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Heavy Medal: January 17, 2010 - January 23, 2010

Olympic roundup: Figure skating lacks star power

(L-R) Rachael Flatt, Mirai Nagasu and Ashley Wagner aren't exactly household names, unless your household is comprised of figure-skating fanatics. (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) While U.S. Olympic figure skating rosters have typically pit celebrated young women against each other, The...

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  January 21, 2010; 11:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Figure Skating , Ice hockey , Skiing , Vancouver 2010  
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Johnson heads U.S. ski jumping team

Anders Johnson, who made his Olympic debut as a 16-year-old in Turin in 2006, will be joined by newcomers Nick Alexander and Peter Frenette on the three-member U.S. ski jumping team....

By Matthew Rennie  |  January 20, 2010; 6:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Ski Jumping , Vancouver 2010  
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Who wears the 'C'? In Olympic hockey, it's not so easy

When your roster includes many of the best hockey players in the world, each accustomed to leadership roles on his respective NHL team, naming a captain is either really easy (so many candidates to choose from) or really difficult (but...

By Matthew Rennie  |  January 20, 2010; 5:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Ice hockey , Vancouver 2010  
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Does Weir still have it?

There's no doubt Johnny Weir can make an impression on fans watching the men's figure skating competition in Vancouver. As longtime Olympic writer Phil Hersh of the Chicago Tribune wrote in a recent column: Johnny Weir always has been comfortable...

By Coryn Connelly-Cabreros  |  January 19, 2010; 6:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Figure Skating , Johnny Weir  
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Whistler's weather could send skiing downhill

Looking forward to the alpine skiing next month in Vancouver? You might need to be patient. Gian-Franco Kasper, the president of the International Ski Federation (FIS), has serious concerns about whether the weather will allow the events to take place...

By Matthew Rennie  |  January 19, 2010; 5:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Skiing , Vancouver 2010  
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American cross country team unveiled

Kikkan Randall, whose silver medal at the world championships last year made her the first American woman to medal in cross country skiing at the world championships or Olympics, headlines the eight-member U.S. cross country team. Randall and Kris Freeman...

By Matthew Rennie  |  January 19, 2010; 5:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Cross-country skiing , Vancouver 2010  
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Snowboarder Davis injured in four-wheeler crash

The U.S. snowboarding team lost another top contender for next month's Winter Games in Vancouver when Danny Davis, suffered a season-ending back injury when he crashed a four-wheeler into a closed gate. Davis was dedicating his season to Kevin Pearce,...

By Matthew Rennie  |  January 19, 2010; 5:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Snowboard , Vancouver 2010  
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