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  • Free Republic "Bump List" Register

    09/30/2001 4:46:44 AM PDT · by John Robinson · 191 replies · 12,118+ views
    I have created a public register of "bump lists" here on Free Republic. I define a bump list as a name listed in the "To" field used to index articles. Free Republic Bump List Register
  • Judge Dismisses Utah Olympic Bribery Charges

    12/05/2003 8:26:28 AM PST · by The_Victor · 19 replies · 251+ views
    Yahoo (reuters) ^ | 12/5/03 | Reuter staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - A federal judge Friday dismissed all charges against two former Utah Olympic executives on trial for bribery to bring the 2002 Winter Games to Utah.   "It offends my sense of justice. Enough is enough," U.S. District Court Judge David Sam said as he scolded the prosecution and asked how much taxpayer money was spent on the case. Tom Welch and Dave Johnson had been charged by the U.S. Justice Department (news - web sites) with masterminding a $1 million cash-for-votes scheme to entice international Olympic dignitaries to chose Salt Lake City over other...
  • US Activists (Pseudo-PETA-type) call for boycott (of 2010 Vancouver games)

    07/05/2003 7:37:30 AM PDT · by mhking · 5 replies · 308+ views
    ST. JOHN'S, Nfld. (CP) -- An American conservation group is calling for an international boycott of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver-Whistler because of an annual seal hunt that takes place on Canada's East Coast. The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society based in Malibu, Calif., said the games, scheduled for February and March, will coincide with the time the seal hunt begins. "These dates fall at the exact time that the notoriously cruel, largest marine mammal slaughter in the world takes place on the East Coast of Canada," the society said in a statement found on their Web site. "The Olympics...
  • Romney: I Wanna Be Massachusetts Guv

    03/19/2002 12:12:22 PM PST · by kattracks · 2 replies · 225+ views ^ | 3/19/02 | Carl Limbacher and Staff
    The race is not to the Swift: Controversial acting Jane Swift withdrew today from the Massachusetts governor's race and threw her support to Winter Olympics boss Mitt Romney. Later this afternoon he announced his candidacy. ``I believe that this is in the best interest of our state as it will allow the Republican Party's best chances of holding the governor's office in November,'' said Swifty, fighting back tears at the Statehouse in Boston. After a Republican activist recently tried to get her a job in the Bush administration to ease her out of the race, Swifty fumed, ``I guess...
  • Sources: Swift Dropping Out Of [MA] Governor's Race

    03/19/2002 6:22:56 AM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 68 replies · 925+ views ^ | 10:06 a.m. EST March 19, 2002 | TheBostonChannel
    Sources: Swift Dropping Out Of Governor's Race Cites Family Reasons For Leaving GOP Field To Romney BOSTON -- Sources tell NewsCenter 5 that Acting Gov. Jane Swift has decided to drop out of the race for the GOP gubernatorial nomination this fall. Swift, a mother of three, including twin girls who were born last June, cited family reasons for her decision not to run. Aides said she is expected to make a formal announcement later Tuesday. Swift's decision comes on the heels of a news that Olympic chief Mitt Romney plans to formally announce his candidacy for the corner office....
  • Olympic AXELS of Evil ??

    03/07/2002 10:00:34 AM PST · by SCOOGIE SPIN · 4 replies · 233+ views ^ | 03/04 | Shmuel R, Bulka
    ============================================================================ “Axles” of Evil at the Winter Olympics (By Shmuel R. Bulka) ============================================================================ I have watched the Olympics almost every year that they take place and invariably, after the Games are over, I promised myself that I would never watch them again. Why? The Olympics are run by a bunch of self-promoting, egotistical, self-important snobs. They wax poetic about the Olympic ideal, and then make a complete farce of it when the events are judged. After 1998, I promised myself I would not watch the Olympics again. Shortly before the 2000 Summer Games, I watched the HBO documentary on the ...
  • Olympics: More of the same? Barbara Simpson finds joy in the Games, hopes for better future

