The Albertville File

February 17, 1992

* BOITANO'S HOPE: Several nights a week, in various cities, Brian Boitano does triple jump after triple jump. The 1988 Olympic men's figure skating champion knows how to put on a show.

He would like to do all those jumps and his marvelous footwork and spins in the big show in two years: the 1994 Olympics at Lillehammer, Norway.

"I was thinking the other day, 'If someone came up and said lace up your skates, I think I would do it,' " Boitano said after watching the Unified Team's Viktor Petrenko win the gold medal Saturday night, edging American Paul Wylie.

"Two years down the road, priorities change in life, so I don't know," he said. "But right now, I am watching these guys and it makes me yearn to be out there."

* FORGIVE AND FORGET: In a sport where teamwork and trust are paramount, Harald Czudaj's four-man bobsled teammates say they're ready to forgive and forget his dirty little secret.

Czudaj admitted before the Winter Games that he informed on his crew to the Stasi, East Germany's feared secret police, for about two years.

"I thought about it a long time and concluded that he had not done harm," said teammate Axel Jang. "We all trust him 100 percent."

On the eve of the first practice on the Olympic track, Czudaj, his crew and German sports officials staged a show of solidarity at a news conference yesterday. The German team is a medal contender in Olympic competition Friday and Saturday.

On the tube

TODAY'S VIEWING CBS: CHS. 11 AND 9

1-6 p.m. -- (live) hockey, (taped) women's 5,000-meter speedskating, women's 4 X 7.5-kilometer cross-country.

8-11 p.m. (taped) -- ice dancing long program, hockey, Nordic combined.

11:30 p.m.-midnight -- Wrapup of day's events.

MEDAL LEADERS

Through yesterday's events Nation .. .. .. .. ..G S B Total

Germany .. .. .. .. .7 7 4 .18

Austria .. .. .. .. .4 6 6 .16

Unified Team .. .. ..6 4 5 .15

Norway .. .. .. .. ..6 4 3 .13

France .. .. .. .. ..3 3 1 ..7

Italy .. .. .. .. .. 1 3 3 ..7

United States .. .. .3 2 1 ..6

Finland .. .. .. .. .3 1 2 ..6

Netherlands .. .. .. 0 1 2 ..3

Japan .. .. .. .. .. 0 1 2 ..3

G--Gold; S--Silver; B--Bronze

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