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December 13, 1987 | United Press International
Bonnie Blair and Dan Jansen, two of the strongest hopes for American Winter Olympic medals, Saturday dominated the 500 meters on the second night of the U.S. speed skating trials. Blair, of Champaign, Ill., led the ladies' division for the second straight night, winning in 41.46 seconds. She also breezed in the 1,000, posting a time of 1:25.14. Jansen, of West Allis, posted a 37.75 to pace the men's 500 for the second consecutive trial. David Cruikshank of Northbrook, Ill.
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December 22, 1991 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A few weeks before the 1988 Winter Olympics, Tom Cushman was removed from the U.S. speedskating team in the 500 meters, although he had finished third at the trials. When Cushman, whose father, William, was a member of the U.S. International Speed Skating Assn.'s board of directors, threatened to sue, the skater was awarded a place on the team in the 1,000 meters, although he had finished sixth in that event at the trials.
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December 22, 1991 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A few weeks before the 1988 Winter Olympics, Tom Cushman was removed from the U.S. speedskating team in the 500 meters, although he had finished third at the trials. When Cushman, whose father, William, was a member of the U.S. International Speed Skating Assn.'s board of directors, threatened to sue, the skater was awarded a place on the team in the 1,000 meters, although he had finished sixth in that event at the trials.
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December 13, 1987 | United Press International
Bonnie Blair and Dan Jansen, two of the strongest hopes for American Winter Olympic medals, Saturday dominated the 500 meters on the second night of the U.S. speed skating trials. Blair, of Champaign, Ill., led the ladies' division for the second straight night, winning in 41.46 seconds. She also breezed in the 1,000, posting a time of 1:25.14. Jansen, of West Allis, posted a 37.75 to pace the men's 500 for the second consecutive trial. David Cruikshank of Northbrook, Ill.
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February 5, 1998 | MIKE KUPPER
Speedskater Eric Flaim, a silver medalist in long- and short-track racing, will carry the U.S. flag at the head of the American team in Saturday's (Friday, Pacific time) opening ceremony. Flaim, of Boston, was elected flag bearer by the eight U.S. team captains. Flaim finished second in the 1,500 meters in 1988 in Calgary, then switched to short track for the 1992 Games in Albertville, France, and won another silver on the men's 5,000-meter relay team at Lillehammer, Norway, four years ago.
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December 14, 1987 | Associated Press
Eric Flaim broke an eight-year-old track record held by Eric Heiden to win the first men's 5,000-meter race Sunday night in the U.S. Olympic speedskating trials. Flaim, 20 and aiming to make the team in all five men's events, finished the race at the Wisconsin Olympic Ice Rink 7:07.02 to break the mark of 7:09.08 set by five-time Olympic gold medalist Heiden in 1979. "To get a record from Eric Heiden is pretty special in itself," said Flaim of Pembroke, Mass. "I could just taste it.
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January 2, 1994 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Since so few other speedskaters can beat her, Bonnie Blair found that to push herself to greater feats, she'd have to compete against herself. "When you go to different tracks around the world . . . I try not necessarily to beat the track record, but my record," said Blair, a three-time Olympic gold medalist. "This is something that I use and I look at basically every place I go." Blair set track records in the 500-meter and 1,000-meter sprints Saturday at the U.S.
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December 29, 1997 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Ylva Nowen of Sweden earned her third consecutive slalom victory on Sunday, defeating American Kristina Koznick by one-tenth of a second at Lienz, Austria. Nowen trailed Koznick by .12 seconds after the 58-gate first run, but came up with a strong second run. Nowen had a combined time of 1 minute 37.33 seconds. Koznick's second place was her best career finish and the best result for an American skier this season.
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January 9, 1994 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In his final race at the U.S. Olympic long track speed skating trials, Dan Jansen tied a track record in the 500-meter sprint. No surprise there, because he merely matched the time of 36.30 seconds he raced last weekend at the Pettit National Ice Center. Nor was it a surprise that Bonnie Blair won the ladies' 500, in which she holds the world record.
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February 13, 1988 | THOMAS BONK, Times Staff Writer
The United States speed skating team, which couldn't win a medal in the 1984 Olympics, couldn't begin this year's Games without a controversy. David Cruikshank, Eric Henriksen and John Baskfield appealed for entry Friday in the men's 1,000-meter race, but after a three-hour meeting that lasted into the night, a special U.S. Olympic Committee panel turned down their appeal. The three skaters protested being left out of the race by U.S. speed skating team management.
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December 11, 1995 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Order at the beach will be restored this week if, as expected, Nancy Reno of Encinitas and Holly McPeak of Manhattan Beach announce that they have again teamed after a short separation. The world's most dominant beach volleyball team split a few months ago after winning 11 consecutive tournaments and clinching a berth in the 1996 Summer Olympics, where the former UCLA players are heavily favored to win the first gold medal since the sport was added to the program.
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