    03/04/2002 12:24:39 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 1 replies · 177+ views ^ | Monday, March 4, 2002 | Barbara Simpson
    U.S.A! U.S.A! U.S.A! You couldn't get away from it. The crowds picked it up and waved flags with the rhythm. The cadence was like the heartbeat of the games. It wasn't overwhelming, but there was a spirit in the air that was transmitted from the venue competition right through the camera to the home television screen. We sure watched! The audience for the Olympics was beyond expectation. NBC salesmen must have thought they died and went to heaven and sponsors could finally justify the expense of those commercials! Who dreamed such success after the early scandals of payoffs and ...
  • News Media Put LDS at Center Stage

    02/28/2002 12:37:16 PM PST · by Utah Girl · 50 replies · 728+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 2/28/2002 | PEGGY FLETCHER STACK
    The 2002 Winter Olympic Games may not have been the "Molympics," as many had feared, but the state's other religions received barely a mention by the 10,000 visiting journalists and only in passing. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, on the other hand, got a boatload of free publicity. In the days leading up to the Feb. 8 Opening Ceremony, LDS media officials received more than 2,000 phone calls as reporters from all over the world scrambled to produce at least one "Mormon" story. In the days that followed, the LDS Church was mentioned in about 100 stories ...
  • Secret Service Insists Security Plan Goof Not Serious

    02/28/2002 12:10:56 PM PST · by Utah Girl · 5 replies · 186+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 2/28/2002 | KEVIN CANTERA
    The Secret Service acknowledged Wednesday that two souvenir-seeking agents goofed Sunday when they misplaced a sheaf of papers detailing security plans for Vice President Dick Cheney's appearance at the Olympic Closing Ceremony. But the agency downplayed the importance of the document -- claiming the snafu did not constitute a major security breach -- and refused to say what action will be taken against the agents, who have not been identified. "Even if this thing were released, it would not compromise our overall security plan," said Brian Marr, Secret Service spokesman in Washington, D.C. "This was just a lapse, and we're ...
  • Bomb Caused Power Outage in Utah

    02/28/2002 5:47:54 AM PST · by dubyaweluvya · 6 replies · 191+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune | 2/27/02
    Bomb Is Suspected In Outage Federal agents are investigating the possibility that an electrical outage at a Utah Power relay station on the final day of the Winter Games was caused by an explosive device. State and federal authorities are looking at whether explosives wrapped in railroad spikes hurled shrapnel upward, shattering a circuit breaker. Railroad spikes were found at the substation near Salt Lake City International Airport, but officials have not settled the question of whether the explosion was a result of faulty equipment, vandalism or terrorism, The Salt Lake Tribune has learned. Material taken from the scene ...
  • Ugly America? View From Abroad: Concern and Criticism Replaces Post-Sept. 11 Solidarity in Europe

    02/28/2002 1:53:58 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 75 replies · 972+ views
    ABCNEWS ^ | Thursday, February 28, 2002 | By Oliver Libaw
    Christian Astier, a 44-year-old Parisian, agrees that there is an "axis of evil." But he thinks the United States is part of it. "I have a very negative view of the Americans because they are intolerant, they focus on themselves and they think only about themselves," the civil servant says. "They are part of the 'axis of evil' as well." Astier is far from alone in his thinking. As post-Sept. 11 solidarity with the United States dies down in Europe and elsewhere around the world, unease and anger with American policy and Americans in general have returned to a ...
  • FBI investigating SLC power outage

    02/27/2002 11:39:59 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 5 replies · 187+ views
    CNN ^ | Thursday, February 28, 2002
    <p>SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The FBI is investigating the possibility that a power outage on the last day of the Winter Olympics was caused by a bomb, The Associated Press has learned.</p> <p>Electricity was cut to 33,000 customers -- including the airport and the main media center downtown -- for up to two hours Sunday morning when a circuit breaker exploded at a substation. Investigators later found that a security fence had been cut.</p>
  • Poll: Mass. wants Mitt

