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January 9, 1993 | STEVE HOCHMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Thanks to such causes celebres as 2 Live Crew and Ice-T, rap has frequently had to fight for its right to free speech. Jens Mueller, however, is a rapper who is calling for tighter restrictions on that right. An East German-born rapper who goes just by the initial J., Mueller not only supports the recent bans in Germany on neo-Nazi rock bands but calls for even stronger government steps to curb a resurgence of fascism among German youth.
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January 9, 1993 | STEVE HOCHMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Thanks to such causes celebres as 2 Live Crew and Ice-T, rap has frequently had to fight for its right to free speech. Jens Mueller, however, is a rapper who is calling for tighter restrictions on that right. An East German-born rapper who goes just by the initial J., Mueller not only supports the recent bans in Germany on neo-Nazi rock bands but calls for even stronger government steps to curb a resurgence of fascism among German youth.
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February 8, 1998 | ROSS NEWHAN
The U.S. and Canadian luge federations filed separate protests with the international race jury after the first of Sunday's two runs in men's luge regarding the race boots worn by the three German competitors. "The rules state that all equipment must be made available to all teams," U.S. official Sandy Caligiore said. "We have been trying to obtain these boots for several months without success."
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February 10, 1998 | ROSS NEWHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Those super yellow booties? Forget it. "The secret this week was to drive well, lie flat and have a fast sled," Georg Hackl said. "A fast sled and secret wax." He said it with a laugh, and who could blame him? He had just completed another dominating performance Monday, winning the Olympic luge title to become only the sixth athlete to win the same title in three consecutive Winter Games.
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December 18, 1995 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A big weekend for Austrian women skiers was capped Sunday when Elfi Eder won the slalom and teammate Anita Wachter claimed the combined, giving their team three World Cup victories in two days at St. Anton, Austria. Eder, an Olympic silver medalist, completed the two runs with a combined time of 1 minute 40.95 seconds. Urska Hrovat of Slovenia finished second in 1:41.80 and countrywoman Katja Koren third in 1:42.39. Second in the combined was Ingeborg Helen Marken of Norway, at 3:24.26.
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February 16, 1988 | THOMAS BONK, Times Staff Writer
"Riblet." What is it? The sound made by a cold frog? Of course not. It is the secret weapon the U.S. luge team pulled out of the lab and used for the first time in competition at the Winter Olympics. The U.S. team had big hopes for Riblet, a tape applied to the underside of the pod on the sled designed to reduce wind drag. They thought it might be so popular that one of the U.S. sliders could place in the top 10. But the tape didn't hold the U.S. medal hopes together very well.
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February 7, 2000 | From Associated Press
Lenny Krayzelburg of the United States and Ian Thorpe of Australia shook off a drug-testing controversy and a near-boycott to set world records at a short-course World Cup swimming meet Sunday at Berlin. Thorpe, 17, the focus of drug-taking allegations last week, sped across the pool at Europasportpark arena, covering 200 meters in one minute 41.10 seconds. That broke his own record of 1:42.54. "I wanted to swim a good time, but that it's a world record surprised me," Thorpe said.
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December 16, 1996 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Fritz Strobl led an Austrian sweep of the top four places Sunday, winning a delayed downhill for his first World Cup victory at Val D'Isere, France. Strobl sped down the icy 2.1-mile Oreiller-Killy course in 1 minute, 51.61 seconds, edging Werner Franz by two-hundredths of a second. Patrick Ortlieb, the world champion and 1992 Olympic gold medalist, was third at 1:51.72, with Josef Strobl, no relation to Fritz and the surprise 1994 winner at this site, fourth at 1:51.81.
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February 9, 1998 | ROSS NEWHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They might question his soles, but not his soul. "Georg Hackl is a class alone," Austrian luge star Markus Prock said of his longtime rival. "He's just very, very fast." The fastest in Sunday's first two runs of the Winter Olympic men's singles, and the fastest in Monday's third run, which left the German mountain man and soldier about 49 seconds and one run away from becoming only the sixth athlete to win the same title in three consecutive Olympics. In this one, officials of the U.S.
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February 15, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Vida Ventsene of the Soviet Union, a 23-year-old student in only her third season of international racing, held off 36-year-old teammate Raisa Smetanina by 8.7 seconds to win the women's 10-kilometer cross-country ski race and earn the first gold medal of the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Canada. Ventsene completed the course, which is about 6.2 miles, in 30 minutes 8.3 seconds to earn her first major international title. Smetanina, a four-time Olympian, finished in 30:17.
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