February 18, 2006
Four years ago, a late crash robbed U.S. skater Apolo Anton Ohno of a gold medal in his best event, the 1,000-meter race. Is 2006 his time to claim gold? Ohno is likely to be challenged by South Koreans Hyun-Soo Ahn and Ho-Suk Lee, the gold and silver medalists in the 1,500 at Turin.
February 20, 2002
Will there be another memorable crash in the men's 1,500-meter short-track race similar to the accident in the 1,000? Or will American Apolo Anton Ohno, who scrambled across the finish line for a silver medal after the big pileup that cost him a gold in the 1,000, stay out of trouble? Besides Ohno, top contenders are Li Jiajun of China and Kim Dong-Sung of South Korea.
March 19, 2003 |
Olympian champion Sarah Hughes won the Sullivan Award on Tuesday night as the nation's top amateur athlete, the second straight year a figure skater took the prestigious honor. Hughes followed last season's winner, Michelle Kwan, and became the third figure skater to win the award. The other was Dick Button, who presented Hughes with the trophy. Hughes beat wrestler Cael Sanderson and paralympic skier Chris Waddell, who also were at the New York Athletic Club for the presentation.
February 17, 2002
Women's 500m short-track speedskating G Yang Yang, China S Evgenia Radanova, Bulgaria B Wang Chunlu, China * Men's 1,000m short-track speedskating G Steven Bradbury, Australia S Apolo Anton Ohno, U.S. B Mathieu Turcotte, Canada * Men's 1,000m speedskating G Gerard van Velde, Netherlands S Jan Bos, Netherlands B Joey Cheek, U.S. * Men's 12.
February 25, 2002
Feb. 9 Freestyle skiing: Women's moguls: Shannon Bahrke, silver; speedskating: Men's 5,000: Derek Parra, silver. Feb. 10 Snowboard: Women's halfpipe: Kelly Clark, gold. Feb. 11 Snowboard: Men's halfpipe: Ross Powers, gold; Danny Kass, silver; Jarret Thomas, bronze. Feb. 12 Freestyle skiing: Men's moguls: Travis Mayer, silver; speedskating: Men's 500: Casey FitzRandolph, gold; Kip Carpenter, bronze. Feb. 13 Alpine skiing: Men's combined: Bode Miller, silver. Feb.
February 22, 2007 |
ABC announced the cast for the fourth season of its mega hit "Dancing With the Stars" on Wednesday, and if you thought it couldn't get any more interesting than Emmitt Smith and Jerry Springer, you were very, very wrong. The new season returns March 19 with a two-hour performance special that will pit Heather Mills, the estranged wife of Paul McCartney and the first contestant to compete with an artificial limb, against Laila Ali, the world champion boxer and daughter of Muhammad Ali.
February 22, 2002
Complaints about officiating at the Winter Games: Pairs figure skating: An international scandal over a French judge's vote that left a Canadian couple, Jamie Sale and David Pelletier, with the silver and a Russian couple with the gold. After much ado, the Canadians were declared co-gold medalists. Ice dancing: The Lithuanians--fifth-place finishers in ice dancing--file a protest with the International Skating Union over the votes that left the pair in fifth in the final standings.
February 28, 2002
Before we wrap up the Olympic Games and ship them off into history, we need to include a balance sheet of sorts. I offer this: Cons: Salt Lake City selection scandal; fuss over endorsements; drug accusations; Russia's denouncement of a second gold medal in pair skating, then demand for a second gold in women's figure skating; Russia's charge of bias in freestyle aerial skiing, ice dancing, cross-country and skiing; South Korea's charge in speed skating.