    02/27/2002 12:09:16 PM PST · by GraniteStateConservative · 68 replies · 693+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 2-27-02 | David R. Guarino
    Poll: Mass. wants Mitt HERALD POLL/by David R. Guarino Tuesday, February 26, 2002 Republican Mitt Romney would steamroll into the governor's race a certified front-runner, far more popular than the wounded acting governor and besting every Democrat in the field, a new Herald poll shows. In a staggering sign the GOP could abandon acting Gov. Jane M. Swift for Romney, 48 percent of Republicans surveyed now disapprove of the job Swift is doing as governor. Meanwhile, 69 percent of Republican voters view Romney favorably while only 36 percent give Swift favorable marks. And while Swift's plummeting fortune now has ...
  • Olympic Fireworks (the fireworks NBC cut away from)

    02/27/2002 8:34:22 PM PST · by Utah Girl · 4 replies · 297+ views
    KSL TV ^ | 2/27/2002
    We're going to try to make amends for the NBC's decision to cut from the live fireworks. Click on the video links below for the show from cameras placed all along the Wasatch Front. Salt Lake and the world said good-by to the 2002 Winter Games Sunday... And it was a spectacular send-off. But an unexpected decision by NBC angered hundreds... maybe thousands of KSL viewers. NBC dumped out of its coverage of Closing Ceremonies before the incredible fireworks show. That meant Salt Lake didn't get to see live coverage of the largest pyrotechnical display to ever be attempted in ...
  • Buses and mucus: International snits become inevitable

    02/26/2002 3:24:17 PM PST · by Utah Girl · 5 replies · 193+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | 2/24/2002 | Dave Barry
    SALT LAKE CITY - The mood was cranky here in the waning moments of the 2002 Winter Games: &#149;&nbsp;RUSSIA threatened to walk out of the Olympics if it was not immediately awarded gold medals in women's figure skating, the Nordic combined alpine snowshoe and two events to be named later. &#149;&nbsp;KOREA threatened to walk out of the Olympics if it did not get whatever Russia got. &#149;&nbsp;LITHUANIA threatened to walk out of the Olympics if whoever stole its lucky towel did not return it. &#149;&nbsp;PORTUGAL actually did walk out of the Olympics, but nobody noticed, so Portugal sulked back into ...
  • Please, judge me

    02/26/2002 3:26:00 PM PST · by Utah Girl · 3 replies · 224+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | 2/26/2002 | Dave Barry
    Want Olympic spirit? Introduce more subjective sports SALT LAKE CITY - The 2002 Winter Olympic games are finally over, except for curling, which hopes to wrap up by May. Thousands of visitors are leaving Utah, taking with them a lifetime supply of fond memories and soiled underwear. But the nonstop craziness of the last three weeks has forever changed the moral tone of this once-stodgy state, as evidenced by the Utah legislature's unanimous vote Saturday to legalize the sale of heroin in elementary schools. Yes, it has been quite a party, right through the upbeat Closing Ceremony, which featured Vice ...
  • Skeleton? That's how competitors usually end up

    02/26/2002 3:22:01 PM PST · by Utah Girl · 7 replies · 216+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | 2/22/2002 | Dave Barry
    PARK CITY, Utah - I came to watch the skeleton event, which involves sliding through icy turns at death-defying speeds approaching 80 miles per hour. And that was driving here in my rental car. The actual skeleton event was even scarier. Skeleton is a sport wherein competitors hurtle face-first down a twisting ice track, lying on what appears to be either a small sled or a large belt buckle. The sled has no brakes and no steering (although it does have a CD player). The competitors steer by screaming. The skeleton event has appeared in two previous Winter Olympics, in ...
  • The World Is Waiting Here

    02/26/2002 3:09:11 PM PST · by Utah Girl · 4 replies · 216+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 2/26/2002 | MARK EDDINGTON
    Delta's terminal 2 at the Salt Lake City International Airport is filled to capacity following the last day of the Olympic Winter Games as people try to make their flights on Monday.Lines of tired, cranky travelers snaked outside Salt Lake City International Airport on Monday as Olympic spectators, athletes and coaches tried to leave town on the busiest day in the airport's history. Many passengers missed their flights on Olympic sponsor Delta Air Lines, which appeared to have the most trouble accommodating the throngs that swamped Terminal 2 the day after the Closing Ceremony of the 2002 Winter Games. One ...
  • Women athletes backsliding on Oly stage (big ole gag alert)

