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January 10, 2002 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If Sarah Hughes' brothers had indulged their baby sister and dawdled when she chased them around the makeshift rink in the family's backyard, she might not be where she is today--on the cusp of figure skating superstardom and the subject of a syrupy unauthorized biography. Because if Hughes had caught her brothers, David and Matthew, she might have decided there was no challenge to this skating stuff and given it up. But even as a child, she loved challenges.
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February 18, 2006 | Helene Elliott, Times Staff Writer
They look alike, they talk alike, and each had her hair restyled and enhanced with face-framing highlights before competing at the Olympics. There are enough similarities between 2002 figure skating gold medalist Sarah Hughes and her 17-year-old sister, Emily, that it wasn't surprising when a reporter addressed Emily as "Sarah" during a news conference on Friday that marked Emily's arrival to replace the injured Michelle Kwan.
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OPINION
February 25, 2002
Sarah Hughes skated brilliantly and deserved to win (Feb. 22), but when Michelle Kwan stood on the podium I thought her bronze medal looked gold. Maybe it was the gold from Michelle's heart shining through. She will always be an Olympic champion! J. Tucker Davis Salt Lake City
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February 13, 2006 | Helene Elliott, Times Staff Writer
It was a normal Saturday night for the Hughes family of Great Neck, N.Y., or as normal as life can be for a family of eight that includes 2002 Olympic figure skating champion Sarah Hughes and, seemingly, everyone they meet. Emily Hughes, fifth of the six Hughes kids, had gone along with a plan to go out for sushi at a nearby restaurant whose menu features the sarahgold roll, named for "just someone we know," she joked.
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December 22, 2002 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
"There has been an enormous amount of attention on me," says Olympic gold medal figure skater Sarah Hughes matter-of-factly. "Of course, it has been a little overwhelming. But it has calmed down, as I knew inevitably it would with time." Last February, the then 16-year-old Hughes surprised the world when she won the women's figure skating competition at the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.
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February 22, 2002 | HOWARD FENDRICH, ASSOCIATED PRESS
This time, NBC's figure skating announcers didn't give viewers much guidance at all. Ten days after their incredulity at the results of the pairs competition was followed by the Winter Olympics' biggest controversy, the three commentators never got around to telling the TV audience why Sarah Hughes won the women's gold medal.
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February 18, 2006 | Helene Elliott, Times Staff Writer
They look alike, they talk alike, and each had her hair restyled and enhanced with face-framing highlights before competing at the Olympics. There are enough similarities between 2002 figure skating gold medalist Sarah Hughes and her 17-year-old sister, Emily, that it wasn't surprising when a reporter addressed Emily as "Sarah" during a news conference on Friday that marked Emily's arrival to replace the injured Michelle Kwan.
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December 25, 2003 | Helene Elliott, Times Staff Writer
Sasha Cohen of Laguna Niguel, twice a runner-up at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships but never a world or Olympic medalist, has turned to the coach of the reigning Olympic champion in her quest for greater international success. Cohen this week began working with Robin Wagner, who guided Sarah Hughes to a stunning triumph at Salt Lake City.
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March 27, 2003 | Helene Elliott, Times Staff Writer
From her position atop the standings after the qualifying round at the World Figure Skating Championships, Michelle Kwan was relaxed enough to joke about her lone misstep Wednesday, a stumble on the end of a combination jump. "I was like, 'What was up?' " she said, smiling. She was up, in the emotional sense. As was Sasha Cohen, in third place after a vibrant performance that included three combination jumps.
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February 17, 2002 | Randy Harvey
Sasha Cohen slipped back into town Friday night under the cover of darkness. Quick! Lock up the women and children. Cohen stands 4 feet 11 on her tiptoes and weighs 90 pounds, but before the Winter Olympics opened nine days ago she was casting a giant shadow over the figure skating competition. "Queen, Sweetheart, Villain," shouted the headline in one newspaper over a story featuring the three women representing the United States. The queen, of course, is Michelle Kwan.
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December 25, 2003 | Helene Elliott, Times Staff Writer
Sasha Cohen of Laguna Niguel, twice a runner-up at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships but never a world or Olympic medalist, has turned to the coach of the reigning Olympic champion in her quest for greater international success. Cohen this week began working with Robin Wagner, who guided Sarah Hughes to a stunning triumph at Salt Lake City.
