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COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY HEINZ KLUETMEIER Feats of Daron-Do U.S. skier Daron Rahlves airs it out during the men's downhill competition at the Winter Olympics. He finished 16th (page 46).

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY BOB MARTIN Around the Bend Natasza Zurek of Canada tests the flexibility of her back and her board during a qualifying run in the women's halfpipe competition (page 42).

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY PETER READ MILLER Off Like a Herd of Turtles This is what passes for a sprint at the start of the men's 30-km freestyle cross-country. The grueling competition was won by number 2, Johann Muehlegg of Spain.