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Bobsledding action at the Olympics (photos)

CNET's Ina Fried checks out Friday's bobsled runs, with help from a zoom lens on loan from Canon.

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Canada bobsled

CNET's Ina Fried has been chronicling tech and other aspects of the Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. On Friday, she checked out action on the bobsled runs.
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Fast bobsled

Fried borrowed a 70-200mm L-series lens from Canon to shoot Friday's bobsled images. The lens was a huge help, Fried says, but as you can see here, her first few shots captured more track than sled.
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German sled

In this shot, we get almost all of the German sled rounding a turn.
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Japan sled

A Japanese sled heads through a turn. Hooray! The full sled is in the center of the frame.
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Russia sled

With its passengers hunkered down for aerodynamic reasons, a Russian sled has the attention of spectators.
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Cleaning the bobsled run

For the sleds to get their best performance, the runs need constant maintenance and attention to detail.
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Lens cleaning

It's not just the track that needs tender loving care. Here, a member of the broadcast crew cleans the lens of a television camera.

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