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Heavy Medal: October 12, 2008 - October 18, 2008

Skating's Johnny Weir Laments Scoring System

In figure-skating circles, Johnny Weir is famous for his theatrics on and off the ice--his expressive movements that push the boundary of standard interpretation, his penchant for costumes replete with velvet, feathers and sequins; his disarming candor. But Weir,...

By Liz Clarke  |  October 16, 2008; 7:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Figure Skating  
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Liukin Named 2008 Sportswoman of the Year

Nastia Liukin, who won five medals at the Beijing Olympics, including the coveted All-Around gold, has been honored as the 2008 Sportswoman of the Year by the Women's Sports Foundation. Liukin, 18, received her latest award at the organization's...

By Liz Clarke  |  October 15, 2008; 6:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Area Fighters to Mexico Tournament

Featherweight Kevin Rivers and lightweight Traon Bynum -- both of Fort Washington, Md. -- are among the 11 athletes who will represent the United States at the AIBA Youth World Championships in Guadalajara, Mexico, later this month. Rivers, 18, graduated...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  October 14, 2008; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Carl Lewis Will Help Evaluate U.S. Track

Olympic legend Carl Lewis and fellow Olympic gold medal winner Benita Fitzgerald Mosley will participate in a high-performance audit designed to evaluate how USA Track and Field prepares its top athletes for elite international competitions, USATF Chief Executive Doug Logan...

By Amy Shipley  |  October 14, 2008; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Swimming Grand Prix Schedule Announced

The six-meet schedule for the 2008-09 USA Swimming Grand Prix Series was announced today. Swimmers receive points for medals earned at the meets, and $20,000 will be awarded the swimmer with the most points at the end of the series....

By Tracee Hamilton  |  October 13, 2008; 1:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Smith Second in Parallel Slalom

Adam Smith of Bend, Ore., finished second in the season-opening parallel slalom snowboarding World Cup in the Netherlands last Friday. "I'm super pumped. It's a good start to the season and it carries momentum into the next World Cups for...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  October 13, 2008; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Snowboard  
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Spillane Wins 1st National Title

Johnny Spillane won his first nordic combined national title this past weekend in Lake Placid, N.Y. "I've been second and third a lot of times, so it was nice to finally win one," said Spillane, who trailed Bill Demong in...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  October 13, 2008; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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