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January 18, 1992
An 11th-hour decision by a New York state appeals court yesterday will give professional football players Willie Gault and Greg Harrell a second chance to make the U.S. Olympic bobsled team.The Appellate Division of state Supreme Court overturned a lower court ruling that ordered a halt to new push trials for the team this weekend.The unanimous ruling by the four-member, mid-level appeals court will allow the pair to participate in another round of 1992 Olympic trials today and tomorrow at Altenberg, Germany.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | July 2, 2013
John Bernstein never had trouble keeping track of what sport his daughter was competing in or the team on which she was playing. Ida Bernstein can't make the same claim for what she jokingly calls her "athletically confused career. " Ever since she graduated from Dulaney High more than a decade ago and was recruited to play soccer and run track at Syracuse, Bernstein's life on and off the field has been something of a blur. It seems fitting, since one of the objectives for the now 28-year-old Bernstein is moving quite fast in her current passions - bobsled and rugby.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | February 4, 1998
It doesn't take much to get Chip Minton's mouth going. Or for Minton to draw a crowd.Asked how the U.S. bobsled team will do in Nagano, Minton said: "To be honest, I think we're going to kick some European butt -- Japanese-style."If it sounds as if Minton is more suited for the carnival-like 'N atmosphere of World Championship Wrestling than the 1998 Olympic Games, it's for good reason.Minton is part of both worlds."I'm in the two most extreme sports on the planet, really," said Minton, 28. "Everybody plays football and basketball.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | February 4, 1998
It doesn't take much to get Chip Minton's mouth going. Or for Minton to draw a crowd.Asked how the U.S. bobsled team will do in Nagano, Minton said: "To be honest, I think we're going to kick some European butt -- Japanese-style."If it sounds as if Minton is more suited for the carnival-like 'N atmosphere of World Championship Wrestling than the 1998 Olympic Games, it's for good reason.Minton is part of both worlds."I'm in the two most extreme sports on the planet, really," said Minton, 28. "Everybody plays football and basketball.
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By Bill Glauber | January 31, 1992
They became the official novelty act of winter.In a sport dominated by German aerospace engineers, Swiss pilots and Russian technicians, the Jamaican bobsled team added reggae and error at the 1988 Olympic Winter Games at Calgary.They sold T-shirts. They cut a record called "Hobbin' and a Bobbin'." They rented a secondhand sled that wouldn't have passed inspection at a Soap Box Derby.In their world television debut, they careened down an icy slope, got lost somewhere at 4Gs on a curve called Krisel and were last seen tumbling sideways across the finish line.
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By Adam Sachs and Adam Sachs,Sun Staff Writer | May 13, 1994
The videotape the Bosnian Olympic bobsled team brought to Clarksville Middle School yesterday opened with the glory of the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, then jumped to today's war-ravaged Balkan city, where the hillside bobsled run has been used as a sniper's nest.Just before the 12:30 p.m. seventh-grade social studies class arrived, bobsled team brakeman Igor Boras screened the videotape for teacher Norma Rose because he was concerned that the bloodshed depicted might disturb the students.
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By Dave Barry and Dave Barry,Knight-Ridder News Service | February 11, 1994
LILLEHAMMER, Norway -- I have located Norway. It turns out to be right next to, but different from, Sweden. Also I'm pretty sure that Finland is around here someplace.Getting here was not easy. My flight from New York to Oslo sat on the ground at Kennedy airport for three and a half hours while the pilot came up with a series of increasingly lame excuses for the delay: He was waiting for connecting passengers; the dog ate his flight plan; vandals had stolen the landing gear; etc.I believe that the pilot was actually stalling because he didn't know for sure where Norway was. I bet that, between announcements, he and his flight crew were frantically thumbing through volume "N" of the World Book Encyclopedia, looking for the Norway section.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Sun Staff Writer | February 8, 1994
LILLEHAMMER, Norway -- The national anthem is on order, the flag will arrive with the brakemen and the team jackets are due from Colorado.Oh, and the advance on Gregory Sun's credit card has been raised to $6,000 so the captain and driver of the Trinidad and Tobago bobsled team can pay for important things, like actually renting a sled.Is this a great Winter Olympics, or what?"This is my first introduction to anything athletic," said Sun, a 31-year-old agriculture research assistant with a soft belly, a thin wallet and thick glasses.
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By Beth Hannan and Beth Hannan,Contributing Writer | February 21, 1994
Do you love figure skating but are sick of the Tonya-Nancy soap opera? Depressed that we don't stand a chance in hockey? Are 35 skiing events still not enough for you?Have no fear. Thanks to the wonders of the VCR, you can watch winter Olympics or winter sports any time you want. Just wander into your neighborhood video store and check out these films.* "The Cutting Edge" covers both his-and-hers Olympic skating. D. B. Sweeney is an injured hockey star who teams up with a difficult figure skater (Moira Kelly)
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By Angela Gambill and Angela Gambill,Staff writer | September 16, 1991
When Marc Greenberg saw the complex of the national Olympic TrainingCamp at Lake Placid last month, he had to swallow hard to believe itwas true.After more than one failure to make a county ice hockeyteam, the 15-year-old had succeeded -- he'd been chosen to attend the camp as one of 36 goalies in the country picked as young Olympic hopefuls."
