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SPORTS
February 17, 2002
Women's 500m short-track speedskating G Yang Yang, China S Evgenia Radanova, Bulgaria B Wang Chunlu, China * Men's 1,000m short-track speedskating G Steven Bradbury, Australia S Apolo Anton Ohno, U.S. B Mathieu Turcotte, Canada * Men's 1,000m speedskating G Gerard van Velde, Netherlands S Jan Bos, Netherlands B Joey Cheek, U.S. * Men's 12.
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February 22, 2002 | From Associated Press
Not even a phone call from John Elway could make Todd Lodwick fly far enough to join the contenders in the final Nordic combined event of the Olympics. Lodwick is hoping to pull off one of Elway's trademark last-ditch comebacks, though. "Miracles have happened, and hopefully we can have one [today]," Lodwick said after finishing 12th in the jumping portion of the sprint competition Thursday, on the big hill at Olympic Park.
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February 22, 2002 | From Associated Press
Germany edged Norway for the gold medal in the women's 20-kilometer cross-country relay Thursday, shortly after Russian superstar Larissa Lazutina was disqualified for having high levels of hemoglobin. Norway won the silver, and Switzerland took bronze. Russia planned to protest the race, team leader Gennady Ramensky said. The disqualification of Lazutina, trying for a record-tying 10th medal, knocked four-time defending champion Russia out of the event.
SPORTS
February 22, 2002
Holland's Jochem Uytdehaage set the first of the world records during these Games at the super-fast Utah Olympic Oval with his victory in the 5,000 meters. Since then, world records have fallen in two other men's events and Olympic records have fallen in four. Today's 10,000 meters is the last men's event at the oval. Uytdehaage again is among the favorites. Teammates Gianni Romme, who won the event four years ago in Nagano, and Bob de Jong are others.
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February 22, 2002 | Randy Harvey
The International Bridge Federation plans to apply this year to the International Olympic Committee for a place on the Olympic program. Opponents might protest that bridge is not a sport, but where does it say that all contests in the Olympics must involve sports? "These are the Olympic Games," said Bruce Keidan, an unofficial spokesman for the IBF. "They are not called the Olympic Sports."
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February 15, 2002 | From Associated Press
Johann Muehlegg's right ski plowed through the snow, throwing him off balance and into the snow. But not even a face-first fall could knock him off course Thursday. Muehlegg dominated the men's cross-country pursuit event to win his second gold medal of the Winter Games. He also won the 30K freestyle race Saturday. Norwegians Thomas Alsgaard and Frode Estil tied for the silver medal. Alsgaard lunged his left ski forward at the finish line to create the tie before falling to the ground.
SPORTS
February 15, 2002
The Chris Klug story will be closely followed, as the 31-year-old snowboarder from Aspen, Colo., attempts to win a medal in men's parallel giant slalom at Park City. Needing a liver transplant to save his life, Klug received a new liver on July 28, 2000, and returned to competition a year later. He was sixth in the world giant slalom in 2001, the best U.S. finish. At Nagano in '98, he was second after his first run, but he fell to sixth after catching his arm in a gate.
SPORTS
February 15, 2002
Today Luge: Doubles Snowboarding: Men's parallel giant slalom; women's parallel giant slalom Cross-country: Women's 5k free pursuit Saturday Short-track speedskating: Women's 500m; men's 1,000m Speedskating: Men's 1,000m Biathlon: Men's 12.5k pursuit; women's 10k pursuit Alpine skiing: Men's super-G Sunday Speedskating: Women's 1,000m Alpine skiing: Women's super-G Cross-country skiing: Men's 4x10k relay Nordic combined: Men's 4x5k relay Bobsled: Two-man Monday Biathlon: Women's 4x7.
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