The athletes 'hotting-up' the Winter Olympics

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American skier Lindsay Vonn continues to battle against injury but is hopeful of being able to compete in Vancouver.

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Vonn is the pre-eminent female skier in the world, and with the looks to go with it, is a marketing team's dream. So with endorsements and sponsorship deals resting on her participation, the money men are desperate for her to compete.

But Vonn is not the only athlete heating up the Winter Olympics. Here we lift the mask on the competitors turning heads in Vancouver.