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March 10, 1994
I see and hear where the jackal-pack media are beginning to tear down the Nancy Kerrigan image that they all worked so hard to build up. WALTER D. CLARKE Claremont
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SPORTS
February 6, 2014 | By David Whitley
The Winter Olympics are back, starring Nancy Kerrigan! Twenty years after her knee whack turned into ratings gold, NBC is bringing Kerrigan back. It's ostensibly to get her expertise on figure skating, but let's be honest. People apparently want to relive her "Why me? Why? Why? Why?" moment. At least that's what NBC thinks. When Tonya Harding's ex-husband masterminded the plot to eliminate the competition, it was bad for Kerrigan's knee but great for the Olympics. The soap opera turned the Lillehammer Olympics into the sixth-highest-rated show in history.
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 25, 1994 | STEVEN HERBERT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
CBS expects to make a profit with its TV coverage of the Winter Olympics next month, and not because of heightened public interest in the ladies figure skating competition following the attack on U.S. figure skater Nancy Kerrigan. Indeed, the network had sold about 95% of the advertising time before the Jan. 6 assault in which the ex-husband and bodyguard of Kerrigan rival Tonya Harding have been implicated.
SPORTS
February 5, 2014 | By Philip Hersh
Over the years, no country has won more figure-skating medals or been more passionate about the sport than the United States. Nearly all the attention went to women's singles, because U.S. women have won seven Olympic titles, and some morphed from ice princesses into entertainment icons. Those U.S. women are all effectively the skating heirs of a Norwegian. After the better part of a century, the lineage is breaking. Along the way, though, their "family" history became the chronicle of a sport.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 1, 1995 | LIBBY SLATE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
No one can accuse producer Tom Collins of skimping on talent for the Tour of World Figure Skating Champions. A mix of veterans and newcomers, the Anaheim-bound tour features such Olympic champions as Brian Boitano, Viktor Petrenko, Oksana Baiul and the dance teams of Marina Klimova-Sergei Ponomarenko and Oksana Gritschuk-Evgeny Platov.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 12, 2010 | By MARY McNAMARA, Television Critic
If only the Winter Olympics had a polar bear swim event -- then we could send Michael Phelps, and everyone from the Wheaties account managers to the "Got Milk?" ad reps could take a deep cleansing breath. It's too late for NBC, of course, where beleaguered executives have jettisoned the First Commandment of the entertainment industry -- Thou Shalt Not Acknowledge Failure and Certainly Not Before It Has Cometh. For weeks, the network has been whining that it will lose $250 million by airing the games because host city Vancouver is struggling to produce enough snow, and the United States, lacking for the first time in years a high wattage figure skater, is struggling to produce a star.
SPORTS
May 14, 2013 | Bill Dwyre
We had a great development in sports over the weekend. Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia did for golf what Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan once did for figure skating. Images can change so fast. The PGA Tour is no longer merely a parade of boring thirtysomethings with vanilla personalities in logo shirts, smiling a lot while hitting little white balls over perfectly manicured landscapes. Now, we have Tiger in the red corner and Sergio in the blue. Bob Arum has to be goose-bumpy.
SPORTS
March 12, 1994
Why should Nancy Kerrigan go to the World Championships? She has already raked in more than enough to pay the $13,000 for her skating dress. CYNTHIA R. RUPP Lake Elsinore
BUSINESS
February 17, 1994 | Greg Johnson / Times staff writer
Fans Grilled: Tonya Harding, who is now in Lillehammer, Norway, for the Olympics, is "skating on thin ice," according to 75% of sports fans interviewed recently by the National Sports Grill in Buena Park. The typical response as to whether Harding should be allowed to compete alongside Nancy Kerrigan: "Hell no."
SPORTS
November 24, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Amateur Mark Mitchell led professionals Paul Wylie and Scott Hamilton after the opening round of the U.S. Figure Skating Assn.'s first meet involving pros and amateurs, at Hershey, Pa. In the women's competition, professional Nancy Kerrigan led amateur Tonya Harding Gillooly.
SPORTS
May 14, 2013 | Bill Dwyre
We had a great development in sports over the weekend. Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia did for golf what Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan once did for figure skating. Images can change so fast. The PGA Tour is no longer merely a parade of boring thirtysomethings with vanilla personalities in logo shirts, smiling a lot while hitting little white balls over perfectly manicured landscapes. Now, we have Tiger in the red corner and Sergio in the blue. Bob Arum has to be goose-bumpy.
