VANCOUVER -- How will the 2010 Vancouver Games be remembered?
The training death of luger Nodar Kumaritashvili of Georgia will doubtlessly cast a shadow over the legacy of these Games.
At the same time, the Vancouver Olympics produced a range of incredible moments on snow and ice that surely, too, are part of the tapestry of these Games.
Here are a top 10:
1. Shaun White throws the Double McTwist 1260. A revolutionary move in Olympic snowboarding. They'll be talking about it -- and him -- years from now.
2. The U.S. Nordic combined team breaks a winless streak of Red Sox proportions, 86 years, winning four medals, topped by the gold in the large hill event. Billy Demong's very good day: Gold medal. Named U.S. flag-bearer. Asks girlfriend to marry him -- she says yes.
3. The "tremendously tremendous" 5-3 U.S. men's hockey victory in the preliminary round over Canada. Sports just doesn't get better than the final few minutes of that game.
4. South Korea's Kim Yu-Na's record-breaking short program and free skate. Like Usain Bolt or Michael Phelps -- she's that good.
5. Canadian Joannie Rochette's bronze medal. She skated just days after her mother died of a heart attack.
6. Bode Miller wins three medals, one gold; Lindsey Vonn wins two, one gold; Julia Mancuso wins two; Andrew Weibrecht, one. The U.S. Ski Team: "best in the world."
7. Canadians Tessa Virtueand Scott Moir atop the medals podium, soaking in the glow and belting out "O Canada" after emphatically winning gold in ice dancing.
8. Slovenian cross-country skier Petra Majdic falls in training before the individual classic sprint. She goes on to win bronze. Then doctors say she had skied with four broken ribs and a collapsed lung.
9. Simon Ammann of Switzerland wins double gold in ski jumping -- eight years after winning double gold in ski jumping.
10. U.S. aerialist Jeret 'Speedy' Peterson lands the Hurricane. Calm in his eye, now a silver medal in his pocket.