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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Sun Staff Writer | February 11, 1994
LILLEHAMMER, Norway -- It is a story that haunts a country, that haunts a man.Last Oct. 13, Ketil Ulvang, the oldest brother of a national sports hero, went out for a training run across a low mountain outside Kirkenes, 250 miles north of the Arctic Circle, eight miles from Russia.There was a chill wind followed by a blizzard. Ketil Ulvang never returned home and presumably was buried under the snow.Now, it is the eve of the Winter Olympics and Vegard Ulvang prepares to win a gold medal in the sport that defines the tradition of a country, the 50-kilometer cross country classical race.
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By Jack Craig and Jack Craig,Boston Globe | January 7, 1992
First returns will be in next weekend on whether a baseball analyst also can be a charming co-anchor of the Winter Olympics for a predominantly female audience of 60 million for 15 straight nights.Tim McCarver and Paula Zahn have worked well together on CBS' "Winterfest" programs, but have been seen only on tape. Next Saturday afternoon, the first of three live "Winterfests" will air with the co-anchors interspersing taped programming with live commentary, the format they will use during the Winter Games in Albertville, France, starting Feb. 8.Zahn is almost sure to succeed.
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By CANDUS THOMSON and CANDUS THOMSON,SUN REPORTER | February 27, 2006
TURIN, Italy -- Only 1,445 days to go before athletes begin writing the history of the next Winter Games. After a European vacation, the Olympics shift back to North America, taking up residence in Vancouver, British Columbia. The opening ceremony will be held Feb. 12, 2010. "The pressure is lifting from Torino and moving toward us," said John Furlong, head of the Vancouver Organizing Committee. "It's our time starting Monday to fly the flag of the Winter Games. Great things are expected of us."
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By MYRON BECKENSTEIN and MYRON BECKENSTEIN,Myron Beckenstein is assistant foreign editor of The Baltimore Sun | February 23, 1992
And now after 15 days, it is time for the final word on the 1992 Winter Olympics: Lillehammer.Lillehammer, Norway, is the site for the 1994 games and it is never to early to begin thinking of them, especially since there is only a two-year gap between the events as the winter games move to a different cycle from the summer version. In fact, it may already be too late: those Olympic racers move swiftly, but the Olympic bureaucracy has other values.According to somebody on television -- and therefore to be treated as fact -- 1994 will be the last year for demonstration sports in the Winter Olympics.
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By ALAN ABRAHAMSON and ALAN ABRAHAMSON,LOS ANGELES TIMES | February 23, 2006
TURIN, Italy -- Short-track speed skater Apolo Ohno cruised through his heat and into the quarterfinals of the 500-meter sprint, then sounded melancholy last night about the end of the Winter Games drawing near, perhaps the end of his Olympic racing career as well. Ohno, the 23-year-old from Seattle who won gold and silver at the 2002 Games in Salt Lake City and who picked up a third Olympic medal here, a bronze, in the 1,000 meters, said after racing yesterday, "It's my last week of the Games.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | February 11, 1998
NAGANO, Japan -- A skating ballerina named Oksana Kazakova stood up to her man yesterday.She matched Artur Dmitriev move for move in a 4 1/2 -minute duet on ice. Whatever he did, she did better. Wherever he led, she followed. And when it was over, she buried her head in Dmitriev's broad chest, an Olympic champion at last."I succeeded," Kazakova said. "I wanted very much to prove myself and I did."Kazakova overcame her nerves and her inexperience to team with Dmitriev to win the pairs figure skating gold at the 1998 Winter Olympics.
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By RICK MAESE | February 13, 2006
SESTRIERE, Italy-- --The news broke earlier in the day that Michelle Kwan was catching an early flight home. She had hurt herself and was withdrawing from the Olympics. And now Bode Miller was high on the mountain, preparing for his own takeoff. He shot out of the start gate and flew down the hill. It was a good run, a fast run -- but a fifth-place run. "It would have taken a hurricane wind to get me into first," he'd explain. Later in the evening, Apolo Ohno, the third prong of the mighty American trident, flew around a speed-skating track, but not fast enough to defend his Olympic crown.
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By Ken Rosenthal | February 15, 1998
NAGANO, Japan -- Week 1 brought a sprinkle of memories. Week 2 will produce a flood.Forgive the water imagery, but halfway through the Nagano Olympics, the biggest star is El Nino's evil Japanese twin.Take heart, CBS: The Alpine skiing competition should be completed by time the 2002 Winter Games begin in Salt Lake City.We've seen thunder. We've seen lightning. And we've seen Hurricane Hermann, a terrifying new storm in which a skier tumbles out of the sky.Hermann Maier's flying cartwheel off Happo'one was the most lasting image of the first week, a jolting reminder of the danger inherent in so many winter sports.
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By Kevin Cowherd | February 12, 1994
Today we begin an irreverent look at the Winter Olympics.THE JUDDS WON'T BE THERE, EITHER -- Today's opening ceremonies will feature reindeer, sleighs, choirs, folk dancers, etc., depicting elements of Norwegian and Lapp culture.Officials politely declined an offer from rapper Snoop Doggy Dog to serve as host.HE'S NO EVIL KNIEVEL -- Ski jumper Ole Gunnar Fidjestol, who '' crashed while practicing his leap with the Olympic flame, is reportedly considering hiring attorney Stephen L. Miles.Fidjestol claims officials were negligent in failing to warn him of the dangers of soaring off a 90-meter jump.
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February 15, 2006
A Brazilian bobsledder who tested positive for steroids in a pre-Olympic drug test became the first athlete sent home from the Turin Games for doping. Armando dos Santos failed the test in early January when a sample showed evidence of the steroid nandrolone, according to a statement posted on the Brazilian Olympic Committee's Web site. Dos Santos, a former hammer thrower, will be replaced on the four-man team by Claudinei Quirino - a silver medalist in the 400-meter relay at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
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