    02/26/2002 2:54:05 PM PST · by Utah Girl · 23 replies · 339+ views
    The Deseret News ^ | 2/26/2002 | Bonnie Erbe
    The predominant lot of surprise, upset, upstage U.S. gold medals at Salt Lake this month were won by women. No, Wilbur, we have not forgotten Mr. Apolo Anton Ohno who brazenly attempted to skate past his presumed South Korean superior in the men's 1,500-meter speedskating competition, then came in second but won the Gold because his adversary illegally blocked him. He, Derek Parra and other male American athletes certainly succeeded in unexpected ways. But the athletes we Americans will all remember five years from now (if indeed we remember any of them five years from now) will be Sarah ...
  • Critics see Games as a mixed bag

    02/26/2002 2:43:13 PM PST · by Utah Girl · 8 replies · 162+ views
    The Deseret News ^ | 2/26/2002 | Jerry Spangler
    An outspoken critic of the political chicanery inherent in the Olympic movement, Ken Bullock remembers being lectured about how the community would come together once people saw the Olympic torch. But Bullock, who represents the interests of local government as a director on the Salt Lake Organizing Committee board, was doubtful until he stood on a street corner in Lehi earlier this month as thousands greeted the arrival of the torch. "(That) was right," said Bullock. "I saw people wanting to believe in ideals that superseded the struggles people have on a daily basis, a need to believe in ...
  • Great Auntie Blatch and the indomitable Snowlet

    02/26/2002 5:22:42 AM PST · by Grig · 4 replies · 217+ views
    National Post ^ | February 23, 2002 | Christie Blatchford
    SALT LAKE CITY - Gather 'round, boys and girls, so your Great Auntie Blatch, down here on the great Salt Lake, can tell you the story of how she became a wanted felon. Once upon a time, in 1998, the Olympic Games were held in Nagano, a little town in Japan. Now, the Japanese were gracious hosts, and had four special mascots to make their visitors feel welcome. These were the Snowlets, and they were very cute, and came in different forms, including big furry stuffed versions about six feet square, who walked around the Olympic Park and went to ...
  • Winners & Whiners

    02/26/2002 1:39:42 AM PST · by 2Trievers · 29 replies · 436+ views
    Hartford Courant ^ | Feb 26 2002 | Jim Shea
    We Bestow Our Own Honors For Olympic Class (And Crass) Acts By JIM SHEA Courant Staff Writer February 26 2002 Quote: "Bobsled is the champagne of the sliding sports. Skeleton is the moonshine." - Jim Shea Sacrifice: John Leclair of the American hockey team, who had a tooth knocked clean out of his mouth in a game against Germany. Besides a gold medal, we also award John a gold tooth. Motherhood: To Judy Shea, for vaulting over two Secret Service agents and a handful of police officers to hug her son, Jim Shea, right, after he won the gold. You ...
  • The Games were great. Now about that $1.9 billion ...

    02/25/2002 10:07:45 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 6 replies · 150+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | Tuesday, February 26, 2002 | By Mark Sappenfield
    SALT LAKE CITY - The conclusion of the 2002 Winter Games will leave the American Olympic movement with two legacies: 34 medals and a $1.9 billion tab. Many of the medals and memories have been linked to the emotion of having the Olympics on home soil. But with a price tag as big as some corporate mergers, the Salt Lake City Games have also raised the question of whether a fortnight of athletic excellence and international exposure is worth the money. Some answers will come in the months ahead, as four cities vie to become America's entry in the ...
  • Salt Lake Has Been a Trip for a While

