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February 25, 1994 | ROSS NEWHAN
On the day after she became the most decorated U.S. woman Olympian, with five gold medals and six medals overall, speedskater Bonnie Blair was asked if there were unexplored secrets to her success. She laughed, shook her head and said, "Just the usual." The usual, she said, included an easy grasp of technique, a willingness to pay the price in training and a consistent mental approach.
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February 18, 1995 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Speedskating technique can be broken down to the deep angle of a knee, the low drop of the body, the length of a stride. Technically, Bonnie Blair is superb, but that doesn't begin to explain her five Olympic gold medals, the most for an American woman. Her mother attributes her success to a strong work ethic. "When she finds what she wants to do and can see it's something that she really likes, she'll do it well," Eleanor Blair said.
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SPORTS
February 25, 1994 | ROSS NEWHAN
On the day after she became the most decorated U.S. woman Olympian, with five gold medals and six medals overall, speedskater Bonnie Blair was asked if there were unexplored secrets to her success. She laughed, shook her head and said, "Just the usual." The usual, she said, included an easy grasp of technique, a willingness to pay the price in training and a consistent mental approach.
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February 18, 1995 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Speedskating technique can be broken down to the deep angle of a knee, the low drop of the body, the length of a stride. Technically, Bonnie Blair is superb, but that doesn't begin to explain her five Olympic gold medals, the most for an American woman. Her mother attributes her success to a strong work ethic. "When she finds what she wants to do and can see it's something that she really likes, she'll do it well," Eleanor Blair said.
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February 6, 1992 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Speedskaters Dan Jansen and Bonnie Blair of the United States and Yvonne van Gennip of The Netherlands provided some of the most memorable stories at the Calgary Games in 1988. Four years later, they have returned to the Winter Olympics and again are among the medal contenders, perhaps even favorites, in one or more events. Though some of the names are familiar, do not get the impression that the sport is the same. It has experienced almost as much change as the world has in the last four years.
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February 23, 1994 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The four women of the U.S. 3,000-meter short-track speedskating team were in their Olympic Amphitheatre locker room late Tuesday, crying over the injustice of their fourth-place finish, when their coach, Jack Mortell, rushed in and said perhaps the sweetest words they will ever hear in their athletic careers. "Fix your hair," he said, "you got a medal."
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December 23, 1991 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Michelle Kline still remembers her first reaction after regaining consciousness after surgery for injuries suffered in an automobile accident last June and seeing a foot-long scar on her chest. "I couldn't believe I was still here," she said. She didn't mean "here" as in intensive care at a Park Ridge, Ill., hospital. She meant "here" as in alive. "At that point, I wasn't thinking about skating," she said recently. "My main concern was whether I would ever be normal again. Would I walk normally?
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February 19, 1998 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Oprah Winfrey's latest TV movie and a special celebrating "Sesame Street" are among the highlights of the final weekend of the Winter Olympics from Nagano, Japan, and the February sweeps. ABC's "Elmopalooza," Friday at 8 p.m. on Channel 7, celebrates 30 years of "Sesame Street." Elmo, Big Bird, Cookie Monster and Bert and Ernie star. Guests include Jon Stewart, the Fugees, Gloria Estefan, En Vogue, Jimmy Buffett and Rosie O'Donnell. USA presents "Walk This Way," Friday at 7 p.m.
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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)
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February 23, 1994 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The four women of the U.S. 3,000-meter short-track speedskating team were in their Olympic Amphitheatre locker room late Tuesday, crying over the injustice of their fourth-place finish, when their coach, Jack Mortell, rushed in and said perhaps the sweetest words they will ever hear in their athletic careers. "Fix your hair," he said, "you got a medal."
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February 6, 1992 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Speedskaters Dan Jansen and Bonnie Blair of the United States and Yvonne van Gennip of The Netherlands provided some of the most memorable stories at the Calgary Games in 1988. Four years later, they have returned to the Winter Olympics and again are among the medal contenders, perhaps even favorites, in one or more events. Though some of the names are familiar, do not get the impression that the sport is the same. It has experienced almost as much change as the world has in the last four years.
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December 23, 1991 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Michelle Kline still remembers her first reaction after regaining consciousness after surgery for injuries suffered in an automobile accident last June and seeing a foot-long scar on her chest. "I couldn't believe I was still here," she said. She didn't mean "here" as in intensive care at a Park Ridge, Ill., hospital. She meant "here" as in alive. "At that point, I wasn't thinking about skating," she said recently. "My main concern was whether I would ever be normal again. Would I walk normally?
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February 22, 1988 | THOMAS BONK, Times Staff Writer
Think about skating as fast as you can for about six miles. Then think about seeing a doctor. Sunday, this is what an exhausted Hans Van Helden of France felt like doing. He glided across the finish line and didn't stop until he pulled a header into the padded wall at the side of the track. Van Helden's condition was not considered serious, unlike the Olympic 10,000-meter speed skating race.
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February 5, 1998 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sports fans should be glued to the television set all weekend. Not only does CBS begin its 17 days of coverage of the Winter Olympics on Friday night, but NBC will be presenting the heavily hyped NBA All-Star game on Sunday. Here's a look at Olympic and NBA events scheduled for this weekend: Ann Martin and Michael Tuck host the special "CBS 2 News at the Winter Olympics," Friday at 7:30 p.m. on Channel 2. Then at 8 p.m. Jim Nantz and Dan Rather host the opening ceremony from Nagano, Japan.
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