Daron Rahlves

Event guide: From skiing to figure skating

Alpine skiingWhistler

DOWNHILL

Men, Feb. 13; Women, Feb. 17

Best of U.S.: Lindsey Vonn has won five of the six women's World Cup downhill races and may be the most prohibitive favorite in Winter Olympics history. She has 31 World Cup victories but is seeking her first Olympic medal. That goal has been thrown in doubt by a shin bruise that could effect her performances – or even keep her out of the Games. Julia Mancuso ranks No. 9 in the world with two top-10 finishes. Bode Miller, who missed a men's downhill medal in Italy four years ago by 0.11 seconds, has rejoined the U.S. team and may be rounding into form.

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