    02/25/2002 6:46:59 PM PST · by Utah Girl · 1 replies · 171+ views
    The LA Times ^ | 2/25/2002 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON
    After nine years on the news staff at this newspaper, it was my good fortune in late 1998 to transfer to the Sports section. Days later, the Salt Lake bid scandal erupted. So I've been coming to Salt Lake with regularity for more than three years now, and I knew that these Games--the last in the United States for at least 10 years--would be memorable. I must admit that, after all the time spent in Salt Lake, the place kind of grows on you. Not enough to move here; let's not be ridiculous. But the mountains are beautiful, the ...
  • Dreams of diversity coming true

    02/25/2002 6:18:30 PM PST · by Utah Girl · 25 replies · 319+ views
    <p>America will see a lot of Vonetta Flowers over the next few weeks.</p> <p>The first African American to win a gold medal in the Winter Olympics will be on Letterman and Leno this week, and there's talk of a People magazine cover.</p>
  • Exhibits Presented for Insight and History - Winter Olympics (gag alert)

    02/25/2002 3:14:01 PM PST · by Utah Girl · 16 replies · 457+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 2/21/2002 | JOE LAPOINTE
    Minutes after an official Olympic event here, the actor Robert Redford sat backstage with a woman who had been forced into prostitution in Bombay. The woman, Maili Lama, said through a translator that customers as well as brothel owners are to blame for horror stories such as hers. Redford, who had presented Lama with an award for helping other women escape similar circumstances, was asked whether he favored the legalization of prostitution. He said he did and compared it to "legalizing certain drugs," a position he said he also supported. "Legalizing prostitution, given that it exists, would probably save us ...
  • Riveting Sport and an Angry Backlash (Long)

    02/25/2002 2:56:58 PM PST · by Utah Girl · 4 replies · 327+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 2/25/2002 | BILL PENNINGTON
    The buildup to the 2002 Winter Olympics could be charitably described as bumpy. An embarrassing bidding scandal, sluggish ticket sales and the specter of terrorism fed a sense of foreboding about the Games. The anxiety seemed to mock a handmade sign hanging two weeks ago outside a house 40 miles from here in the tiny town of Mountain Green: "Welcome Olympics, Feel at Home." By the end of the two weeks that followed, Americans were feeling more at home than ever at a Winter Olympics, relishing their mastery in new-age sports that spawned a record haul of 33 medals through ...
  • Utah's Changes May Be as Fleeting as Olympic Glory

    02/25/2002 1:47:13 PM PST · by Utah Girl · 43 replies · 452+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 2/24/2002 | MICHAEL JANOFSKY
    Spires of the Mormon Temple rise next to a downtown Salt Lake City office building that has been wrapped in a poster promoting the Olympics. The Games, which the city spent millions to acquire, ended Sunday.For nearly three weeks, downtown streets here, normally deserted after 6 p.m., were crowded well into the night. Store signs spoke in a rainbow of languages. Public squares were filled with exhibitions and entertainment. The Winter Olympics, a jewel that cities spend millions to acquire, transformed Salt Lake City, bringing it a rich diversity of culture and languages to lift it into the league of ...
  • In Salt Lake, One Sweet Ending

    02/25/2002 12:49:56 PM PST · by Utah Girl · 1 replies · 461+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 2/25/2002 | Rachel Alexander Nichols
    Closing Ceremonies at Winter Olympics Are Filled With Music, Celebration, Unity For 17 days, they have leapt and slid, skied and raced, cried and celebrated, watched and argued -- oh, how they've argued. But tonight, after the final protest had been lodged and the last goal scored, the athletes, delegations and hosts of the Salt Lake City Games did the most Olympic thing of all, celebrating the simple act of being together with a rousing Closing Ceremonies that at times had the feel of a hokey, well-choreographed fraternity party. Vice President Cheney came. Italian fashion houses Valentino and Versace sent ...
  • Shooting From the Lip-Russian Female Gold Pairs Skater Leaves Salt Lake, Whines Over Sharing Medal

