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February 23, 2006 | Pete Thomas, Times Staff Writer
Rosey Fletcher will make history today by becoming the only snowboarder to have competed in three Winter Olympics. She'll represent the United States, but also Alaska and, more intimately, her hometown of Girdwood, a rural community 38 miles south of Anchorage, with fewer than 2,000 residents.
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February 26, 2010 | By Lisa Dillman
Snowboarder Michelle Gorgone -- self-described "karaoke queen and dance addict" and owner of a most ideal action sports nickname, "Pirelli" -- is the lone representative for the United States in women's parallel giant slalom. The women are competing at Cypress Mountain on Friday, and the men follow a day later, which will be the final event at the venue. There are two timed qualification runs in the morning, and 16 racers move on to the finals in the afternoon. Riders compete head to head, side by side, going down two courses, changing sides for the second run. Should there be a split, the combined two-run time determines the winner.
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February 24, 2006 | Pete Thomas, Times Staff Writer
Rosey Fletcher finally won an Olympic medal, thanks, in no small part, to a little girl back home named Lillian. And to a cardboard cutout of another little girl named Flat Rosey. With her medal hopes on the line Thursday in a race for third against Austrian Doris Guenther, Fletcher tapped her left-breast pocket and charged out of the gate, edging her rival at the finish line to claim the bronze in the parallel giant slalom snowboarding event.
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February 24, 2006 | Pete Thomas, Times Staff Writer
Rosey Fletcher finally won an Olympic medal, thanks, in no small part, to a little girl back home named Lillian. And to a cardboard cutout of another little girl named Flat Rosey. With her medal hopes on the line Thursday in a race for third against Austrian Doris Guenther, Fletcher tapped her left-breast pocket and charged out of the gate, edging her rival at the finish line to claim the bronze in the parallel giant slalom snowboarding event.
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February 26, 2010 | By Lisa Dillman
Snowboarder Michelle Gorgone -- self-described "karaoke queen and dance addict" and owner of a most ideal action sports nickname, "Pirelli" -- is the lone representative for the United States in women's parallel giant slalom. The women are competing at Cypress Mountain on Friday, and the men follow a day later, which will be the final event at the venue. There are two timed qualification runs in the morning, and 16 racers move on to the finals in the afternoon. Riders compete head to head, side by side, going down two courses, changing sides for the second run. Should there be a split, the combined two-run time determines the winner.
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February 24, 2006
BIATHLON Women's 4x6-Kilometer Relay G: Russia (Bogaliy, Ishmouratova, Zaitseva, Akhatova) S: Germany (Glagow, Henkel, Apel, Wilhelm) B: France (Peretto, Baverel-Robert, Becaert, Bailly) CURLING Women G: Sweden (Norberg, Lund, Lindahl, Svaerd, Bergman) S: Switzerland (Ott, Beeli, Spaelty, Moser, Kormann) B: Canada (Kleibrink, Nixon, Bakker, Keshen, Jenkins) FIGURE SKATING Women G: Shizuka Arakawa, Japan S: Sasha Cohen, Corona del Mar B:
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February 9, 1998
Sondra Van Ert and Betsy Shaw are not your typical Board Bettys. The term--lingo for female snowboarders--conjures up images of teen-age Valley Girls. But Van Ert and Shaw are 30-something "old ladies" with a serious mission: winning the first ever women's gold medal in the new Olympic sport of snowboarding. Van Ert, 33, and Shaw, 32, are half of the U.S. women's team entered for the giant slalom race at Mount Yakebitai. The other Americans are Rosey Fletcher, 22, and Lisa Kosglow, 24.
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February 5, 2002 | Alan Abrahamson
Men Halfpipe: Magnus Sterner of Sweden easily won last year's World Cup title. But the U.S. team is extraordinarily solid. Tommy Czeschin, sixth in last year's World Cup after blowing out a knee the year before, is one of the few riders who can execute three full spins in competition--that's called a clean 1080. Ross Powers won bronze in Nagano. JJ Thomas won the recent X Games. And Danny Kass, only 19, is already being acclaimed in halfpipe circles as the next big thing.
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January 26, 2002 | From Associated Press
Hiding her face, Picabo Street sat in the snow and cried. She finished 33rd in a World Cup super-G race Friday at Cortina D'ampezzo, Italy, meaning she won't get a chance to defend her Olympic title at the Salt Lake City Games. It was Street's fourth consecutive poor World Cup showing in the super-G and prevented her from making the U.S. team in that event. She did qualify for the Olympics in the downhill.
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January 23, 2006 | Pete Thomas, Times Staff Writer
An agent for one of the halfpipe riders trying to qualify for the Olympics commented recently, "They might as well just give Shaun White the gold medal now and have everybody else compete for the silver and bronze." White, 19, who Sunday concluded an unprecedented sweep of all five U.S. Snowboard Grand Prix events, would seem to be the United States' best hope to strike gold in the Winter Games next month at Turin, Italy.
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February 23, 2006 | Pete Thomas, Times Staff Writer
Rosey Fletcher will make history today by becoming the only snowboarder to have competed in three Winter Olympics. She'll represent the United States, but also Alaska and, more intimately, her hometown of Girdwood, a rural community 38 miles south of Anchorage, with fewer than 2,000 residents.
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