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February 8, 1994 | MIKE KUPPER, TIMES ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR
And for his next trick, Vegard the Viking will sky-dive from a biplane onto the back of a dog sled, which he will mush to a triumphant victory in Alaska's Iditarod. Then he will swim the Bering Strait, ski across Siberia to his home in Kirkenes in the far north of Norway, where he will go bear hunting with a switch. And in the afternoon. . . . These days, when the talk gets around to adventuring, Vegard the Viking's is one of the first names that pops up.
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February 11, 1994 | MIKE KUPPER, From Staff and Wire Reports
Cammy Myler of Lake Placid, N.Y., three-time Olympian in women's luge competition, will carry the flag for the U.S. team Saturday in the opening ceremony. Myler was elected by her American teammates Thursday. Others nominated were speedskaters Bonnie Blair, Kristin Talbot and Dan Jansen, and mogul skier Donna Weinbrecht. Blair and Weinbrecht are former gold medalists.
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February 10, 1994 | MIKE KUPPER
The hot rumor Wednesday, entirely unsubstantiated, was that Vegard Ulvang, Norwegian cross-country skiing hero, would not be allowed to recite the Olympic oath, as scheduled, on behalf of all the athletes at Saturday's opening ceremony. Ulvang has frequently been critical of the International Olympic Committee and its president, Juan Antonio Samaranch, and repeated those criticisms Tuesday on Norwegian television.
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February 10, 1994 | MIKE KUPPER
The hot rumor Wednesday, entirely unsubstantiated, was that Vegard Ulvang, Norwegian cross-country skiing hero, would not be allowed to recite the Olympic oath, as scheduled, on behalf of all the athletes at Saturday's opening ceremony. Ulvang has frequently been critical of the International Olympic Committee and its president, Juan Antonio Samaranch, and repeated those criticisms Tuesday on Norwegian television.
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February 11, 1994 | MIKE KUPPER, From Staff and Wire Reports
Cammy Myler of Lake Placid, N.Y., three-time Olympian in women's luge competition, will carry the flag for the U.S. team Saturday in the opening ceremony. Myler was elected by her American teammates Thursday. Others nominated were speedskaters Bonnie Blair, Kristin Talbot and Dan Jansen, and mogul skier Donna Weinbrecht. Blair and Weinbrecht are former gold medalists.
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January 10, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Marco Albarello of Italy won a 15-kilometer classic-style race and Yelena Vialbe of Russia won a 10-kilometer classic event in World Cup cross-country ski competition at Ulrichen, Switzerland. Albarello finished in 39 minutes 34.5 seconds, beating World Cup leader Vegard Ulvang of Norway by 10 seconds. Vialbe was timed in 28:43.4, 12.5 seconds ahead of Marja-Liisa Kirvesniemi of Finland.
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June 22, 1994 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Olympic skiing medalist Vegard Ulvang of Norway expressed relief that the body of his missing brother had been found. Ulvang's older brother, Ketil, disappeared in the mountains near his arctic hometown last October. His body was spotted this week by an army helicopter in a lake about five miles off the path he was following when he disappeared during a sudden snowstorm. Two light heavyweight titles and one cruiserweight belt will be at stake July 23 on a boxing card at Bismarck, N.D.
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February 23, 1994 | MIKE KUPPER
All was not sweetness and light in the men's 40-kilometer cross-country ski relay, according to Norway's Vegard Ulvang, who said that Italy's Marco Albarello had broken one of the ski poles used by Finland's Harri Kirvesniemi. "Albarello came from behind and took the lead at the bottom of the second slope (in the second leg of the race)" said Ulvang, who was skiing just behind the Italian and the Finn. "Kirvesniemi didn't want to let Albarello go and happened to touch Albarello's ski.
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February 22, 1989 | From Associated Press
Harri Kirvesniemi of Finland took the gold medal after a furious finish in the men's 15-kilometer classic-style cross-country ski race today at the World Nordic Ski Championships. Kirvesniemi, 30, one of the late starters in a field of 89 skiers, won the first major championship of his career by 3.3 seconds over Pal Gunnar Mikkelsplass, who is from Norway. A partisan crowd of 25,000 fans went wild as Kirvesniemi crossed the finish line in a time of 42 minutes 40.7 seconds.
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February 17, 1994 | From Times Staff Writer
To Vegard the Viking, add Koss the Boss. Norwegian speedskater Johann Olav Koss, who set a world record in winning the men's 5,000-meter event Sunday, did it again Wednesday in the 1,500 at the Viking ship indoor rink. On Norway's sports-hero list, that put him up there with cross-country skier Vegard Ulvang. Koss was only the peoples' choice, not the experts'. The favorites were Rintje Ritsma and Falko Zandstra of the Netherlands. Ritsma had skated the 1,500 on the same rink Jan.
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February 8, 1994 | MIKE KUPPER, TIMES ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR
And for his next trick, Vegard the Viking will sky-dive from a biplane onto the back of a dog sled, which he will mush to a triumphant victory in Alaska's Iditarod. Then he will swim the Bering Strait, ski across Siberia to his home in Kirkenes in the far north of Norway, where he will go bear hunting with a switch. And in the afternoon. . . . These days, when the talk gets around to adventuring, Vegard the Viking's is one of the first names that pops up.
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February 23, 1992 | Staff and Wire Reports
Paul Wylie, who won the silver medal in men's figure skating, was voted the U.S. Olympic Spirit Award by American reporters covering the Games. The award recognizes the U.S. athlete who best exemplifies the spirit and ideals of Olympism, overcomes adversity in achieving success during the Games and has been a source of inspiration and encouragement to others.
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