Feb 12, 2010 3:41 AM

Cook crashes during abbreviated downhill practice

WHISTLER, British Columbia (AP) - The women's training on the downhill course was cut short Thursday after American Stacey Cook crashed while landing a jump.

She was flown by helicopter to a medical facility, but released hours later. USOC chief medical officer says she had nothing more than "some pain and stiffness."

The men's downhillers managed to squeeze in a full training session, meaning there is a chance of racing as scheduled Saturday.

Meanwhile, snow has been trucked and flown in to Cypress Mountain. That's where the snowboarding and freestyle skiing will be held. Organizers say despite the warm, wet weather, they are ready.

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