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TOUGH RIDE: Bode Miller had a big lead but straddled a gate on his first slalom run and was disqualified. (Kevin Frayer / Associated Press)
HUMAN SKI LIFT: Ligety of Park City, Utah, gets a ride from teammates after winning the gold medal. His final slalom run of 43.84 was the day’s fastest. “It’s something that I never would have expected,” the 21-year-old said. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Zhang Dan is helped off the ice by partner Zhang Hao after injuring her knee during the finals of the pairs competition Monday. After a two-minute regrouping period, the Chinese pair returned to the ice and won the silver medal. (Wally SKalij / Los Angeles Times)
Zhang Dan prepares to catch partner Zhang Hao during the pairs competition on Monday. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Sylke Otto of Germany celebrates winning the gold medal in the women’s luge. (Sandra Behne / Bongarts/Getty Images)
Sarah Parsons, front, is happy after scoring her second goal of the game in the U.S. women’s hockey team’s 7-3 win over Finland. (Gene J. Puskar / Associated Press)
Kazusa Tabata, 4, left, and her brother Gakusi, 6, show their support for Japanese speedskaters during the women’s 500 meters. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Chris Witty of the U.S. chases Svetlana Radkevich of Belarus during the women’s 500-meter speedskating competition. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Jiang Chunli of China competes in the women’s cross-country team sprint. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Bjoern Lind of Sweden, right, finishes just ahead of Tor Arne Hetland of Norway to win the gold medal for his country in the men’s cross-county team sprint. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Russia’s Evgeni Plushenko competes during the men’s figure skating short program. Plushenko has a commanding lead over second-place Johnny Weir of the U.S. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Frederic Dambier of France falls during the men’s figure skating short program. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Johnny Weir of the U.S. is in second place after the men’s figure skating short program. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Team Canada Executive Director Wayne Gretzky makes his way through a crush of photographers. (Ryan Remiorz / Associated Press)
Finland’s Lauri Pyykonen leads the pack during the Cross-Country Men’s Team Sprint. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Canada’s Meaghan Simister is helped into an ambulance after crashing in her third run in the Women’s Singles Luge. (Michael Sohn / Associated Press)
Second place German luger Silke Kraushaar, first place Sylke Otto and third place Tatjana Huefner, from left, celebrate after the Olympic Women’s Single Luge. (Michael Sohn / AP)
Jennifer Rodriguez of the United States skates in the Women’s 500m Speed Skating final. (Getty Images)
Svetlana Zhurova of Russia during the Women’s 500m Speed Skating event at the Oval Lingotto, at Turin. (EPA)
Amy Sannes, from St. Paul, Minn., races during the Women’s 500-meter Speedskating Sprint competition at the Oval Lingotto. (Associated Press)