A Nagano street sparkles at night with a banner that welcomes Olympians and visitors alike in Japanese.
Skaters on a pond
A Japanese tot takes his first icy steps on a frozen pond in Karuizawa, site of the Olympic curling events and the area's annual Ice Festival.
Olympic curlers will compete at the state-of-the-art Kazakoshi Park Arena in Karuizawa.
Nightly medal award ceremonies attract worldwide attention from international Olympic press contingents.
You've got a front row seat in Ceremony Stadium, site of the opening and closing ceremonies of the Nagano Olympics.
Shot of the Snow monkeys at the monkey park at Kabayashi near the
Traditional Japanese drummers perform for visitors lining the streets of
Nagano as part of the Olympic festivities.
Reporters from around the world work side by side in the Olympics media
After the snow clears, the ski jumpers will ride right by you as they come down the hill.
Higashi Elementary School
Japanese school children show their Olympic spirit.