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2006 Winter Olympics in Turin

Michelle Roark of the United States keeps her form during qualifying for the finals of the freestyle moguls competition. She finished fourth in qualifying, but 18th in the final. (Gina Ferazzi / LAT)
107615.SP.0211.OLY10.GMF-USA Michelle Roark reacts to the corwd after completing her run in Freestyle Skiing Ladies Moguls Finals in 2006 Winter Olympics at Sauze d’Oulx Jouvenceaux Feb. 11, 2006. She finished in 18th place.(Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times) (Gina Ferazzi / LAT)
It isn’t hard to figure out where Canada’s Jennifer Heil finished in the women’s freestyle moguls event. Yes, she won the gold medal. (Gina Ferazzi / LAT)
Jillian Vogtli gets sideways over the last jump in the women’s freestyle moguls finals. She finished 11th. (Gina Ferazzi / LAT)
107615.SP.0211.OLY2.GMF-USA Jillian Vogtli works her skis down the course during Moguls qualifying in the 2006 Winter Olympics at Sauze d’Oulx Jouvenceaux Feb. 11, 2006. She qualified in 20th place.(Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times) (Gina Ferazzi / LAT)
107615.SP.0211.OLY4.GMF-Jennifer Heil of Canada takes the Gold Medal in Freestyle Skiing Ladies Moguls Finals in 2006 Winter Olympics at Sauze d’Oulx Jouvenceaux Feb. 11, 2006. (Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times) (Gina Ferazzi / LAT)
Shannon Bahrke of the U.S. is heels over head during the women’s freestyle moguls finals. Bahrke finished 10th. (Gina Ferazzi / LAT)
107615.SP.0211.OLY9.GMF-Tae Satoya of Japan flips over the first jump on the lighted course in Freestyle Skiing Ladies Moguls Finals in 2006 Winter Olympics at Sauze d’Oulx Jouvenceaux Feb. 11, 2006. (Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times) (Gina Ferazzi / LAT)
Austria’s Margarita Marbler loses her balance after the last jump in the freestyle skiing women’s mogul competition. She finished 17th. (Gina Ferazzi / LAT)
The Italian animation team, which tries to rally the crowds during competitions, doesn’t appear to have an awful lot of fans around to rally at the freestyle skiing moguls competition. (Gina Ferazzi / LAT)
107615.SP.0211.OLY8.GMF-A small fireworks display ended the Freestyle Skiing Ladies Moguls Finals under the lights in 2006 Winter Olympics at Sauze d’Oulx Jouvenceaux Feb. 11, 2006. (Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times) (Gina Ferazzi / LAT)
Julie Chu of the United States is at a distinct disadvantage while Switzerland’s Stefanie Marty goes for the puck in the U.S. team’s 6-0 opening-game victory in women’s hockey. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
107614.SP.0211.Oly11.WJS USA’s Tricia Dunn Luoma battles Switzerland’s Christine Meier for the puck during a prelim. game in Turin, Italy at the 2006 Olympic Games Saturday. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
Tricia Dunn Luoma of the United States tries to get the puck past Swiss goaltender Patricia Elsmore-Sauther during the Americans’ 6-0 victory. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
107614.SP.0211.Oly10.WJS USA’s Krissy Wendell tries to stuff the puck past Switzerland goalie Patricia Elsmore-Sauther during a prelim. game in Turin, Italy at the 2006 Olympic Games Saturday. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
There was a lot of celebrating for the U.S. women’s hockey team during a 6-0 victory over Switzerland. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
The hometown fans are delighted that Enrico Fabris of Italy won a bronze medal in the 5,000 meters. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
Speedskater Shani Davis of Chicago, right, finished fifth in the 5,000 meters. Davis skated in a heat against Arne Dankers of Canada. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
Chad Hedrick shows good form during his 5,000-meter speedskating effort. Hedrick won the first gold medal for the U.S. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
US Speed Skater Chad Hedrick skates around the oval en route to winning the gold medal in the men’s 5000 meter speedskating at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
Chad Hedrick of Spring, Texas, is fired up when he sees his time is the fastest in the 5,000 meters. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
Gold medalist US Speedskater Chad Hedricks, center is flanked by silver medalist Netherland’s Sven Kramer, left and bronze medalist Italian Enrico Fabris as they stand on the podium after the men’s 5,000m long-track speedskating at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
Michelle Kwan addresses reporters after her first practice session, when she couldn’t complete any of her jumps. (Alan Hagman / LAT)
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