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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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April 7, 1996 | DENNIS ROMERO
It seems all eyes turned this season to female snowboarders: the media, ski resorts and snowboard companies--many with dollar signs in their sights. Ski Industries of America reports that nearly one in four snowboarders is female--and that number is climbing. Women are the fastest growing segment of a fast growing sport. (Nearly half of all snowboard rentals--a good indication of first-timers--go to women.) Three-fourths of the riders are younger than 24.
NEWS
March 1, 1996 | DENNIS ROMERO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A young man blasts "S" turns down Snow Summit and aims his board for a dangerously sloped launch pad. Whoomp, he's off. Silence. The nose of his snowboard gets impossibly above him. The ground comes swiftly, and, whack, he lands on his back. Oooh. A small group of spectators feels his pain. His lungs are empty. Then, "Arrrhhh!" he lets it out, gets up and rides away. Despite the hype, it's not an easy sport.
SPORTS
February 10, 1998 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The weather service issued an avalanche advisory for Mt. Yakebitai on Tuesday. That disaster didn't occur, fortunately, but the day for the U.S. women snowboarders still could be classified as one. Perhaps it was a natural one. After three of the four either fell or were disqualified in the first run, they complained about the low visibility and icy, uneven course conditions that had postponed the start of the giant slalom for 24 hours.
SPORTS
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 21, 2014 | Ed Stockly
The Winter Olympics, from Sochi, Russia, on TV. Many of the most popular events will be broadcast in prime time and on the weekends on NBC. NBCSP is also airing events in prime time and picking up a number of live events in the early-morning hours. Hockey and curling can be found on MSNBC and USA. Curling also will air on CNBC. And a few events will be exclusively online at www.NBCOlympics.com . Below is the latest television schedule for the 2014 Winter Olympics for Friday, Feb 20, through Sunday, Feb. 23: Friday, Feb. 21 Biathlon, Freestyle Skiing (6:30 a.m. NBCSP)
SPORTS
February 7, 1998 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
Gentlemen, start your luges! As evident from the drab-uniformed Americans and other global jocks tramping through austere Minami Nagano Sports Park on Friday night, it's that time again. Time for the Zenkoji Temple's bonging bell, the ceremonial raising of sacred pillars, pot-bellied sumo wrestlers throwing their weight around, singing snow children and another opening-rite telecast on CBS, which aims to translate its 2 1/2-week ode to sponsors into Olympian profits.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 5, 2002 | CHRIS PETRIKIN
Director John Stockwell moves calmly through a crowd of surfers, groupies and other locals who have gathered, on a drizzly Saturday night in late January, for a big blowout at a notorious beach house on Oahu's North Shore. With his sun-streaked hair, sea-salted face, T-shirt, board shorts and flip-flops, Stockwell blends right in: just another mainland water nut turned surf yogi.
SPORTS
February 22, 1997 | MIKE PENNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Casting a wary eye at the Nagano Winter Olympics, which will end one year from today, the speaker somberly assessed: "If it continues like this, I think the Nagano Games will not be successful." And the speaker was? (a) The president of the Japanese Olympic Committee, inspecting the preparations firsthand. (b) Billy Payne, thinking wishfully.
SPORTS
January 27, 1998 | MIKE PENNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Olympic Games offer an opportunity for the youth of the world to gather in a spirit of friendship, enjoying each other's company as they learn the importance of values that transcend differences in nationality, culture and geography. --Juan Antonio Samaranch, President, International Olympic Committee. **** * Yeah, right.
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