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March 27, 2003 | Helene Elliott, Times Staff Writer
From her position atop the standings after the qualifying round at the World Figure Skating Championships, Michelle Kwan was relaxed enough to joke about her lone misstep Wednesday, a stumble on the end of a combination jump. "I was like, 'What was up?' " she said, smiling. She was up, in the emotional sense. As was Sasha Cohen, in third place after a vibrant performance that included three combination jumps.
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March 14, 2003 | HELENE ELLIOTT
Harvard said yes a while ago and Yale recently gave Sarah Hughes "some good news," but it won't tell even an Olympic figure skating gold medalist before April 1 if she will be allowed to enter its ivy-covered halls. While she ponders those choices and finishes her senior year at Great Neck North (N.Y.) High, she's also preparing for the world championships, which she skipped last year while riding the exhilarating wave of her stunning victory at Salt Lake City.
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January 14, 2003 | Helene Elliott, Times Staff Writer
What if mathematics and fate hadn't worked precisely in Sarah Hughes' favor at Salt Lake City? What if she had stumbled ever so slightly in her long program, or if Michelle Kwan hadn't fallen in hers? If Hughes had won the Olympic bronze medal instead of gold, how would her life be different now? "I remember hoping and praying and thinking, 'Please, let this be it.
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December 22, 2002 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
"There has been an enormous amount of attention on me," says Olympic gold medal figure skater Sarah Hughes matter-of-factly. "Of course, it has been a little overwhelming. But it has calmed down, as I knew inevitably it would with time." Last February, the then 16-year-old Hughes surprised the world when she won the women's figure skating competition at the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.
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October 19, 2002 | Helene Elliott, From Staff and Wire Reports
Olympic figure skating gold medalist Sarah Hughes withdrew from the first two Grand Prix events of the season because of a strained right hamstring and medial tendon of her right calf muscle. Skate America, to be held next weekend in Spokane, Wash., was to be Hughes' first full-fledged event since her stunning triumph at Salt Lake City. She will be replaced at Skate America by six-time U.S. champion Michelle Kwan, who finished third at Salt Lake City behind Hughes and Irina Slutskaya of Russia.
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February 13, 2006 | Helene Elliott, Times Staff Writer
It was a normal Saturday night for the Hughes family of Great Neck, N.Y., or as normal as life can be for a family of eight that includes 2002 Olympic figure skating champion Sarah Hughes and, seemingly, everyone they meet. Emily Hughes, fifth of the six Hughes kids, had gone along with a plan to go out for sushi at a nearby restaurant whose menu features the sarahgold roll, named for "just someone we know," she joked.
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February 25, 2002 | Randy Harvey
Do you believe in miracles!? Now I do. The U.S. men's Nordic ski team didn't win a medal, but it came closer than it has in 26 years with a fourth place in the team combined, a fifth in the cross-country relay and a fifth in the individual combined sprint by Todd Lodwick. The men predict a medal in four years. The women predict one in eight years. Al Michaels is on call. Other highs and lows from the Winter Olympics: Baron Pierre de Coubertin spins in his grave once more before the closing ceremony: Nina Kemppel, the four-time U.S. Olympian whose best finish was her 15th in Sunday's 30k cross-country ski race, tried hard to think of how many elite skiers in her sport aren't on drugs.
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February 25, 2002 | Randy Harvey
Do you believe in miracles!? Now I do. The U.S. men's Nordic ski team didn't win a medal, but it came closer than it has in 26 years with a fourth place in the team combined, a fifth in the cross-country relay and a fifth in the individual combined sprint by Todd Lodwick. The men predict a medal in four years. The women predict one in eight years. Al Michaels is on call. Other highs and lows from the Winter Olympics: Baron Pierre de Coubertin spins in his grave once more before the closing ceremony: Nina Kemppel, the four-time U.S. Olympian whose best finish was her 15th in Sunday's 30k cross-country ski race, tried hard to think of how many elite skiers in her sport aren't on drugs.
OPINION
February 25, 2002
Sarah Hughes skated brilliantly and deserved to win (Feb. 22), but when Michelle Kwan stood on the podium I thought her bronze medal looked gold. Maybe it was the gold from Michelle's heart shining through. She will always be an Olympic champion! J. Tucker Davis Salt Lake City
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