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February 9, 1993 | MARK WINTERS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Boris Sobkin recently received his doctorate. But teaching at a university in Moscow does little for his pocketbook. His hope is tennis. In part, the same might be true of Russia's economy. For Sobkin, it meant working for the third year in a row as a tournament driver at the Kremlin Cup, the final stop on the IBM/ATP Tour for 1992.
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August 13, 2000 | GRAHAME L. JONES
The defending gold medalist U.S. Olympic women's soccer team plays the first of three "send-off" games today when it faces Russia at the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis, Md. The match will be televised live by ABC at 11 a.m. Although it is only a "friendly," Coach April Heinrichs will use the game to give her starting lineup the chance to fine-tune its play before the Olympic opener against Norway on Sept. 14 in Melbourne, Australia.
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July 24, 1994 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In Boris Petrov's vision, the Kirov Stadium field during the Goodwill Games' opening ceremony Saturday would have been transformed into the surface of Mars, where three astronauts and three cosmonauts would have touched down together in an expression of 21st Century camaraderie between the United States and Russia. But when the St.
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June 1, 1998 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Only a few months ago, most Russians considered getting through the daily perils of the post-Soviet transition enough of an adventure to keep the blood racing. "Not anymore! Life is actually getting too predictable," a sea-splashed Alexei Yanpol declared after taking the bungee plunge from a construction platform high above the chilly Pacific waters lapping Vladivostok.
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February 7, 1994 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Suzy Hamilton, who miscounted how many laps remained, stopped and screamed, "Oh, no!" at the start of the bell lap of the women's mile in the Mobil Invitational indoor track and field meet at Fairfax, Va. Hamilton, who trailed by as many as 30 yards during the first half of the race, was leading Olympic gold medalist and defending world champion Hassiba Boulmerka of Algeria by 15 meters with 200 left when she realized her mistake. Boulmerka went on to win in 4:28.64.
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February 17, 1998 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The era of Soviet domination of international hockey is over, never to return. The republics that used to funnel players to the big red machine are independent now, with each fielding its own national and Olympic team. The best players have long since fled to the NHL for big money. Even Russia, which supplied most of the players on the great Soviet Olympic and world championship teams, has gone through hard times in hockey terms since the splintering of the Soviet Union.
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February 17, 1998 | Associated Press
Yelena Vaelbe of Russia is leaving the sport of cross-country skiing after the Olympics. She'll be missed not only for her talent, but for her way with words. Vaelbe, who swept five gold medals at the world championships last year, helped Russia win the 20-kilometer relay Monday. Her final race will be Friday in the 30K individual--her last chance for an individual Olympic gold medal. "I will try my best," she said. "As we say, 'It is hope that dies last.'
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February 10, 1998 | HELENE ELLIOTT
George Kingston, the former San Jose Shark coach who is coaching the German Olympic team, said after his team's 8-2 loss to Belarus on Monday that Mighty Duck defenseman Ruslan Salei should not have been allowed to play for Belarus while under suspension by the NHL. Salei was suspended two games for head-butting Chicago's Sergei Krivokrasov on Feb. 1.
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August 13, 2000 | GRAHAME L. JONES
The defending gold medalist U.S. Olympic women's soccer team plays the first of three "send-off" games today when it faces Russia at the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis, Md. The match will be televised live by ABC at 11 a.m. Although it is only a "friendly," Coach April Heinrichs will use the game to give her starting lineup the chance to fine-tune its play before the Olympic opener against Norway on Sept. 14 in Melbourne, Australia.
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February 22, 1994 | Associated Press
Lyubov Egorova tied the record for gold medals in the Winter Olympics here Monday when she won her sixth, skiing the clinching anchor leg for Russia in the women's 20-kilometer cross-country relay. The medal was Egorova's third gold here and she won three in France at the 1992 Albertville Games. She tied Soviet speedskater Lydia Skoblikova, who won her six in 1960 and '64.
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February 17, 1998 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The era of Soviet domination of international hockey is over, never to return. The republics that used to funnel players to the big red machine are independent now, with each fielding its own national and Olympic team. The best players have long since fled to the NHL for big money. Even Russia, which supplied most of the players on the great Soviet Olympic and world championship teams, has gone through hard times in hockey terms since the splintering of the Soviet Union.
