November 15, 2001 |
Dominik Hasek and his Czech teammates were the darlings of the Nagano Olympics. While the U.S. and Canada sent players whose egos were as inflated as their NHL salaries, the Czechs chose a team that included nine non-NHL players. In a classic David vs. Goliath story, the Czechs withstood the best the U.S., Canada and Russia threw at them and won gold.
November 29, 2001 |
It's 71 days until the Olympics. Do you know where your goaltender is? Team Canada knows its starting goalie won't be Patrick Roy, who withdrew from consideration last week to focus on helping the Colorado Avalanche defend its Stanley Cup title. "I was a little surprised," said Mike Dunham of the Nashville Predators, the only goalie among the 15 players named to Team USA's preliminary roster. "He deserves to do what he wants. He's the best goalie that ever played.
August 14, 2002 |
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.
February 11, 2002 |
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.
February 16, 2002 |
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.
January 25, 2002 |
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.
March 17, 2001 |
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.
June 4, 2002 |
Ottavio Cinquanta left no doubt who's running figure skating--or that he believes the time has passed for cronyism and outdated rules. An International Skating Union proposal for major reform of the sport's judging and scoring, pushed vigorously by Cinquanta, was approved, 81-16, with seven abstentions at the ISU Congress Monday evening here.
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.