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February 24, 2006
Surprising ages of Olympic figure skaters (x -- youngest figure skating medalist): * 44: Martin Stixrud...Bronze , 1920 * 12: Alain Giletti...7th, 1952 * 38: Gillis Grafstrom...Silver, 1932 * 11: Sonja Henie...8th, 1924 * 14: Scott Allen-x...Bronze, 1964 Source: World Features Syndicate
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July 30, 2012 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
If swimmers Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte and Missy Franklin or gymnast Gabrielle Douglas take gold at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, they will probably end up gracing Wheaties boxes, get the chance to host"Saturday Night Live" or sign up for"Dancing With the Stars. " And some may become TV sports commentators or announcers. But for decades, Hollywood would look at the Olympic superstars for the next big thing. Olympic medal winners didn't always quite make the finish line, such as 1984 Olympic gymnast and heartthrob Mitch Gaylord.
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January 27, 1998 | LISA DILLMAN
What: Reflections On Ice: A Diary Of Ladies Figure Skating. Where: HBO. When: Tonight, 8 p.m. Even now, the bitterness is palpable. Cecilia Colledge of Britain still rues the day she wore a silver dress, at the insistence of her mother, for the free skate at the 1936 Winter Olympics, instead of her favorite green satin dress. "Even gold would have been better," she says. "But to skate for a gold medal and dress your child in silver seems absolutely crazy."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Cecilia Colledge, 87, an innovative figure skater who was the youngest athlete to compete in the Winter Olympics, died April 12 at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Mass. Colledge was 11 years 73 days old when she competed for her native Britain in the 1932 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, N.Y. She won a silver medal at the 1936 Olympics in Germany, second to Norwegian star Sonja Henie, and had been a favorite for the 1940 Winter Games, which were canceled because of World War II. Colledge was world champion in 1937, British champion five times and European champion on three occasions.
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February 10, 1994 | Randy Harvey
Go figure. Norway, the country that gave the world the original ice princess, Sonja Henie, has no figure skaters entered in the 1994 Winter Olympics. For people who follow the sport, that is no news flash. Only six Norwegians have competed in Olympic figure skating since World War II, none since 1964. Henie won a record three gold medals in women's individual competition in 1928, '32 and '36 and a record 10 straight world championships between 1927 and '36.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Cecilia Colledge, 87, an innovative figure skater who was the youngest athlete to compete in the Winter Olympics, died April 12 at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Mass. Colledge was 11 years 73 days old when she competed for her native Britain in the 1932 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, N.Y. She won a silver medal at the 1936 Olympics in Germany, second to Norwegian star Sonja Henie, and had been a favorite for the 1940 Winter Games, which were canceled because of World War II. Colledge was world champion in 1937, British champion five times and European champion on three occasions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 2003 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
Vivi-Anne Hulten, a 10-time Swedish national figure-skating champion who refused to salute Adolf Hitler when she received a bronze medal at the 1936 Winter Olympics and had a well-publicized feud with rival Norwegian great Sonja Henie, has died. She was 91. Hulten, who was once proclaimed Sweden's greatest woman athlete of all time by the nation's Sportswriters Assn., and who later toured in ice shows with her husband and skating partner, Gene Theslof, died of heart failure Jan.
SPORTS
December 25, 1987 | STEVE SPRINGER, Times Staff Writer
It was March 10, 1933. On the rink at the Palais de Glace in Hollywood, several skaters were sailing across the ice in an exhibition performance. Not for long. Less than 40 miles away, other things started sailing around--chairs, tables, panes of glass, entire walls and whole buildings. The Long Beach earthquake, one of the deadliest of this century in Southern California, had begun. Those skaters, however, were obviously not the type to be deterred by ominous signs.
