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Big Shots for January 12, 2010

This week Big Shots travels to Vladivostok for winter swimming and to Villars, Switzerland for mountain bike snow racing. Then we fall off a horse in Tokyo. I'm also looking forward to separate posts from the Argentina-Chile Dakar Rally and the African Cup of Nations football championship in Luanda, Angola. ( 32 photos total)

Tatjana Ivanova of Russia is overtaken by her sledge after crashing in the first run of the women's luge World Cup competition in Winterberg, Germany January 10. (REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay)

Chloe Dufour-Lapointe of Canada crashes during the women's moguls Freestyle Skiing FIS World Cup in Calgary January 9. (REUTERS/Todd Korol) #

US goalie Jack Campbell (center) makes a save on Canada's Jordan Eberle (14) during the gold medal game at the IIHF U20 World Junior Hockey Championship in Saskatoon, Canada January 5. (REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger) #

A boy falls off a sheep during a "mutton busting" contest at the Professional Bull Riders New York City Invitational January 8 at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) #

Thomas Jones of the New York Jets dives into the end zone against the Cincinnati Bengals during the 2010 AFC wild-card playoff game at Paul Brown Stadium January 9 in Cincinnati. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) #

American Pikus-Pace Noelle competes in the skeleton World Cup in Koenigssee, Germany January 8. (OLIVER LANG/AFP/Getty Images) #

A man pauses after running in Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk January 7. Temperatures in Krasnoyarsk dropped to minus 23 degrees Fahrenheit. (REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin) #

Sabine Lisicki reacts after losing a point against Victoria Azarenka during the Sydney International tennis tournament January 11. (REUTERS/Daniel Munoz) #

Roberta Vinci hits a forehand return to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane January 6. (WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images) #

Iowa's Brent Metcalf (right) pins Minnesota's David Zilverberg in the 149-pound weight class of the semifinal round of the Division 1 NWCA National Duals wrestling competition January 10 at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls, Iowa. (AP Photo/The Waterloo Courier/Matthew Putney) #

Georgia's Ashley Houts (right) takes a hit to the nose from Florida's Jennifer George during an NCAA college basketball game in Athens, Ga. January 10. (AP Photo/Kelly Lambert) #

A swimmer in a winter competition in Vladivostok January 5 takes a cold dip. (REUTERS/Yuri Maltsev) #

A supporter dressed as a Viking shouts as Alex Miller of the US competes during the World Cup Nordic Combined Gundersen competition at the Alpe Cermis January 10. (REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi) #

The Vancouver Canucks' Ryan Kesler (right) reacts after being hit with the puck in front of Phoenix Coyotes goalie Ilya Bryzgalov during their NHL hockey game in Vancouver January 7. (REUTERS/Andy Clark) #

Sumo grand champion Asashoryu (right) displays the sumo's ceremonial stamping form during the New Year's ring-entering ceremony by grand champions at Meiji Shrine in Tokyo January 6. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi) #

Stoke City's Dean Whitehead (left) vies with Fulham's Stephen Kelly during their English Premier League football match at The Britannia stadium in Stoke-on-Trent, England January 5. (ANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images) #

Cheeky monkeys Alexander Romanov (48) and Darcy Verot (right) of Vityaz Chekhov fight with Jaromir Jagr (left) and Timofei Shishkanov of Avangard Omsk during their Continental Hockey League match in Chekhov, Russia January 9. The bench clearing brawl resulted in 691 penalty minutes against more than 30 players. The game had to be suspended after less then four minutes tied at 0-0 because teams had not enough players to continue the match. (REUTERS/KHL/Handout) #

Penn State's Navorro Bowman tackles Louisiana State University's Jordan Jefferson during the Capital One Bowl NCAA football game in Orlando January 1. (REUTERS/Scott Audette) #

Jockeys fall off their horses during a race at Nakayama racecourse near Tokyo January 11. Nine jockeys were involved in the accident. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) #

Cyclists ride the ski slopes in the alpine resort of Villars, Switzerland during the GP St-Sylvestre, a mountain bike snow race, January 10. (AP Photo/Keystone/Jean-Christophe Bott) #

Germany's Kati Wilhelm skis during the 7.5km sprint competition at the Biathlon World Cup in Oberhof, Germany January 8. (REUTERS/Christian Charisius) #

Sled hockey player Nikko Landeros (left) takes control of the puck as Tyler Carron covers during a scrimmage in the Boulder Valley YMCA in Lafayette Colo. Three years ago, high school wrestlers Landeros and Carron lost their legs when they were hit by a car while changing a flat tire. Landeros will compete in Vancouver in the Paralympics. Carron is on the junior national team. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) #

Wolverine look-alike Julien Lizeroux clears a gate during the FIS World Cup slalom race in Sljeme, Croatia January 6. (AFP/Getty Images) #

Daisuke Murakami performs a jump during the Snowboard World Cup halfpipe event at Kreischberg mountain near the Austrian resort of Murau January 7. (REUTERS/Miro Kuzmanovic) #

A dog catches a frisbee in Ljubljana, Slovenia January 5. (REUTERS/Bor Slana) #

Musher Peggy Branse rides behind her sled dogs during the Pullman City Quest January 10 in Hasselfelde, Germany. (Ronny Hartmann/Getty Images) #

Skaters pass a bottle of traditional Beerenburg liquor during the 100km Dutch Speedskating Marathon on a frozen lake near Loosdrecht, Netherlands January 11. (REUTERS/Michael Kooren) #

Billy McCoy goes surfing in the slushy waters of Lake Michigan as steam rises in the background near Deland Park in Sheboygan, Wis. January 2. (AP Photo/The Sheboygan Press/Sam Castro) #

Julian Guy and Tessa Eastman swim in a hole in the ice made in the Serpentine lake in Hyde Park in London January 8. (Oli Scarff/Getty Images) #

A ski jumper starts down the hill during a training jump of the Four Hills ski jumping tournament in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany December 31. (AP Photo/ Matthias Schrader) #

Thomas Morgenstern soars below heavy snow clouds during a practice for the Four Hills ski jumping tournament in Innsbruck January 2. (REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach) #

Arsenal's Abou Diaby (right) challenges Everton's Diniyar Bilyaletdinov during their English Premier League soccer match at the Emirates stadium in London January 9. (REUTERS/Dylan Martinez) #



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Absolutely fantastic stuff this week. #7, #18, and #28 are my favorites.

Posted by Alex O January 13, 10 04:05 PM
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Loosdrecht made it to the Boston bigshots!

Posted by Dutchskater January 13, 10 04:53 PM
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Damn...
son hermosas

Posted by Leandro Ramirez January 13, 10 10:02 PM
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I like 27/28/29/30/31

Posted by Frank January 19, 10 01:28 AM
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Nice to see the club that I support (Arsenal) feature on the Big Shots! (pic 32) . It was snowing so badly that day there were fears that the game would be called off. Arsenal's game against Bolton three days prior to this had been called off due to snow/ice. We drew 2-2 against Everton .

Posted by Mos January 22, 10 11:52 AM
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Muy buenas fotos,los felicito

Posted by Ruben October 13, 10 10:54 PM
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