dmitry Lovetsky



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USA's Lindsey Vonn crashed into a fence during her first run in the women's giant slalom at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics at Whistler Creekside in Whistler, B.C., Wednesday, Feb. 24. Los Angeles Times / Wally Skalij



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Tiiu Nurmberg, of Estonia, crashes during the first run of the women's giant slalom in Whistler, British Columbia, Wednesday, Feb. 24. AP / Charlie Riedel



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Ruxandra Nedelcu of Romania crashes in the women's skicross at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Monday, Feb. 22. AP / Mark J. Terrill



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Elizabeth Gardener of Australia crashes on impact in her first jump in the women's freestyle skiing aerials final at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Wednesday, Feb. 24. AP / Marcio Sanchez



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Zhibek Arapbayeva of Kazakhstan falls during the women's freestyle aerials qualifications at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Saturday, Feb. 20. AP / Mark J. Terrill



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Chile's Noelle Barahona crashes in the finish area during the Women's downhill event on Feb. 17, at the Whistler Creekside Alpine skiing venue of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. AFP / Getty Images / Fabrice Coffrini



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Germany's Aika Klein falls during the women's 1500m short-track heats of the 2010 Winter Olympics at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver on Feb. 20. AFP / Getty Images / David Hecker



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Song Weilong of China crashes while racing in a heat of the men's 1500 m men's short track on day 2 of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics at Pacific Coliseum on Feb. 13, in Vancouver, Canada. Getty Images / Matthew Stockman



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Canada's Francois Hamelin falls as South Korea's Ho-Suk Lee competes in the Men's 1000m short-track semifinal at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver during the 2010 Winter Olympics on Feb. 20. AFP / Getty Images / Yuri Kadobnov



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US competitor Jordan Malone falls in the Men's 500m Short Track Speedskating heats at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, during the XXI Winter Olympics on Feb. 24. AFP / Getty Images / Yuri Kadobnov



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South Korean Jung-su Lee, right, speeds off as compatriots Si-bak Sung, center, and Lee Ho-suk fall during the men's 1,500m short-track final at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver during the 2010 Winter Olympics on Feb. 13. Lee won the gold medal ahead of Ohno and fellow American J.R. Celski. AFP / Getty Images / David Hecker



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Katherine Reutter of the United States, center, Cho Ha-Ri of Korea, right, and Wang Meng of China, left, crash in their quarterfinal of the Women's 1,500-meter short track speedskating race during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia. MCT / George Bridges



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Czech Republic's Katerina Novotna crashes during the second heat of the women's 1000m short track skating competition at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Wednesday, Feb. 24. AP / David J. Phillip



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China's Wang Meng, right, and USA's Katherine Reutter, left, crash during the second race of the women's 1500m semifinals short track skating competition at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Saturday, Feb. 20. AP / Amy Sancetta



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Canada's forward Hayley Wickenheiser (22) and Finland's defence Mariia Posa (5) crash against the barrier during the Women's Ice Hockey semifinals game Canada against Finland at the Canada Hockey Place during the XXI Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver on Feb. 22. Canada won 5-0. AFP / Getty Images / Cris Bouroncle



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Sweden's Frida Nevalainen (3) falls on top of Finland's Michelle Karvinen (21) in the first period of the women's bronze medal ice hockey game at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Thursday, Feb. 25. AP / Gene J. Puskar



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Russia's Yuko Kavaguti takes a fall as she and Alexander Smirnov perform their pairs free program during the figure skating competition at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Monday, Feb. 15. AP / Mark Baker



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Russia's RUS-2, piloted by Olga Fedorova, with brakeman Elena Doronina, crash during the women's two-man bobsled competition final at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia, Wednesday, Feb. 24. AP / Michael Sohn



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The sled belonging to Nodar Kumaritashvili of Georgia is seen just after he crashed during a training run for the men's singles luge at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia, Friday, Feb. 12. Nodar died in the crash. AP / Michael Sohn



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