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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Sun Staff Writer | February 27, 1994
LILLEHAMMER, Norway -- These are the Winter Olympics you do not want to end. They are Games where good overshadows evil, where athletes act as heroes and where dreams really do come true.These are the Games of Dan Jansen winning one last race, Oksana Baiul smiling through the tears, Johann Olav Koss racing into history.They are about an Israeli skater named Michael Shmerkin wearing a yarmulke during the Opening Ceremonies; Bosnian bobsledders fleeing the siege of Sarajevo to make a few bumpy rides down an icy trail; an aerial daredevil from Uzbekistan named Lina Cherjazova winning her country's first gold medal as rock music echoed down a mountainside.
By SYLVIA BADGER | May 2, 1993
One of the country's most celebrated point-to-point races, the Maryland Hunt Cup, was held last weekend. And, as always, after the race, members of Maryland's country gentry went from casual race attire to fancy dress to attend the annual Hunt Cup Ball.The ball was held at Stouffer Harborplace Hotel and was a festive occasion for members of a Maryland racing family who owned, trained and rode the Hunt Cup winner, Ivory Poacher.Brothers Redmond and Jervis Finney are two of the owners; their cousin Ann Fenwick trained the horse; and the winning jockey, Sanna Neilson, is a niece.
By MILTON KENT | October 4, 1994
OK, so, without a collective bargaining agreement between the players and the owners, no one really knows what the baseball free-agent rules are, but that won't matter since the Orioles' most valuable free agent isn't bound by a CBA anyway.Mark McLemore and Mike Devereaux may draw the biggest headlines, but the Orioles' negotiations with announcer Jon Miller will be of no small importance either.Miller, widely regarded as one of baseball's best play-by-play men, is up for grabs, as his one-year pact with the Orioles expired with the end of his 12th season with the club.
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."
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."
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."
By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Sun Staff Writer | February 6, 1994
LILLEHAMMER, Norway -- Tonya Harding has rights.The right to an attorney.The right to a fair hearing.And the right to skate at the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway.But it is apparent that the U.S. Olympic Committee is setting the stage to toss her overboard between now and the Feb. 21 draw for the women's figure skating event.Yesterday, the U.S. Figure Skating Association found that there were "reasonable grounds" to believe Harding was involved in the knee-bashing of Nancy Kerrigan.
By MILTON KENT | November 8, 1994
Let's face it: "Ice Wars: The U.S.A. vs. The World," the two-night made-for-television ice skating extravaganza, would be nothing more than the idle ruminations of a network executive if not for last winter's "Tonya Harding Free-For-All."For those of you hiding under rocks (and there weren't many, according to the Winter Olympics ratings), Nancy Kerrigan was nearly taken out of the run for the gold with a well-placed shot to her right knee at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships.Harding and Kerrigan made the trip to Lillehammer, Norway, for the Olympics, and the first night of the women's competition drew the fourth-largest audience in television history and was the sixth-highest-rated telecast of all time.
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.
By Phil Jackman | April 8, 1994
The TV Repairman:Maybe it tells us something about golf coverage on TV, those 15-minute Masters wrap-up shows last night and tonight (11:35-11:50) ranking among the 10 highest-rated golf shows each year. Are the masses suggesting that three-, four- and five-hour shows weekend afternoons are just too much time to spend watching? Especially when networks have been known to go away from so many tournaments due to time constraints.CBS theorizes that the format of the late-night shows of reviewing the best shots of the day and talking to some of the leaders and signing off is the reason for the popularity.
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