February 11, 2006 - Posted at 1:19 p.m. CST
TURIN, Italy (AP) _ It's a perfect day in Turin, Italy, where
the first day of competition at the Winter Olympics is under way.
The sun is out and the views of the Alps are picture-perfect.
Last night, a festive opening ceremony featured athletes from 80
Scott Macartney gets the last spot on the U-S men's downhill
team at the Winter Olympics. He edged Marco Sullivan by
26-hundredths of a second in today's training run to get the fourth
Macartney is coming off a career-best second place finish in a
World Cup race in Germany two weeks ago.
Last night, athletes from 80 nations participated in the Games'
festive opening ceremony.
The Italian hosts lived up to their flair for the dramatic in
the opening ceremony for the Turin Olympics. Competition gets under