January 18, 1992 |
The breakaway Yugoslav republics of Croatia and Slovenia were invited to send separate teams to the Olympic Winter Games, and all former Soviet republics will be asked to combined in a unified team to the Summer Games in Barcelona, Juan Antonio Samaranch, president of the International Olympic Committee, said Friday. The Yugoslav republics received provisional recognition from Samaranch and four of his deputies, who said swift movement by the IOC, which meets in full session Feb.
December 10, 1991 |
The "Two Gorans" have taken their ball and gone home. Both ranked among the top 20 male tennis professionals in the world, Goran Ivanisevic and Goran Prpic have refused to play under the Yugoslav flag, joining other athletes in a fight for recognition of secessionist Croatia. "My racket is my gun," says Ivanisevic, who says he is doing his part in Croatia's war for independence by bringing sports fame to his diplomatically isolated native land.
December 21, 2009 |
Lindsey Von n capped a successful weekend with a third-place finish in a super-G that helped her reclaim the sole lead of the overall World Cup standings less than two months before the Vancouver Olympics. After her victory in Friday's super combined, Vonn made mistakes Sunday in the upper part of the Oreiller-Killy course at Val d'Isere, France, but finished strong to gain a spot on the podium. Franzi Aufdenblatten posted her first World Cup victory, leading Nadia Styger to a 1-2 Swiss finish with Vonn 0.26 of a second off the pace.