Cook was released from the Whistler Polyclinic early in the afternoon after diagnostic x-rays and a CT scan came back negative, according to U.S. Olympic Team Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jim Moeller. She will have some pain and stiffness, he said, but is expected to make a full recovery.
Blogs by Guenter Hujara and Atle Skaardal. Days two and three.
Although it looked like Didier Cuche was once again the fastest in training, he missed a gate Thursday and Walchhofer's time, 1 minute, 34.46 seconds, was the top in the first complete training run of the Vancouver Olympic alpine events.
The first women's Olympic downhill training run was canceled due to fog on Thursday, but not before American Stacey Cook, the second racer on course, crashed and was airlifted off the mountain.
Fog and reduced visibility forced the men's first Olympic downhill training to be cancelled, after 42 of 87 racers were in the finish area.
Fronts moving in from the Pacific will bring light snow through the evening with a brief break expected before second front is set to arrive Thursday morning.
Vonn will start her Olympics with Thursday's opening of super combined downhill training, but a shin injury she suffered a week ago while training in Austria is still causing the two-time World Champion some pain.
WHISTLER, Feb 8 - The Men's first downhill official training, originally set to start 11:45 on Wednesday, February 10, has been rescheduled for 10:30 on the same day.
by Neil McQuoid
They come round every four years and they are the zenith of every athlete's career. 2010 sees the Winter Olympics go to Vancouver with the alpine skiing events in Whistler. So who will be the big stars of the next two weeks, who will be the heroe?