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February 24, 2009

This week's Big Shots takes us ice fishing in western China's Xinjiang province, and we stay cold on the luge course in British Columbia and on the iceboats in Latvia. It's not all ice and snow, however, as we jump to Sydney for a triathalon and Nairobi for some cross country running. Later this week Big Shots basks in the warmth of spring training on the diamonds down south. ( 30 photos total)

Fishermen dig a hole in the frozen surface of Ulungur lake to cast their fishing net in Fuhai County, in the Xinjiang Ugyur Autonomous Region of western China February 21. (REUTERS/Stringer)

American Brandon Cocard competes during the snowboard slopestyle portion of the Alli Dew Tour on February 20th at Northstar Resort in Truckee, California. (Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images) #

Snow kite professional Marco Koeppel from Widnau, Switzerland, surfs the snowy mountains of the Bernina Pass, Canton of Grisons, in south-eastern Switzerland February 19. (AP Photo/Keystone/Dietmar Stiplovsek) #

A luge competitor speeds along the track during the Wiessmann Luge World Cup on February 21 at the Whistler Sliding Center in Whistler, Bristish Columbia, Canada (Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images) #

Americans Matthew Mortensen and Preston Griffall crash during training for the Wiessmann Luge World Cup on February 19 at the Whistler Sliding Center in Whistler, Bristish Columbia, Canada. (Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images) #

Snowmobilers race through the air during the Rock Maple Racing Snocross series in Ossipee, N.H. February 21. (AP Photo/Jim Cole) #

Over 1000 riders race away from the start during the 4th Enduropale du Touquet 2009 at Le Touquet Beach on February 22 in Le Touquet, France. (Paul Gilham/Getty Images) #

Fishermen sit on a frozen lake near the village of Lemeshevichi, Belarus February 20. (REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko) #

Polish athletes compete during the 29th Ice and Snow Sailing World Championship 2009 in Riga on February 20. 110 athletes from 14 countries compete for the championship. (ILMARS ZNOTINS/AFP/Getty Images) #

China's Xu Guangqin prepares to take her shot during the World Wheelchair Curling Championships in Vancouver, British Columbia February 21. (REUTERS/Andy Clark) #

Horseback riders patrol the beach at sunset ahead of the Enduropale race at Le Touquet Beach on February 20 in Le Touquet, France. (Paul Gilham/Getty Images) #

An apprentice bullfighter performs a pass on a young bull during the World Bull Fair in Seville February 20. (REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo) #

Rice football receiver Jarett Dillard loosens up before running the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis February 22. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) #

Oklahoma State's Brandon Mason celebrates after winning in the final seconds of the 165 lbs. division against Oklahoma's Ryan Smith during the Bedlam Series wrestling match in Stillwater, Okla. February 22. (AP Photo/Tulsa World/Michael Wyke) #

Levi Sherwood of New Zealand hangs on during the Crusty Demons Unleashed Tour of New Zealand at Vector Arena on February 21 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Sandra Mu/Getty Images) #

Adrian Bucur of Romania competes in the still rings exercise during the 2009 Tyson American Cup at the Sears Centre on February 21, in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) #

Jessica Lopez of Venezuela applies chalk to her hands during the 2009 Tyson American Cup at the Sears Centre on February 21 in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) #

Athletes sprint at the start of the Kenya's National Cross Country Championship at the Ngong Race Course in Nairobi February 21. (REUTERS/Antony Njuguna) #

The men run in to the surf for the swim portion of the Kellogg's Nutri-Grain Iron Man series final at Coogee Beach on February 22 in Sydney, Australia. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) #

Japan's Shiho Sakai set a new world record in the women's 100-metre backstroke, winning in 56.15 seconds at the Japan Open short course swimming championships February 22. (AFP/Getty Images) #

Florida Panthers defenseman Nick Boynton, left, collides with Chicago Blackhawks left wing Ben Eager in the third period during an NHL game in Sunrise, Fla. February 19. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) #

Blues wing Rene Ranger, left, is tackled by Bulls flanker Deon Stegmann on his way to a try on February 21 during the Super14 match between Blues and Bulls at Loftus Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa. (GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/Getty Images) #

Nebraska offensive lineman Lydon Murtha, left, and Virginia offensive lineman Eugene Monroe run a drill at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis February 21. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) #

Manchester City's Nigel de Jong argues with Referee Phil Dowd during a Premier League match against Liverpool at Anfield in Liverpool February 22. (GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images) #

FC Barcelona's Carles Puyol, left, reacts during a La Liga match against Espanyol at Camp Nou Stadium in Barcelona February 21. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez) #

Al-Nasr player Hossam Ghaly saves the ball during the Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdel Aziz Cup against Al Hilal at King Fahd stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia February 23. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar) #

Juventus forward David Trezeguet celebrates after he scored against Palermo during their Serie A match at Barbera Stadium in Palermo, Italy on February 21. (MARCELLO PATERNOSTRO/AFP/Getty Images) #

Marcin Gortat, right, of the Orlando Magic battles for a ball with Cartier Martin, left, and Boris Diaw of the Charlotte Bobcats during their game at Time Warner Cable Arena on February 20 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) #

LSU guard Marcus Thornton, left, blocks a shot by Auburn guard DeWayne Reed during the second half of their game February 21 in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/Bill Feig) #

Novak Djokovic of Serbia tries a flight simulator ahead of his match at the ATP Dubai Tennis Championships on February 23. (REUTERS/Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships/Handout) #


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Please make an effort to include the name of the sport in every caption- #22, 24, 25, and 27 do not say what sport they are. I am guessing #22 is rugby. I am also guessing #24, 25, 27 are soccer/football, but I am not sure.

Posted by nkw February 25, 09 01:03 PM
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Nice local photos of New England athletes. Glad to see The Globe is right on top of all the local sporting events in our region.

Posted by rk March 1, 09 03:04 PM
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Excellent

Posted by paula zelesnik March 1, 09 04:17 PM
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NKW, there is this awesome new thing called Google, you can look things up in it and it will educated you as to what they are. You should check it out!

Posted by Jeff Lebowski March 4, 09 01:08 PM
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sooooooo
beautiful.......
amaizning..............

Posted by magda November 9, 10 03:17 PM
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