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February 26, 1994 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the women's figure skating competition at the Winter Olympics was over Friday night, and her precocious pupil had won the gold medal, Galina Zmievskaya sighed with relief and spoke of the difficulty in molding an ice princess in a rink not even fit for commoners. "You have no idea how the Olympic champion prepared for this," she said of 16-year-old Oksana Baiul's training in Odessa, Ukraine. "I had to hose down the ice. We had no Zamboni.
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February 26, 1994 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the women's figure skating competition at the Winter Olympics was over Friday night, and her precocious pupil had won the gold medal, Galina Zmievskaya sighed with relief and spoke of the difficulty in molding an ice princess in a rink not even fit for commoners. "You have no idea how the Olympic champion prepared for this," she said of 16-year-old Oksana Baiul's training in Odessa, Ukraine. "I had to hose down the ice. We had no Zamboni.
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March 9, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
International Olympic Committee President Juan Antonio Samaranch ruled out the possibility of Ukraine competing independently at the Summer Games but said he was hopeful the former Soviet republic would join a unified team. On the eve of a crucial meeting with the 12 former Soviet republics at Lausanne, Switzerland, Samaranch said it was too late for Ukraine or others to be accepted as independent entries for the Barcelona Games.
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March 9, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
International Olympic Committee President Juan Antonio Samaranch ruled out the possibility of Ukraine competing independently at the Summer Games but said he was hopeful the former Soviet republic would join a unified team. On the eve of a crucial meeting with the 12 former Soviet republics at Lausanne, Switzerland, Samaranch said it was too late for Ukraine or others to be accepted as independent entries for the Barcelona Games.
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December 21, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
On the same day the Soviet Olympic Committee said Ukraine will compete on a unified Soviet team at the Winter Games in Albertville, France, in February, Ukraine asked the International Olympic Committee to allow it to participate independently. The appeal cited the fact that 15 countries, including Canada and Great Britain, had recognized Ukraine after the Soviet republic's overwhelming vote for independence Dec. 1.
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December 23, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Sergei Bubka, who has dominated world pole vaulting for the last decade while competing for the Soviet Union, wants to represent his native Ukraine in upcoming events. "Why not compete for Ukraine? I think it's the best solution," Bubka told the Associated Press in a telephone interview Sunday from his hometown of Donetsk. "I don't understand why we must be one team of 11 countries."
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September 4, 2002 | Helene Elliott
A product of science and sport, Valery Borzov was almost robotic in his precision. A long jumper who switched to sprinting at the relatively advanced age of 17, Borzov was a graduate of the Kiev Institute of Physical Culture. Working there with a team of mathematicians and scientists, he studied films of great sprinters from the past as well as his contemporaries, analyzing techniques for getting out of the blocks quickly or the best angle at which to incline his body.
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December 23, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Sergei Bubka, who has dominated world pole vaulting for the last decade while competing for the Soviet Union, wants to represent his native Ukraine in upcoming events. "Why not compete for Ukraine? I think it's the best solution," Bubka told the Associated Press in a telephone interview Sunday from his hometown of Donetsk. "I don't understand why we must be one team of 11 countries."
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December 21, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
On the same day the Soviet Olympic Committee said Ukraine will compete on a unified Soviet team at the Winter Games in Albertville, France, in February, Ukraine asked the International Olympic Committee to allow it to participate independently. The appeal cited the fact that 15 countries, including Canada and Great Britain, had recognized Ukraine after the Soviet republic's overwhelming vote for independence Dec. 1.
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