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By PHIL JACKMAN | April 4, 1995
News . . . but Mostly Views:Two more "sports," surfing and ballroom dancing, are looking ultimately to make it into the Olympic Games as medal events, being granted provisional recognition, and I say loudly and clearly: GOOD. The more the merrier.The Games, be they the Summer or Winter variety, simply aren't crowded enough at this point with just 34 medal sports on the menu. And besides, anyone who has been subjected to synchronized swimming or gymnastics, knows it's time for a little "Saturday Night Fever" and "Endless Summer."
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By RANDY HARVEY and RANDY HARVEY,SUN REPORTER | February 24, 2006
TURIN, Italy -- The judges for the Winter Olympics women's figure skating competition got it right. What fun is that? Of course, there was hardly any way they could have gotten it wrong after yesterday's long program. Not even the French judge would have dared try to fix this one. Skaters have complained that the ice at the Palavela is soft, but that was a good thing in this case. Considering how many of them fell on it, someone could have been seriously injured. The winner: the only one standing.
SPORTS
By PHIL JACKMAN | November 4, 1994
The TV Repairman:A decade ago, when the Breeders' Cup sprang out of the fertile mind of someone, two guys named Tom, Hammond and Durkin, host and race caller, respectively, for NBC's coverage, gasped in unison, "We're on for four hours, how are we going to fill that much time?"The network went in with lots of features, which, according to Hammond, "we never got to. Right off we thought, hey, we don't have enough time." So the 11th edition tomorrow will be four hours, 30 minutes in length, from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m."
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | April 9, 1999
Michael Weiss is talking on the phone as he zooms along Interstate 95 in his Dodge Viper with its 450-horsepower engine.The goateed figure skater, who became the U.S. champion in February and the bronze-medal winner at the world championships last month, has just been asked what moment in his life has been most special.There is a slight pause."A lot of people would think it would be something that happened on the ice," said Weiss, 22. "But, for me, it's something that happened after I was finished skating."
SPORTS
By Phil Jackman | February 25, 1994
The TV Repairman:Even on the nights it can't train its cameras on the skaters, CBS has done an exceptional job sustaining the interest in the competition with a series of previews that come close to matching the real thing.For instance, last night's report on the injuries suffered by world champion Oksana Baiul and Tanja Szewczenko in a collision during practice carried all the urgency of a Super Bowl quarterback hurting his arm the week of the big game.Then the net brought in the first team, Charles Kuralt, to tell the story of what 1960 champion Carol Heiss calls "the five sisters," the U.S. women who have captured gold medals since 1956.
NEWS
By Russell Baker | December 7, 1993
WHENEVER I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, then I account it high time to consult People magazine as soon as I can, for I recognize the symptoms all too clearly. Elitism has cast its pall upon me.The mail confirms it. "Elitist!" growls the displeased reader, proud of being that celebrity-besotted corporate human, The Common Person, which is composed of The Common Man and The Common Woman.
SPORTS
By MILTON KENT | November 11, 1994
Did Nancy Kerrigan get a raw deal during and after February's Winter Olympics from judges and the media?That's the crux of a feature airing during the intermission of tomorrow night's conclusion of "Ice Wars: The U.S.A vs. the World" at 9 p.m. on CBS (Channel 11).Kerrigan lost the gold medal in Lillehammer, Norway, to Oksana Baiul of Ukraine by one-tenth of one point, the closest margin in Olympic skating history.The nine-minute feature includes a heretofore unseen super slo-mo replay of Baiul double-footing a triple toe loop landing, which should have counted for a deduction.
NEWS
By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Sun Staff Writer | February 26, 1994
HAMAR, Norway -- A silver. It was only a silver.Nancy Kerrigan had the medal around her neck. She put on a smile, put it on as big and broad as she could make it, but she could not hide the disappointment in her eyes.They were ready to play another country's national anthem. She was on the second step, and above her, on the first, was this 16-year-old girl from Ukraine, Oksana Baiul.Baiul's eyes teared. And Kerrigan just looked straight ahead."For me, in my mind and my heart, I thought I did [win]
ENTERTAINMENT
By Karin Remesch | April 8, 1999
Champions on IceCheer on Olympic and world champion skaters as they kick off a 45-city tour at 8 p.m. tomorrow at the Baltimore Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St. The star-studded international cast includes world champion and Olympic silver medalist Michelle Kwan (pictured, left), world champion Todd Eldredge (right), world professional champions Maya Usova and Evgeny Platov and Olympic champions Brian Boitano, Oksana Baiul, Victor Petrenko and Artur Dmitriev. Also appearing are Olympic silver medalists Elizabeth Manley and Elvis Stojko and U.S. champions Rudy Galindo and Nicole Bobek.
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By JOHN EISENBERG | February 25, 1994
LILLEHAMMER, Norway -- Understand this about Nancy Kerrigan's quest for an Olympic gold medal: The hard part hasn't even started.Nailing her short program, as she did the other night, was no easy feat, particularly considering the events of the past seven weeks. But it is a rare night when Kerrigan doesn't nail her short program. She would be Michael Jordan if all she had to do was skate short programs."This was her strength, her forte," said Paul Wylie, her practice partner for a decade, after Kerrigan's brilliant short program Wednesday night.
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