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February 21, 2006
Shauna Rohbock and Valerie Fleming of the U.S. are in third place after two runs and in fair shape to win a medal when the four-run, two-day women's bobsled competition concludes tonight. Their time of 1:55:02 is .09 of a second behind leaders Sandra Kiriasis and Anja Schneiderheinze (1:54.93) of Germany. The U.S. team of Vonetta Flowers, the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic champion, and driver Jean Prahm, is ninth and probably won't earn a medal.
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February 20, 2006 | Bill Shaikin, Times Staff Writer
Andre Lange said nothing on Saturday, when competitors from other countries wondered aloud whether the Germans were cheating. Sunday, after he'd driven Germany to victory in the two-man bobsled at the Winter Olympics, Lange told those rivals exactly what they could do with their complaints: They could kiss his gold medal. "There are always people who make a big fuss over everything," Lange said through a translator. "At a certain point, I stop listening."
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February 23, 2002 | BARRY TEMKIN, TRIBUNE OLYMPIC BUREAU
Todd Hays was a man of almost no words Friday, but his silence spoke loud and clear. Hays had talked to the media through most of the Olympic Games, even after a mediocre first-day performance in the two-man bobsled left him in fifth place last Saturday. Friday in the first two runs of the four-man competition at Utah Olympic Park, the American driver recorded the fastest times in both heats for a total time of 1:33.26. That gave him a .
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February 10, 2002 | Bill Plaschke
One day after his brakemen Pavle Jovanovic was suspended from competition for two years after testing positive for the use of a banned substance, bobsled driver Todd Hays fired back at international doping officials. "I know in my heart that Pavle was guilty of nothing," said Hays, who had a good chance to win the first U.S. bobsledding medal in 46 years with Jovanovic. "My concern now is the adversity he will face for the rest of his life."
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February 3, 2002 | AMY SHIPLEY, THE WASHINGTON POST
When Ildiko Strehli marches in the Opening Ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City on Feb. 8, she plans to carry in her pocket a list of friends and family members who have supported her. When the Hungarian makes her first bobsled run 11 days later, she'll push a used sled she calls the "sled full of hope" with a pink ribbon--the symbol of breast cancer survivors--painted on the side.
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December 15, 2001 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Figure skating doesn't have a monopoly on soap opera scenarios. Top-ranked U.S. bobsled driver Jean Racine dumped her longtime brakeman, Jen Davidson, a week before the Olympic trials and replaced her with Gea Johnson, the former NCAA heptathlon champion who served a four-year international suspension for using anabolic steroids and posed nude for a fitness magazine.
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November 15, 2001 | HELENE ELLIOTT
Dominik Hasek and his Czech teammates were the darlings of the Nagano Olympics. While the U.S. and Canada sent players whose egos were as inflated as their NHL salaries, the Czechs chose a team that included nine non-NHL players. In a classic David vs. Goliath story, the Czechs withstood the best the U.S., Canada and Russia threw at them and won gold.
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March 5, 2000 | C.G. WALLACE, ASSOCIATED PRESS
While most kids are dabbling in peewee basketball or youth soccer, a few hardy young daredevils who dream of Olympic gold are careening down Utah's mountains. Each weekday beginner bobsledders, lugers, ski jumpers and aerial freestyle skiers test their mettle at the Utah Winter Sports Park, a venue for the 2002 Winter Games. But these young athletes aren't worried about 2002. They're looking ahead to the 2006 games in Turin, Italy.
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February 28, 1998 | MAL FLORENCE
The cash-strapped U.S. Virgin Islands Winter Olympic team has sold two bobsleds to a Japanese firm that reportedly runs "love hotels," a newspaper reported Thursday. The Japan Times said the team sold its three bobsleds--a four-man sled and two two-man sleds--because it could not afford to ship them out of Japan and needed money to repay loans taken out to compete in the Nagano Games.
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