    02/25/2002 12:42:01 PM PST · by codebreaker · 135 replies · 965+ views
    The Canada National Post ^ | February 25, 2002 | National Post Staff
    'You know... Jamie Sale and David Pelletier are good skaters and good guys.But then, why don't we have three gold medals? (at the Olympics)Russian skater Elena Berezhnaya, after she and partner Anton Sikhardulidze were forced to share pairs figure skating gold.
  • Moment of Truth-Russians Refuse to Show and Pick up Bronze Men's Hockey Medal

    02/25/2002 12:08:45 PM PST · by codebreaker · 122 replies · 627+ views
    National Post of Canada ^ | February 25, 2002 | Roy MacGregor
    It's in the first hockey article on the front page ('Canada's Moment of Truth'). Dont let the door it your backside on the way out Russkies..
  • Agents Lose Cheney Security Plan

    02/25/2002 12:05:25 PM PST · by Utah Girl · 65 replies · 396+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 2/25/2002 | KEVIN CANTERA and MICHAEL VIGH
    Vice President Dick Cheney watches hockey with his family and U.S. athletes Sunday at the E Center. (Kevork Djanseziaqn/ The Associated Press) A Secret Service document detailing security arrangements for Vice President Dick Cheney at the Olympic Closing Ceremony was left at a Salt Lake City store Sunday afternoon by two agents shopping for Games souvenirs. The agents were at Traps, which sells skateboards and apparel near the University of Utah, when they apparently forgot the sensitive document titled "site post assignment log." "It had a pretty detailed description about what was going on," said Clayton Greenhalgh, the store owner ...
  • F-15's Scrambling Over Reagan National Airport in DC

    02/25/2002 9:32:57 AM PST · by codebreaker · 158 replies · 549+ views
    FAA ^ | February 25, 2002 | Eyewitness Report
    3 F-15's scrambling overhead in attack formation.General direction over the National Cathedral...
  • Crowds, beer fueled melee (SLC)

    02/25/2002 9:37:14 AM PST · by Utah Girl · 20 replies · 300+ views
    The Deseret News ^ | 2/25/2002 | Pat Reavy and Derek Jensen
    Associated Press labeled it an "unruly crowd" and "mayhem." Cable TV's MSNBC called it a "clash." CNN reported it as "Olympic partying turned violent" and a "beer brawl." Others just described it as a "disturbance."A man lies down in the street in front of police during a riot that broke out in downtown Salt Lake City the night before the 2002 Winter Olympics ended.Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News Whatever you call the face-off late Saturday and early Sunday between police and alcohol-fueled partygoers on Main Street, both Salt Lake Police Chief Rick Dinse and Mayor Rocky Anderson say: Don't ...
  • Official Live Thread - The Closing Ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympics

    02/24/2002 2:29:17 PM PST · by Utah Girl · 1,026 replies · 1,444+ views
    The Daily Herald; Vanity ^ | 2/24/2002 | John Branch
    Little things that make up lasting Olympic memories The Olympics are too big to put into one box, so we divide them into bite-size pieces.In the end, there is no way to remember complete events, the sequential results, even what day they occurred. The names get fuzzier with each memory stored on top of the next one. For millions of people, the Olympics were what NBC brought to them. They were up close, sometimes in slow-motion, spliced into digestible nuggets with a backdrop of endless analysis. The lasting images may be of Sarah Hughes' squeal, or Apolo Ohno's fall, maybe ...
  • A Gold Medal Dream Matchup on Ice-USA VS, CANADA Live Thread

    02/24/2002 10:29:27 AM PST · by codebreaker · 420 replies · 635+ views
    MSNBC ^ | February 24, 2002 | John Davidson and Jim Lampley
    Can Canada erase 50 years of Hockey frustration, or will the U.S. and Brett Hull carry the day?Drop the puck and GAME ON!
  • Rubber Bullets Fired in Salt Lake City Center

    02/24/2002 12:24:59 AM PST · by badfreeper · 81 replies · 613+ views
    Rueters ^ | February 24, 2002 3:57 am EST | staff
    SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - Rubber bullets were fired as about 50 riot police struggled to control a rampaging crowd in central Salt Lake City, venue of the Winter Olympics, police said Sunday. The crowd of young people had broken several shop windows, Reuters eye witnesses said, and started throwing rocks and bottles at the police. They went on the rampage shortly after midnight when police tried to stop them drinking at a temporary bar set up for the Olympics. An area was cordoned off by police cars, the witnesses said. Helicopters hovered overhead with searchlights on as a series ...
  • Korean TV Report- South Korea Will Boycott Olympic Closing Ceremony

