Though strong in speedskating, sliding and some skiing
and snowboarding events, the 2010 host country is most intent on repeating its
2002 sweep of hockey gold medals
Hayley Wickenheiser, ICE HOCKEY
After all these years at the forefront of her sport, can she be only 27?
Wickenheiser, the Olympic MVP in 2002 when she led Canada past the archrival
U.S. in the final, has played forward on the national team since age 15. More
recently she has been the MVP at worlds (2004) and played in a men's pro league
in Finland ('03-04). In the likely gold medal rematch with the U.S., her
leadership could make the difference.