The Albertville Games

February 22, 1992

On TV

1-6 p.m.: Hockey (bronze-medal game: U.S. vs. Czechoslovakia), short-track speed skating (live), speed skiing (finals).

7-11 p.m.: Figure skating (exhibition), Alpine skiing (men's slalom), four-man bobsled (heats 3 and 4).

11:30 p.m.-midnight: .5 Highlights.

( Coverage: Channels 11, 9

Today's events

Ice hockey: The United States plays Czechoslovakia for the bronze medal. Also today, France faces Finland in the seventh-place game, and Sweden and Germany battle for fifth.

Alpine skiing: Alberto Tomba, the biggest name of the Winter Olympics, charges down another mountain in the slalom in pursuit of his fourth gold medal in the past two Olympics.

Bobsled: Wolfgang Hoppe, Germany's 1984 gold medalist, had his country in the lead after two runs in the four-man. He will try to fend off challenges from second-place Austria and third-place Canada.

Short-track speed skating: Cathy Turner of the United States goes after a second medal in this new event. Also scheduled is the men's 5,000-meter race.

Speed skiing: French skiers posted the three fastest times, but four Americans also qualified for today's finals in this demonstration sport.

Yesterday

Ice hockey: The Unified Team, as slick-skating as it ever was in the uniform of the Soviet Union, won the hockey semifinal, 5-2, and left the Americans screaming about the officials.

Figure skating: Kristi Yamaguchi wasn't perfect, but she was good enough to win America's first Olympic gold medal in women's figure skating since 1976. Japan's Midori Ito fell on her first triple Axel but hit a second one and got the silver. Nancy Kerrigan fell on a triple toe loop and flubbed another jump to wind up with the bronze medal.

Cross country skiing: Italy won its first gold in women's cross country skiing, by Stefania Belmondo in the 30 kilometers.

Medal leaders

Nation.. .. .. ..G.. .. .. S.. .. .. .B.. .. .. .Tot

Germany.. .. ...10.. .. .. 9.. .. .. .6.. .. .. . 25

Unified Team.. . 8.. .. .. 6.. .. .. .8.. .. .. . 22

Austria.. .. .. .5.. .. .. 7.. .. .. 7.. .. .. . 19

Complete coverage: 8-9C

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