Patrick Plys, a father of Chris Plys who is a member of U.S. men's curling team, poses for photos in Vancouver, British Columbia, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Skin deep loyalty
Their mothers probably know them. A pair of American fans enjoy the ice hockey quarterfinal between the U.S. and Switzerland, Feb. 24.
Norwegian fans take the high ground to watch the men's Cross Country 4x10 km relay, Feb. 24. Norway took the silver medal in the event behind Sweden.
Glad for the flag
The Stars and Stripes is held aloft as a fan celebrates America's victory in the ice hockey quarterfinal over Switzerland, Feb. 24.
Say it loud
National uniforms on the ice. National costumes in the stands. U.S. fans celebrate during their team's 2-0 ice hockey quarterfinal win over Switzerland, Feb. 24.
A U.S. fan expresses his support the old-fashioned way during the ice hockey quarterfinal between the U.S. and Switzerland, Feb. 24. The U.S. won 2-0.
Beneath the flags of competing nations at the men's Cross County 4x10km relay, Feb. 24, is a single fan of all nations. Sweden won the relay gold from Norway and the Czech Republic.
No. 1 fan
Stephen Colbert, host of the Colbert Report, cheers on the competitors at the Richmond Olympic Oval prior to the start of the men's speed skating 1000 m finals on day six of the Vancouver Winter Olympics.
Some light reading
Stephen Colbert, host of the Colbert Report, poses with a copy of 'Overcoming Anxiety for Dummies' prior to the start of the men's speed skating 1000 m finals on day six of the Winter Olympics.
Cut the mustard
Stephen Colbert cuts a sandwich with the blade of a speedskate.
Friend to felines
Stephen Colbert poses with an issue of Cat Fancy magazine on day six of the Vancouver Winter Olympics on February 17.
Stephen Colbert calls for time-out prior to the start of the men's speed skating 1000 m finals.
The eye has it
Patrick Plys, father of Chris Plys who is a member of U.S. men's curling team, poses for photos in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Wednesday.
Flag on the play
David Ash of Regina, Saskatchewan, leads flag waving Canadian fans before the women's preliminary round hockey game between Canada and Sweden at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics.
Former figure skater Michelle Kwan -- a special correspondent for ABC's Good Morning America -- interviews Evan Lysacek's mother Tanya, not pictured, at P&G Family Home in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Lindsey Vonn of the United States, the gold medal winner, signs autographs after winning the Women's downhill at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia.
A fan wears a t-shirt with a picture of comedian Stephen Colbert during a taping of "The Colbert Report" at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Sportscaster Bob Costas jumps on a stuffed moose during a taping of the Stephen Colbert Show at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics.
Red, white and blue
Fans watch the Luge Women's Singles at Whistler Sliding Centre.
A Swiss men's ice hockey fan cheers during Switzerland's preliminary round game against the USA. USA won 3-0.
A group of Olympic fans from Norway pose for photos near the Olympic flame in Vancouver, British Columbia. Organizers of the Vancouver Games expect to unveil a plan to make the fenced-off Olympic cauldron more accessible to the public.
Boot to the head?
A Dutch fan waits for the start of the men's 500m speed skating event at the Olympic Oval in Richmond, outside Vancouver.
Fans dress down for the Luge Women's Singles at Whistler Sliding Centre.
American fans cheer during the third run of the women's singles luge competition.
A fan cheers on Team Canada at the Luge Women's Singles at Whistler Sliding Centre.
Stars and stripes
USA fans wave a flag during the first period of a preliminary round men's ice hockey game against Switzerland.
Posing with the Torchinator
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger poses with United States athletes around Vancouver on Day 2 of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.
Santa's in town...
A German fan awaits the start of the Women's Biathlon 7.5 km Sprint on Day 2 of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.
Sharing a laugh
United States vice president Joe Biden shares a joke with volunteer Roberta Durno at Whistler Olympic Park Ski Jumping Stadium.
Won't back down
Demonstraters march down Robson St. in downtown Vancouver, followed by Vancouver Police during a protest against the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.
A security person stands guard outside a Hudson's Bay Co. store that was damaged by protesters in Vancouver.
Twins Liv, left, and Thea Kasubuchi, of Vancouver, wear Canada colors as they are strolled through town at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics.
Gathering his thoughts
Svein Romstad, Secretary General of the International Luge Federation (FIL), becomes emotional during a press conference to discuss the death of Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili at the Whistler Media Center.
An impromptu memorial to luger Nodar Kumaritashvili of Georgia is placed under the Olympic Rings in the Whistler Village. Kumaritashvil was killed after crashing during a training run at the Whislter Sliding Center.
Plenty of cheer
Fans wave flags from Switzerland as they cheer for Simon Ammann of Switzerland during the Ski Jumping Normal Hill Individual on Day 2 of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.
Bring out the band!
Demonstraters march down Robson Street in downtown Vancouver during a protest against the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.
Fans of the Dutch and Canadian speed skaters react during the 5,000 meters race at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Saturday.
Wave that flag
A fan of the Swedish women's hockey team waits for its preliminary round game against Switzerland during the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Olympic fans watch during the Opening Ceremonies at the Whistler Olympic Park in Whistler, British Columbia.