SPORTS
February 17, 1988
Sonja Henie, who competed in her first Winter Olympics at age 11 and won gold medals in 1928, 1932 and 1936 before earning a fortune in ice shows and movies, wasn't exactly a rags-to-riches story. According to David Wallechinsky's "The Complete Book of the Olympics," which is the source of today's Morning Briefing, Henie's father owned the largest fur company in Norway and was the owner of Oslo's first automobile.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 30, 2012 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
If swimmers Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte and Missy Franklin or gymnast Gabrielle Douglas take gold at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, they will probably end up gracing Wheaties boxes, get the chance to host"Saturday Night Live" or sign up for"Dancing With the Stars. " And some may become TV sports commentators or announcers. But for decades, Hollywood would look at the Olympic superstars for the next big thing. Olympic medal winners didn't always quite make the finish line, such as 1984 Olympic gymnast and heartthrob Mitch Gaylord.
SPORTS
February 24, 2006
Surprising ages of Olympic figure skaters (x -- youngest figure skating medalist): * 44: Martin Stixrud...Bronze , 1920 * 12: Alain Giletti...7th, 1952 * 38: Gillis Grafstrom...Silver, 1932 * 11: Sonja Henie...8th, 1924 * 14: Scott Allen-x...Bronze, 1964 Source: World Features Syndicate
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 2003 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
Vivi-Anne Hulten, a 10-time Swedish national figure-skating champion who refused to salute Adolf Hitler when she received a bronze medal at the 1936 Winter Olympics and had a well-publicized feud with rival Norwegian great Sonja Henie, has died. She was 91. Hulten, who was once proclaimed Sweden's greatest woman athlete of all time by the nation's Sportswriters Assn., and who later toured in ice shows with her husband and skating partner, Gene Theslof, died of heart failure Jan.
SPORTS
January 27, 1998 | LISA DILLMAN
What: Reflections On Ice: A Diary Of Ladies Figure Skating. Where: HBO. When: Tonight, 8 p.m. Even now, the bitterness is palpable. Cecilia Colledge of Britain still rues the day she wore a silver dress, at the insistence of her mother, for the free skate at the 1936 Winter Olympics, instead of her favorite green satin dress. "Even gold would have been better," she says. "But to skate for a gold medal and dress your child in silver seems absolutely crazy."
NEWS
February 10, 1994 | Randy Harvey
Go figure. Norway, the country that gave the world the original ice princess, Sonja Henie, has no figure skaters entered in the 1994 Winter Olympics. For people who follow the sport, that is no news flash. Only six Norwegians have competed in Olympic figure skating since World War II, none since 1964. Henie won a record three gold medals in women's individual competition in 1928, '32 and '36 and a record 10 straight world championships between 1927 and '36.
SPORTS
February 17, 1988
Sonja Henie, who competed in her first Winter Olympics at age 11 and won gold medals in 1928, 1932 and 1936 before earning a fortune in ice shows and movies, wasn't exactly a rags-to-riches story. According to David Wallechinsky's "The Complete Book of the Olympics," which is the source of today's Morning Briefing, Henie's father owned the largest fur company in Norway and was the owner of Oslo's first automobile.
SPORTS
December 25, 1987 | STEVE SPRINGER, Times Staff Writer
It was March 10, 1933. On the rink at the Palais de Glace in Hollywood, several skaters were sailing across the ice in an exhibition performance. Not for long. Less than 40 miles away, other things started sailing around--chairs, tables, panes of glass, entire walls and whole buildings. The Long Beach earthquake, one of the deadliest of this century in Southern California, had begun. Those skaters, however, were obviously not the type to be deterred by ominous signs.
SPORTS
December 22, 1998
What their dads did: 1. Bobby Riggs: Dad a minister 2. Emerson Fittipaldi: Dad an auto racing writer 3. Fran Tarkenton: Dad a minister 4. Sonja Henie: Dad the largest furrier in Europe 5. John Elway: Dad a high school teacher and football coach 6. Willie Moscon: Dad a billiards parlor owner Note: Phil Jackson's parents were both ministers
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