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Olympic Games 2002

SPORTS
August 14, 2002 | Helene Elliott
The International Skating Union said Tuesday it has given the U.S. Attorney in New York its complete files relating to its inquiry into the pairs figure skating controversy at the Salt Lake City Olympics. The documents became relevant when U.S. officials charged reputed Russian mobster Alimzhan Tokhtakhunov July 31 with trying to fix the outcome of the pairs and ice dance competitions at the Games.
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 11, 2002 | LEWIS SEGAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
SALT LAKE CITY--No announcement or program note on Saturday linked the name of 1980s Olympic track champion Florence Griffith Joyner to Judith Jamison's new plotless one-act jazz suite "HERE ... NOW." for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 16, 2002 | LEWIS SEGAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Wearing layers of black except for immaculate white sneakers, Judith Jamison climbs out of a van in front of the Capitol Theatre and dances a few fast, playful steps on the icy street. A former star of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre and now the company's artistic director, she is one of the dance world's most articulate advocates. But dance isn't the first thing she wants to talk about when she meets a visitor inside a theater conference room.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 25, 2002 | BRIAN LOWRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The February rating sweeps don't officially start until next week, but officials at CBS--hardly known for their lack of competitive zeal--have already conceded that NBC will emerge victorious, while Fox seems destined to achieve significant gains versus the 2001 survey period. These are hardly bold predictions, given that NBC will broadcast the Winter Olympics and Fox will telecast Super Bowl XXXVI, which was pushed into sweeps after the football season was amended by the events of Sept. 11.
SPORTS
March 17, 2001 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A tentative agreement was reached Friday on drug-testing procedures NHL players will follow before the Salt Lake City Games next February, replacing a patchwork of policies with a basic structure for the first random, no advance-notice testing of professional hockey players at the Olympics. As sketched out in a conference call involving representatives of the NHL, NHL Players Assn.
SPORTS
February 24, 2002
The 30-kilometer event is a demanding cross-country race that features a strong Russian contingent that may or may not compete in the aftermath of the recent disqualification of one of its members in a relay race for testing positive for an elevated number of red blood cells. It also will be the last race of American Nina Kemppel. She is a four-time Olympian and a medal performance, which would be her firstin a sport dominated by Europeans, is a longshot.
SPORTS
February 18, 2002
Ski jumping is currently a sport of Austria, Finland and Japan, and those are the countries most likely to emerge with spots on the victory stand after today's K120 competition. The U.S. team will be led by Alaskan Alan Alborn, the 5-foot-10, 128-pounder who said after the earlier jumping competition that this probably would be his last Olympics. Others teaming with Alborn in the joint medal effort are Brian Welch, Tommy Schwall and Clint Jones.
SPORTS
February 18, 2002 | From Associated Press
Finland won its second consecutive Nordic combined gold medal of the Olympics by adding to the big lead it built during Saturday's ski jumping and then coasting to the gold in the 20-kilometer cross-country relay at Soldier Hollow. The Finns, who entered the Games without a gold medal in the jumping-racing hybrid since 1948, finished the relay in 48 minutes 42.2 seconds.
SPORTS
February 18, 2002 | From Associated Press
Skip Kari Erickson made two difficult shots late as the American women curlers stayed in contention for a medal by beating Britain, 6-5, Sunday in extra ends. Trailing, 5-3, in the last end, or inning, Erickson knocked out a British stone and made hers stick inside the scoring circle near another U.S. stone. That gave the U.S. team two points and a 5-5 tie at the end of regulation. In the 11th, Erickson again made a shot that gently bumped the British stone and put herself in scoring position.
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