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February 17, 1998 | Associated Press
Yelena Vaelbe of Russia is leaving the sport of cross-country skiing after the Olympics. She'll be missed not only for her talent, but for her way with words. Vaelbe, who swept five gold medals at the world championships last year, helped Russia win the 20-kilometer relay Monday. Her final race will be Friday in the 30K individual--her last chance for an individual Olympic gold medal. "I will try my best," she said. "As we say, 'It is hope that dies last.'
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February 17, 1998 | MIKE PENNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
By decree of the international coalition of ice dancing judges, in a decision made months ago--possibly years ago--Pasha Grishuk and Evgeny Platov of Russia repeated as Olympic champions Monday night. This being a newspaper, however, the only development truly worth reporting is how the rest of ice dancing field in Nagano felt about it. A quick sampling of opinion: * Silver medalist Anjelika Krylova of Russia: "All I can say is the public liked us better. I think we had a better program overall."
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February 16, 1998 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If the Olympic tournament is all the hockey Sergei Fedorov plays this season--and the Russian center doesn't foresee a resolution to his contract impasse with the Detroit Red Wings--he intends to remind the NHL how much it's missing. Fedorov, a two-time winner of the Selke Trophy as the league's best defensive forward and winner of the Hart Trophy as the most valuable player in 1993-94, was dazzling in Russia's first two games.
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February 16, 1998 | Associated Press
Larissa Lazutina collected her third gold medal of the Nagano Olympics and Olga Danilova gained her second as the Russians left their Norwegian rivals trailing to win the women's 20-kilometer cross-country relay. Winner of the 5K classical and the 10K pursuit last week, Lazutina took a 22.8-second lead from Elena Vaelbe going into the final leg and crossed the finish line in 55 minutes, 13.5 seconds.
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February 16, 1998 | MIKE PENNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
We interrupt this Olympic ice dance competition--no, not to wake the judges snoozing through the Americans' program--for a quick review of how Pasha Grishuk plans to spend Tuesday morning in Nagano after she wins the gold medal Monday night. "On Feb. 17," she proposes, "every cute guy comes to the village and we make them stand in a line. Put the cutest on the right side and the not-so-cutest at the left." Then, Grishuk says, she can pick out her date for the evening.
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February 11, 1994 | HELENE ELLIOTT, From Staff and Wire Reports
The U.S. hockey team arrived, its confidence boosted by a 2-2 tie with Sweden in its pre-Olympic finale. "It was a moral victory," defenseman Brett Hauer said. "We did a good job shutting Sweden down in the neutral zone, and that's what we have to do against puck-control teams." The U.S. opens play Sunday against France, and Coach Tim Taylor said his team is ready. * Taylor, 51 and on leave from his coaching job at Yale, isn't sure whether he will return there after the Winter Games.
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July 31, 1994 | RANDY HARVEY
There is a monument here dedicated to Alfred Nobel, and perhaps there will be one some day dedicated to Ted Turner. Nobel, the Swedish industrialist whose family owned pre-Revolution factories here, invented dynamite and created the Nobel prizes. Turner has been equally elusive of moral judgment, colorizing our favorite movies but creating the Goodwill Games.
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February 10, 1998 | HELENE ELLIOTT
George Kingston, the former San Jose Shark coach who is coaching the German Olympic team, said after his team's 8-2 loss to Belarus on Monday that Mighty Duck defenseman Ruslan Salei should not have been allowed to play for Belarus while under suspension by the NHL. Salei was suspended two games for head-butting Chicago's Sergei Krivokrasov on Feb. 1.
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February 10, 1998 | From Associated Press
Russia's Larissa Lazutina finally has an individual Olympic gold medal. Give an assist to her bad attitude. Lazutina, after frustrating near-misses at Albertville and Lillehammer, won the 5-kilometer classical cross-country race Tuesday at the Nagano Games. Slicing through a heavy snow, Lazutina gave Russia its 100th Winter Games gold medal and added to the silver medal she won in the 15-kilometer race Sunday.
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