January 5, 2002 |
Speedskater Tommy O'Hare wants the U.S. Olympic Committee to investigate his claims that an Olympic qualifying race was fixed. O'Hare sent a letter to USOC chief executive Lloyd Ward demanding an investigation of the 1,000-meter short-track final Dec. 22 in Kearns, Utah. USOC spokesman Mike Moran said the agency has asked U.S. Speedskating for results of its internal investigation and other information no later than Tuesday. U.S.
December 27, 2001 |
As a short-track speedskater, Rusty Smith of Sunset Beach is accustomed to moving fast. That means he might have to make an adjustment to the stately pace of the float he will ride in the Rose Parade on New Year's Day. "I'll be sitting there and waving," said Smith, who will be aboard the Home Depot float, sitting with his skates in a mock-up of a garden, to represent the company's involvement in the Olympic Job Opportunities Program. "It's pretty cool.