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Heavy Medal: December 27, 2009 - January 2, 2010

Ovechkin: D.C.'s most popular athlete?

Through his time in Washington, Alex Ovechkin has quickly become a favorite among Caps fans, but is he the most popular sports figure in the nation's capital? Washington Post blogger Dan Steinberg pondered that in his D.C. Sports Bog last...

By John Kiernan  |  January 2, 2010; 2:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Alex Ovechkin , Ice hockey  
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Ovechkin's mother was in the Olympics

Vancouver won't be Alex Ovechkin's first Olympics -- and it's hardly a novel thing for his family. Ovechkin led Russia to a fifth-place finish and was named to the all-tournament team in Turin in 2006, scoring a team-high five goals...

By Jon DeNunzio  |  January 2, 2010; 10:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Alex Ovechkin , Ice hockey  
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Snowboard, alpine ski team could carry U.S.

Shaun White is the linchpin of one of the top teams that the U.S. will bring to Vancouver. The Washington Post's Barry Svrluga wrote about the expectations facing the ski and snowboard teams in a Jan. 26 article: The snowboard...

By John Kiernan  |  January 2, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Shaun White , Snowboard  
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Shaun White's video games

It's not just snowboarding, skateboarding and clothing design for Shaun White. He also has his own video game. Shaun White Snowboarding launched in 2008 -- that's the trailer for the game above -- followed by Shaun White Snowboarding: World...

By John Kiernan  |  January 2, 2010; 8:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Shaun White , Snowboard  
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