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Warming Up In Turin

LUGE: American Tony Benshoof goes down the luge track at Cesana Pariol, Italy, during the second training run Wednesday, Feb. 8. (Erich Schlegel / AP)
SUNSET: The sun sets over the village of Sestriere, Italy. The Alpine ski program at the Turin 2006 Winter Olympic Games gets underway on Sunday, Feb. 12 with the Men’s Downhill. (Kevin Frayer / AP)
WIND ADVISORY: Track officials pull shades over the track after the Luge training run was canceled due to high winds in Cesana Pariol, Italy. (Gina Ferazzi / LAT)
AUSTRALIAN SPEED SKATERS: The Australian speed skating team practices prior to the Turin 2006 Winter Olympic Games. (Jamie McDonald / Getty Images)
ALL BODES WELL: USA ‘s Bode Miller flys over the last jump during the Men’s Downhill training run. (Gina Ferazzi, Los Angeles Times)
AMERICAN BEAUTY: USA’s Gretchen Bleiler takes a practice run in the Snowboard Half Pipe competition. (Gina Ferazzi /LAT)
HALFPIPE: Top French snowboader Mathieu Crepel practices for the halfpipe. (Gina Ferazzi / LAT)
I’LL BE WATCHING YOU: A police officer keeps an eye on the crowd in the Piazza Palazzo di Citta after the torch arrived in Turin, Italy Thursday, Feb. 9. (Wally Skalij / LAT)
SOFT LANDING: Figure skater Trifun Zivanovic practices before the start of the 2006 Turin Games (Wally Skalij / LAT)
AIRBORNE: Marina Cherkasova of the Russian Federation competes in the Moguls training. (Gina Ferazzi / LAT)
BACK FLIP: Kristi Richards, of Canada, flips over the last jump in the Moguls training (Gina Ferazzi / LAT)
HERE COMES THE TORCH: Sergei Bubka, of the Ukraine and gold medalist in the 1988 Olympics, carries the torch in Turin, Italy Thursday, Feb. 9. (Wally Skalij / LAT)