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February 24, 2002
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February 24, 2002 | MIKE KUPPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The catch phrase for two weeks at the Olympics has been, "Ohno? Oh, yes!" But Saturday night at the Delta Center, short-track speedskating star Apolo Anton Ohno's name was prophetic for the U.S. team. It was "Oh, no!" in the men's 500-meter race, from which Ohno was disqualified, then "Oh, no!" again in the 5,000 relay, when Rusty Smith stepped on a lane block and fell, leaving the Americans to finish fourth, a lap behind the winning Canadians. Italy won the silver medal, China the bronze.
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February 23, 2002 | MIKE KUPPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Derek and Jochem show became a solo act Friday. In their two previous speedskating races, Derek Parra of San Bernardino and Jochem Uytdehaage of the Netherlands took turns winning in world-record time, Uytdehaage the 5,000-meter event, Parra the 1,500. Each finished second in the race he didn't win. Friday, they were paired in the 10,000, the longest Olympic race, 25 laps around the 400-meter track--but not for long. Skating a world-record time of 12 minutes 58.
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February 23, 2002 | BARRY TEMKIN, TRIBUNE OLYMPIC BUREAU
Todd Hays was a man of almost no words Friday, but his silence spoke loud and clear. Hays had talked to the media through most of the Olympic Games, even after a mediocre first-day performance in the two-man bobsled left him in fifth place last Saturday. Friday in the first two runs of the four-man competition at Utah Olympic Park, the American driver recorded the fastest times in both heats for a total time of 1:33.26. That gave him a .
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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 | 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 22, 2002
Men's giant slalom G Stephan Eberharter, Austria S Bode Miller, U.S. B Lasse Kjus, Norway Women's 4x5k cross-country relay G Germany S Norway B Switzerland Women's curling G Britain S Switzerland B Canada Women's figure skating G Sarah Hughes, U.S. S Irina Slutskaya, Russia B Michelle Kwan, U.S. Women's ice hockey G Canada S United States B Sweden
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February 22, 2002 | MIKE KUPPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Four women from Scotland won an Olympic gold medal here Thursday for what normally would be considered inappropriate behavior--throwing rocks in the house. Skip Rhona Martin, on the last shot of the championship game, took a Swiss stone out of the scoring house, giving Britain a 4-3 victory in women's curling at the Ice Sheet at Ogden. Thus, in a tournament that Canada, the modern-day power, couldn't win, the title went to a team from the country where the sport was born in the 1600s.
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