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April 5, 1990 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Soviet tanks rumbled into Wenceslas Square on Aug. 21, 1968, Vera Caslavska was at a camp in Moravia, single-mindedly training to defend the Olympic gold medal she had won for Czechoslovakia four years earlier in Tokyo as the best all-around gymnast. Less than 24 hours later, she went into hiding. Friends warned that her freedom was in jeopardy because a few months earlier, in the giddy Prague spring, she had signed the Manifesto of 2,000 Words.
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April 5, 1990 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Soviet tanks rumbled into Wenceslas Square on Aug. 21, 1968, Vera Caslavska was at a camp in Moravia, single-mindedly training to defend the Olympic gold medal she had won for Czechoslovakia four years earlier in Tokyo as the best all-around gymnast. Less than 24 hours later, she went into hiding. Friends warned that her freedom was in jeopardy because a few months earlier, in the giddy Prague spring, she had signed the Manifesto of 2,000 Words.
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November 25, 1989 | DAN FISHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This nation's tragic past greeted its hopeful future Friday in a massive political seance in Wenceslas Square here, and the medium was an old Communist reformer who has spent most of his time lately tending trees. "The move to freedom was started 20 years ago by Alexander Dubcek, who will speak to you now," said the moderator, and the crowd of about 300,000 exploded in a roar of approval.
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July 28, 1990 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Bela Karolyi coached Romania's women gymnasts, he proved that the Soviet Union could be beaten, at least by the Romanians. Now that he is the leading coach in the United States, he believes the Soviets soon will have to contend with another challenger. The U.S. women did not beat the Soviets Friday night in the Goodwill Games team competition at the Tacoma Dome, but they came close enough that their coaches were spending their idle moments scoreboard watching.
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December 6, 2001 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Lennox Lewis is suing Mike Tyson to prevent him from fighting Jan. 19 or to have the World Boxing Council remove Tyson from the mandatory challenger's position if he does fight. The suit, which also names the WBC as a defendant, was filed in U.S. District Court in New York on Tuesday. It contends that such a fight for Tyson could hurt Lewis financially. Tyson and Lewis are expected to fight next spring.
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June 19, 1995 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Anyone who can manipulate the International Olympic Committee the way Juan Antonio Samaranch does is not too old to run it. Three days after the membership handed him a rare defeat in a vote against extending the age limit from 75, the IOC, after intensive campaigning by four prominent older members on behalf of themselves and Samaranch, reversed itself Sunday at a meeting in Budapest, Hungary, by overwhelmingly approving it.
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July 14, 1996 | MIKE PENNER
In gymnastics, there is danger beneath all that glamour. Just ask Dominique Moceanu, below, of the United States, who will be trying to come back from a nasty stress fracture. Overall, the U.S. women's team should hang with the best. It's unclear, meanwhile, whether the American men will bring home even one medal. The favorite? China. WHAT WE KNOW Third in the '92 Olympics. Second in the '94 world championships. Third in the '95 worlds. The U.S.
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July 10, 2001 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Under the beneficent gaze of a huge golden chicken that clucks on the hour, its metallic wings flapping over a red-carpeted lobby awash in fountains and rumors of every sort, the International Olympic Committee on Monday kicked off a historic series of meetings.
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January 11, 1993 | RANDY HARVEY
Baby, it's cold outside the old Soviet Union, too. Ukrainian pole vaulter Sergei Bubka has returned to his native land at least temporarily because he discovered that he must share the indoor facility he uses for winter training at Berlin with the public. Presumably more damaging to his psyche, he and his family reportedly have received death and kidnap threats from Russian organized crime members who are working out of Berlin and want to share in Bubka's wealth.
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July 14, 1996 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
National politics had its so-called "Year of the Woman" in 1992. Now much of the media has designated that as the theme for the 1996 Olympics. The women of summer were the subject of cover stories in Newsweek and the New York Times Sunday Magazine and have been featured in numerous other publications. If they are referring to quantity, they have a point. Of the 10,361 athletes expected to compete here in the 16 days between July 20 and Aug. 4, a record 3,779 are women.
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September 21, 2000 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richard Quick, U.S. national team coach, introduced Misty Hyman the other day to lively Laurie Lawrence, the first and loudest cheerleader of Australian sport. If the name Laurie Lawrence doesn't resonate, maybe this image helps . . . Dick Vitale on a mega-dose of speed. The Lawrence legend became part of Olympic lore at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles.
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