The second week of the Olympic Games 2010 in Vancouver

US leads in overall medals.
The pursuit of medals became a kind of struggle between the US and Germany.











Shaun White of the United States participates in competitions in half-pipe men on the sixth day of the Olympic Games in Vancouver. (Photo by Streeter Lecka / Getty Images)




American Ted Ligety to compete in the super-G on the eighth day of the Olympics February 19 at Whistler. (Photo by Clive Rose / Getty Images)




Steve Petrie (front) cleans snow from the half-pipe at Cypress Mountain on February 16. His company «Arena Snowpark Construction» is responsible for creating half-pipe for the Olympic competitions in Vancouver. Half-pipe is about 167 meters long and its walls reach 6 meters in height. (Doug Mills / The New York Times)



Lindsey Vonn of the United States in the competition in Alpine skiing on February 17 in Whistler. (Photo by Al Bello / Getty Images)



American Lindsey Vonn screams, breaking the finish line after the event on February 17th. Vonn showed the best time - 1: 44.19 and was the gold medalist, beating Julia Mansuko (1: 44.75). (John Leyba, The Denver Post)



Chris and Mike Moffat of Canada shouting after the second round in the finals for the luge competitions on the sixth day in Vancouver. (Photo by Shaun Botterill / Getty Images)



Friends of the Slovakian team congratulates Iancu Kulikov (second from left) scored a goal in the gates of the Swiss national team at the stadium «Thunderbird Arena» on February 17th. (Photo by Harry How / Getty Images)



(Right to left) Shaun White is happy with compatriot Scott Lago won the gold medal in the final of the competition on the half-pipe. Lago won the bronze medal. (Photo by Streeter Lecka / Getty Images)



Rosanna Crawford from Canada crossed the finish line in individual biathlon 15 km on 18 February. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein / Bongarts / Getty Images)



Australia's Torah Bright participates in competitions in half-pipe on February 18 in Vancouver. (Photo by Alex Livesey / Getty Images)



Maria Riesch celebrates victory after crossing the finish line in the slalom on the seventh day of the Olympic Games. (Photo by Shaun Botterill / Getty Images)



Gretchen Blyayler from the US in the final of the competition on the half-pipe on 18 February. (Photo by Alex Livesey / Getty Images)



Noelle Picos Pace of the USA in the second stage of the competition on the skeleton on the seventh day on 18 February. (Photo by Clive Mason / Getty Images)



American Teter Khan learned that won the silver medal in half-pipe. (Photo by Streeter Lecka / Getty Images)



Swiss Andreas Cattell landed after a jump in the qualifying competitions for the longest jump on February 19. (Photo by Lars Baron / Bongarts / Getty Images)



Peter Fill of Italy falls on the last pass in the super-G competition on February 19. (Photo by Clive Mason / Getty Images)



Englishwoman Amy Williams victory in the women's skeleton competition on the eighth day of the Olympics. (Photo by Shaun Botterill / Getty Images)



Jana Khokhlova and Sergei Novitsky ice dance on February 19 arena «Pacific Coliseum». (Photo by Cameron Spencer / Getty Images)



American Bode Miller took the silver medal in the super-G in Whistler. (Photo by Alain Grosclaude / Agence Zoom / Getty Images)



American Julia Mancuso finished the competition in the super-G on February 20 in Whistler. (Photo by Sandra Behne / Getty Images)



Bronze medalist in the super-G competitions Lindsey Vonn of the United States. (Photo by Shaun Botterill / Getty Images)



Pole Adam Kid kisses the snow after the end of his speech in ski jumping on February 20. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein / Bongarts / Getty Images)



John Napier and Steven Langton of the United States to compete in bobsleigh twos on February 20 in Whistler. (Photo by Al Bello / Getty Images)



Errol Kerr (right) of Yamoyki and Davey Barr of Canada compete in cross-country ski on the tenth day of the Vancouver Olympics. (Photo by Cameron Spencer / Getty Images)



Participants biathlon 12, 5 km lie in a row on February 21 in Whistler. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein / Bongarts / Getty Images)



Canadian Chris Del Bosco (left), lost control on the penultimate trampoline and fell during its debut at the Olympic competitions in ski cross. Gold medalist became the Swiss Michael Schmid (left) and Andreas Matt of Austria (center) came second. (Chang W. Lee / The New York Times)



Silver medalist Croat Ivica Kostelic (left), gold medalist Bode Miller of the US and bronze medalist Silvan Zurbriggen from Switzerland (right) celebrate victory in the slalom on the tenth day of the Olympics. (Photo by Clive Mason / Getty Images)



Magdalena Neuner of Germany goes to the finish line on the way to a gold medal in the women's biathlon at 12, 5 km on February 21 in Whistler. (Photo by Lars Baron / Bongarts / Getty Images)



(Left to right) Kristina Groves of Canada (silver), Dutchwoman Irene Wust (gold) and Czech Martin sablikova (bronze) at the awarding-winning speed skating race at 1,500 meters. (Photo by Jasper Juinen / Getty Images)



USA goalkeeper Ryan Miller saves the gate from hitting Sidney Crosby (№87) of the Canadian team during the match United States - Canada on the tenth day of the Olympics. (Photo by Julie Jacobson-Pool / Getty Images)

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