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Super Bowl Sunday coming up in sunny Miami. And on the other side of the continent, they’re praying for snow in Vancouver, Canada — where the 2010 Winter Olympics opening ceremony kicks off one week from today.

Luge and bobsled, ski and skate, hockey, snowboard, curling. They’ve got snow in the mountains, and more in trucks if they need it.

Germany tipped as top medal contender, with Canada and the U.S. right behind. And a raft of American athletes you’ll get to know. Lindsey Vonn, best U.S. skier ever. Shani Davis, skating’s man of mystery.

This hour, On Point: The Vancouver Olympics. Plus, a preview of this Sunday's Super Bowl XLIV.Guests:

Joining us from New York is Brian Cazeneuve, staff writer for Sports Illustrated. The Vancouver Games will be the 8th Olympics he has covered for the magazine.

From Park City, Utah, we're joined by Shauna Rohbock, bobsledder and pilot for USA 1. She's also a gold medal favorite going into the Olympics. She won a Silver Medal in the 2006 Olympic Games in Turin, Italy.

Also joining us is Lowell Bailey. He's a U.S. biathlete, competing in his second Olympics. The sport is a combination of cross country skiing with precision target shooting.

And from Lake Placid, N.Y., we're joined by Duncan Kennedy, a three-time Olympic luger. He competed in the games in Calgary, Albertville, and Lillehammer. He is now a development coach with USA Luge.

Later this hour, we get a preview of Sunday's Super Bowl XLIV in Miami.

Joining us from Laurel, Maryland, is David Steele, senior writer for AOL Sports.

This program aired on February 5, 2010.

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