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | October 22, 1995
This isn't the sequel to "Cool Runnings," but the story behind Jim Arcilesi's newfound career might turn out to be the stuff of Olympic dreams.It all began when Arcilesi, then a student at Towson State, took a nine-month sports science internship at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, N.Y., during the summer of 1993."
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By Adam Sachs and Adam Sachs,Sun Staff Writer | May 13, 1994
The videotape the Bosnian Olympic bobsled team brought to Clarksville Middle School yesterday opened with the glory of the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, then jumped to today's war-ravaged Balkan city, where the hillside bobsled run has been used as a sniper's nest.Just before the 12:30 p.m. seventh-grade social studies class arrived, bobsled team brakeman Igor Boras screened the videotape for teacher Norma Rose because he was concerned that the bloodshed depicted might disturb the students.
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By Beth Hannan and Beth Hannan,Contributing Writer | February 21, 1994
Do you love figure skating but are sick of the Tonya-Nancy soap opera? Depressed that we don't stand a chance in hockey? Are 35 skiing events still not enough for you?Have no fear. Thanks to the wonders of the VCR, you can watch winter Olympics or winter sports any time you want. Just wander into your neighborhood video store and check out these films.* "The Cutting Edge" covers both his-and-hers Olympic skating. D. B. Sweeney is an injured hockey star who teams up with a difficult figure skater (Moira Kelly)
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By Dave Barry and Dave Barry,Knight-Ridder News Service | February 11, 1994
LILLEHAMMER, Norway -- I have located Norway. It turns out to be right next to, but different from, Sweden. Also I'm pretty sure that Finland is around here someplace.Getting here was not easy. My flight from New York to Oslo sat on the ground at Kennedy airport for three and a half hours while the pilot came up with a series of increasingly lame excuses for the delay: He was waiting for connecting passengers; the dog ate his flight plan; vandals had stolen the landing gear; etc.I believe that the pilot was actually stalling because he didn't know for sure where Norway was. I bet that, between announcements, he and his flight crew were frantically thumbing through volume "N" of the World Book Encyclopedia, looking for the Norway section.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Sun Staff Writer | February 8, 1994
LILLEHAMMER, Norway -- The national anthem is on order, the flag will arrive with the brakemen and the team jackets are due from Colorado.Oh, and the advance on Gregory Sun's credit card has been raised to $6,000 so the captain and driver of the Trinidad and Tobago bobsled team can pay for important things, like actually renting a sled.Is this a great Winter Olympics, or what?"This is my first introduction to anything athletic," said Sun, a 31-year-old agriculture research assistant with a soft belly, a thin wallet and thick glasses.
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By Dave George and Dave George,Cox News Service | February 20, 1992
ALBERTVILLE, France -- Herschel Walker is sliding far faster than anyone imagined at the Winter Olympics but not in a bobsled.The NFL's ambassador to the North Pole has seen his credentials downgraded from heavyweight to dead weight. An athlete with overall skills beyond those of 99.99 percent of humanity has been sent home, rejected by the U.S. rocket squad by a driver who didn't like what he was seeing in his rearview mirror.This requires some serious attitude adjustment. No matter how humble Herschel is in interviews, clearly he decided at an early age that there wasn't a snowball's chance in Wrightsville, Ga., he would ever be cut from any team involved in running, jumping, lifting or shoving.
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By Dave George and Dave George,Cox News Service | February 20, 1992
ALBERTVILLE, France -- Herschel Walker is sliding far faster than anyone imagined at the Winter Olympics but not in a bobsled.The NFL's ambassador to the North Pole has seen his credentials downgraded from heavyweight to dead weight. An athlete with overall skills beyond those of 99.99 percent of humanity has been sent home, rejected by the U.S. rocket squad by a driver who didn't like what he was seeing in his rearview mirror.This requires some serious attitude adjustment. No matter how humble Herschel is in interviews, clearly he decided at an early age that there wasn't a snowball's chance in Wrightsville, Ga., he would ever be cut from any team involved in running, jumping, lifting or shoving.
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July 17, 1991
Breukink drops out of Tour de FranceTheir numbers reduced by fever, Dutch cyclist Erik Breukink and his PDM team withdrew yesterday from the Tour de France, leaving leader Greg LeMond in a powerful position entering the Pyrenees.Breukink pulled out before the start of the 11th stage with a bacterial infection that dropped him from second to third and forced five of his PDM teammates to withdraw Monday.Breukink had been second overall behind LeMond on Monday, but struggled to finish the 10th stage as he rode with a fever of 100 degrees.
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By Bill Glauber | January 31, 1992
They became the official novelty act of winter.In a sport dominated by German aerospace engineers, Swiss pilots and Russian technicians, the Jamaican bobsled team added reggae and error at the 1988 Olympic Winter Games at Calgary.They sold T-shirts. They cut a record called "Hobbin' and a Bobbin'." They rented a secondhand sled that wouldn't have passed inspection at a Soap Box Derby.In their world television debut, they careened down an icy slope, got lost somewhere at 4Gs on a curve called Krisel and were last seen tumbling sideways across the finish line.
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January 18, 1992
An 11th-hour decision by a New York state appeals court yesterday will give professional football players Willie Gault and Greg Harrell a second chance to make the U.S. Olympic bobsled team.The Appellate Division of state Supreme Court overturned a lower court ruling that ordered a halt to new push trials for the team this weekend.The unanimous ruling by the four-member, mid-level appeals court will allow the pair to participate in another round of 1992 Olympic trials today and tomorrow at Altenberg, Germany.
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