    02/23/2002 8:59:40 AM PST · by codebreaker · 68 replies · 646+ views
    South Korean 'RTR' Television Report &amp; Pradva News Agency ^ | February, 23 2002 SGT | National Olympic Committee of South Korea and Sergey Stefanov
    The National Olympic Committee of South Korea released an official statement about the demarche. The Koreans are going to boycott the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics that is to take place February 24. This decision was made because of the fact that the Olympic officials disqualifed the South Korean speedskater Kim Dong-Sung, who had won the 1.5 kilometer race according to all rules. (Russian translation-ed.) The gold medal was re-awarded to an American athlete-yes, of course. The representatives of South Korea did not hide their emotions. As RTR television channel informed, they said it was 'uncovered plundering and a ...
  • Saturday 02/23 Salt Lake Olympic Thread and ** SPOILERS**

    02/23/2002 5:02:37 AM PST · by alisasny · 135 replies · 519+ views
    The events for the day will be underway shortly. GO TEAM USA and too all freedom loving nations...GOOD LUCK. You can get live results online at this link &gt;Live Results Today's Events: Mens Slalom 12 noon est. Bobsleigh 4 men final runs 530 pm est. Cross Country 50 k mens classic 1130 pm est. Ice Hockey Mens bronze medal game Rus vs Belarus 215 pm est. Speed Skating Ladies 5000m 3 pm est. Short track Speedskating Mens 500, Ladies 1000, Mens 5000 m relay Live on NBC tonight. Saturday, Feb. 23 NBC — (Men's hockey: bronze medal; Speedskating: women's 5000), ...
  • International Skating Union rejects Russia's formal protest

    02/22/2002 5:39:41 PM PST · by GeneD · 7 replies · 259+ views
    SALT LAKE CITY -- A Russian protest seeking a duplicate gold medal for Irina Slutskaya in women's figure skating was rejected Friday by the International Skating Union. "The protest has been denied," ISU spokeswoman Aline Busset said. She said details would be included in an official statement released later in the day. Slutskaya appeared shocked when the gold medal went to America's Sarah Hughes on Thursday night. The Russian skating federation quickly protested, seeking a duplicate gold just as was awarded to Canadians Jamie Sale and David Pelletier in the pairs. Slutskaya got her highest marks from judges from Russia, ...
  • Official Live Thread - Ice Skating Exhibition

    02/22/2002 4:25:46 PM PST · by Utah Girl · 614 replies · 2,385+ views
    10:15 - 11:30 PM ET / 9:45 - 11 PM PT Figure Skating: Champions gala With all the medals safely tucked away and all the Olympic pressure gone, the exhibitions allow the skaters and audience to party. Tonight we'll see crazy outfits, difficult jumps, different kinds of music, and plenty of smiles from the athletes and spectators. Relaxation and celebration are the themes of the evening.
  • The Good People of Salt Lake

    02/22/2002 3:32:04 PM PST · by Utah Girl · 41 replies · 449+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 2/21/2002 | Mark Starr
    As the Olympics wind down, it's time for us to tip our cap to the gracious Utahans There are myriad reasons a municipality or a region decides it is worth investing decades of energy and hundreds of millions of dollars in hosting an Olympics. But for the last two American hosts, Atlanta and Salt Lake City, the principal motives have been much the same. Both had international reputations, to the extent that they had any, as provincial cities: cozy communities which might be lovely places to raise children, but you really weren't dying to visit there. Both hoped to create ...
  • A little kindness goes a long way at Olympics

