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Day One

Michelle Kwan addresses reporters after her first practice session, when she couldn’t complete any of her jumps. (Alan Hagman / 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)
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)
The hometown fans are delighted that Enrico Fabris of Italy won a bronze medal in the 5,000 meters. (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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Shannon Bahrke of the U.S. is heels over head during the women’s freestyle moguls finals. Bahrke finished 10th. (Gina Ferazzi / LAT)
Jillian Vogtli gets sideways over the last jump in the women’s freestyle moguls finals. She finished 11th. (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)
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