With one day left in the Winter Olympics and only two medal events set for Sunday, a few things are certain: Germany will leave Turin with the most gold medals, and Bode Miller will drive his motor home out of the Italian Alps with none. Michael Greis won his third biathlon gold medal of these Games.
The Winter Olympics alpine ski competition was getting back on track on Monday after a snowy Sunday. Under bright, sunny skies, the men's giant slalom was first up, followed by the women's super-G postponed from the previous day. In the evening Canada takes on Sweden in the women's ice hockey final and there is the climax to the ice dance.
Italian police raided the Austrian biathlon team, casting a shadow over a super Saturday that had seen two stirring performances on the slopes and a landmark gold won by a black American skater. The evening raid centred on the private quarters of the Austrian team.
Tiny Estonia cherished a third Olympic triumph and Canada celebrated a top-two sweep but the United States, who lead the hunt for gold medals, were giving them away in Turin on Friday. Andrus Veerpalu defended his men's 15km cross-country crown to vault Estonia into the top five among gold-medal nations.
Antoine Deneriaz won the marquee event of the Winter Olympics on Sunday with a surprising late run to upstage the Austrians and Americans in the men's downhill. Unsurprisingly, Michelle Kwan withdrew from the Games, ending her decade-long quest for gold. Armin Zoeggeler gave Italy their first golden moment with victory in the luge.
Perhaps there won't be so much controversy this time. The last Olympic pairs competition ended with a scoring scandal and gold medals awarded to two couples as officials scurried to make things right. This year, with a new scoring system, the short programme went off without a hitch ahead of Monday's final.