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Agony and Ecstasy as Men's Ski Cross Makes Its Olympic Debut: Story in Photos

Canada garb ready to don.

6:30 a.m.  A little less than three hours to start time!

The Olympic "smurfs" hard at work preparing the Ski Cross run for the big event.

An enthusiastic German fan cheers as Simon Stickl christens the first Olympic Ski Cross event.

First Canadian flying over the Olympic 2010 Rings as Chris Del Bosco finishes in 1:12:89, qualifying in 2nd place.

Skis of the Ski Cross Olympic athletes wait in the snow during 2hr intermission before final groups of four begin.

Canadians are wild in cheering for their Olympic athletes.

Some of the 8000 spectators enjoy the sun during the 2hr intermission.

Where there is snow and children, let there be castles!

The Canadian flags fill the stadium.

Crane Camera keeps ever-present eye on spectator reactions.

Crashes are constant danger.

Errol Kerr of Jamaica finishes 1st and Davey Barr of Canada slips by to finish 2nd in the quarter finals as the remaining two go down.

A young fan cheers for Canadian Davey Barr as he makes the final eight.

Stanley Hayer gets a spell-out in addition to a cheer-out.

Swiss fans desolate as Richard Spalinger crashes out of the competition.

Canada's chance for Bronze medal drops to nill with Chris Del Bosco's fall on the final turn and jump and Swiss Michael Schmid takes the gold.

Panasonic's jumbo screen replays the days excitement.

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