February 12, 2010 |
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.
February 10, 2010 |
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.
January 25, 2009 |
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.
January 10, 2004 |
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.
February 17, 2002 |
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."
February 16, 2002 |
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.