SPORTS
April 9, 2010 | Wire and staff reports
Zenyatta came to Oaklawn Park as visiting royalty. After romping to victory in the Apple Blossom Invitational, her 16th win in a row, racing's queen stood before her adoring public and bowed her head twice. Zenyatta high-stepped her way to the starting gate Friday in her distinctive Radio City Rockette style. She lagged behind early as usual before making a sweeping move through the stretch turn on her way to a 41/4-length victory at Hot Springs, Ark. "It's kind of hard to say if she's getting better and better because she's so good," jockey Mike Smith said.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 12, 2010 | By MARY McNAMARA, Television Critic
If only the Winter Olympics had a polar bear swim event -- then we could send Michael Phelps, and everyone from the Wheaties account managers to the "Got Milk?" ad reps could take a deep cleansing breath. It's too late for NBC, of course, where beleaguered executives have jettisoned the First Commandment of the entertainment industry -- Thou Shalt Not Acknowledge Failure and Certainly Not Before It Has Cometh. For weeks, the network has been whining that it will lose $250 million by airing the games because host city Vancouver is struggling to produce enough snow, and the United States, lacking for the first time in years a high wattage figure skater, is struggling to produce a star.
SPORTS
February 10, 2010 | Wire Reports
The man who stalked ESPN reporter Erin Andrews and shot nude videos of her through a hotel room peephole videotaped 16 other women and ran background checks on 30 people, including female sports reporters and TV personalities, according to court documents. A sentencing memo filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles says Michael Barrett uploaded videos of 16 other women to an online account. Barrett also allegedly conducted 30 Internet background checks that can produce birthdays and home addresses, the document said.
SPORTS
January 25, 2009 | Philip Hersh
Nearly everyone in the U.S. figure skating community was rooting for Alissa Czisny on Saturday night. They were holding their collective breath to see if Czisny could shake her past problems, get through a four-minute free skate and give the sport a U.S. women's champion with an adult elegance and grace.
SPORTS
January 10, 2004 | Helene Elliott, Times Staff Writer
It rankles Nancy Kerrigan that 10 years and four days after absorbing the whack on the knee that united her in a sort of unholy matrimony with Tonya Harding, she is remembered for something she didn't do, instead of her world-class repertoire and resume. It is unfair, but life isn't always fair. And Kerrigan, in Atlanta on Friday to be inducted into the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame, has enjoyed a rich post-Olympic life as a wife, mother, charity volunteer and occasional performer.
SPORTS
November 25, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Paul Wylie concentrated on artistic moves to the music of the movie "JFK" to win $50,000 in figure skating's first pro-am meet at Hershey, Pa. Nancy Kerrigan won the women's competition, sweeping the technical and artistic segments. Tonya Harding Gillooly was second and Caryn Kadavy third.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 1994
In Greg Braxton's "Skategate: And Now the Movies" (March 3), he refers to Nancy Kerrigan's derogatory comments while making a Disney World appearance as aired on NBC-TV. I saw the NBC report that outlined Kerrigan's attitude toward the press and, seemingly , the Disney appearance where the microphones caught her sorry cracks to Mickey Mouse, who rode in the parade car with her. When I read in The Times' Sports section that Kerrigan denied she meant criticism of Disney World and was referring to her mother's "order" that she wear her silver medal, I thought Kerrigan was covering up to retain her lucrative Disney contract.
SPORTS
February 17, 2002 | Diane Pucin
Nancy Kerrigan is the mother of 5-year-old Matthew, a wife to Jerry Solomon, a happy skater in on-ice productions of "Grease" and "Footloose" and honored by iParenting.com as a wonderful example of a working mother. Tonya Harding was evicted from her house two weeks ago and she told a judge at her eviction hearing that "unfortunately, me and my dog are going to sleep in a Corvette roadster."
SPORTS
February 16, 2002 | Randy Harvey
The extraordinary news conference Friday to announce that gold medals are on the house had not ended and already Sandra Baldwin, president of the U.S. Olympic Committee, was declaring that she will intensify her efforts on behalf of Roy Jones Jr. Jones, you might recall, beat a South Korean boxer decisively in Seoul in 1988. But the judges, who, it since has been revealed, were receiving payments from the host country's boxing federation, gave the decision to the South Korean. The International Olympic Committee has acknowledged that the circumstances were suspicious but, so far, has rewarded Jones merely with the Olympic Order, not a gold medal.
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