    02/22/2002 2:25:44 PM PST · by UnsinkableMollyBrown · 99 replies · 718+ views
    Daily Herald ^ | Saturday, February 16 2002 | Tad Walch
    The Olympic ideal played out in real life here over the past week as a small group of Utahns embraced the struggling women's hockey team from Kazakhstan. When the team showed up in grubby gear for a practice at The Peaks Ice Arena on Feb. 8, Orem's Shannon Arnoldsen and other volunteers couldn't help but notice. "Sweden gets off the bus with matching berets and Versace outfits," said Matthew Hemmert, a volunteer who supervises team transportation. "Then Kazakhstan gets off in hospital scrubs or sweat pants with holes in them." The bus driver told Arnoldsen a sobering tale. He had ...
  • USA vs. Russia Men's Olympic Hockey Semi Final Thread

    02/22/2002 2:08:28 PM PST · by John W · 313 replies · 618+ views
    February 22,2001
    Face off 6:15 ET on CNBC.
  • USA vs. RUSSIA Hockey 6PM EST-Official Live Thread

    02/22/2002 2:10:51 PM PST · by codebreaker · 15 replies · 116+ views
    NBC ^ | February 22, 2002 | John Davidson and Jim Lampley
    Oughta be a great one.Let's all have a fair game and drop the puck!
  • Russians' challenge of figure skating results rejected

    02/22/2002 12:55:16 PM PST · by NorCoGOP · 31 replies · 386+ views
    USA Today ^ | 2/22/02 | Mike Dodd
    <p>SALT LAKE CITY — Russia's protest of Irina Slutskaya's second-place finish in Thursday's ladies figure skating final was quickly rejected Friday by the referees on the judging panel. "This was a fair and well-judged event and we see absolutely no reason (to overturn the result)," referee Britta Lindgren of Sweden told USA TODAY. "We have discussed it (the marks) with the judges and we accept their explanations." "The response has been given (to the Russians) and that's the end of it as far as we're concerned," said Chuck Foster of the United States, the assistant referee. The Russians have the option of appealing to the International Skating Union Council, but there was no immediate word if they planned to do so.</p>
  • Russia Granted Olympic Skating Inquiry (Seeking 2 Golds)

    02/22/2002 11:57:26 AM PST · by codebreaker · 104 replies · 766+ views
    CNN ^ | February 22, 2002 | Bill Hummer
    <p>CNN announced Olympic officials have granted the Russians an investigation into the 5.6 mark that was given by an Italian judge during the Ladies Skating Program.</p> <p>They are concerned that skater Irina Slutskaya was not graded properly on required elements that are available on videotape.</p>
  • Friday 02/22 Salt Lake Olympic Thread and ** SPOILERS**

    02/22/2002 5:19:03 AM PST · by alisasny · 124 replies · 851+ views
    DON'T LOOK if you DON'T WANT RESULTS | 02/22/2002
    The events for the day will be underway shortly. GO TEAM USA and too all freedom loving nations...GOOD LUCK. You can get live results online at this link >Live Results Today's Events: Bobsleigh 4 men 530 pm est Skiing Ladies Super G 12 noon est. Curling Medal games. Hockey Men's semi's Nordic Combined Sprint Speed Skating Men 10000 m 2 pm est.
  • Olympic Champion Peggy Fleming Gives Michelle Kwan a Replica of her Gold Ice Skating Medal

    02/22/2002 8:32:28 AM PST · by codebreaker · 254 replies · 2,580+ views
    MSNBC ^ | February 22, 2002 | Lester Holt
    MSNBC showed footage of a press conference and Michelle had two medals on her neck the bronze and the one given to her by Peggy Fleming.She looked liked she was about to lose it..
  • Russians May Not Show for 1980 Ice Hockey Semifinal Rematch Today

    02/22/2002 7:02:08 AM PST · by codebreaker · 104 replies · 605+ views
    FOX News ^ | February, 22 2002 | Patti Ann Brown
    <p>FOX just reported that the Russian Ice Hockey team is talking about not playing tonights showdown with the USA at 6PM EST.</p> <p>Russian Presdient Putin said that the athletes should compete after a conversation last night reported by Bob Costas with the International Olympic Committee head asking him to make sure that they would not boycott.</p>