For Belbin, dance of politics

Ice dancing

February 17, 2006|By RANDY HARVEY AND JEFF BARKER | RANDY HARVEY AND JEFF BARKER,SUN REPORTERS

TURIN, Italy -- Like most U.S. athletes who attended last Friday's opening ceremony, Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto met first lady Laura Bush. Unlike most of the athletes, Belbin and Bush had some politics to discuss.

"It certainly was an honor for her to be so familiar with my case and my citizenship situation," Belbin said later. "She referenced that when she spoke with us and she's extremely supportive."

Ice dancing Chs. 11, 4, tonight, 8-11:30

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