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Heavy Medal: January 31, 2010 - February 6, 2010

Bode Miller: Media blew Turin 'completely out of proportion'

Bode Miller's back for another Olympics, and though he doesn't enter these Games with the same level of acclaim as what preceded him four years ago in Turin, Miller writes in his blog, "I'm looking forward to the Olympics more...

By Matthew Rennie  |  February 4, 2010; 10:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Skiing , Vancouver 2010  
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Angela Ruggiero could join IOC athletes' commission

U.S. women's hockey player Angela Ruggiero is under consideration for one of two openings on the International Olympic Committee athletes' commission, the Colorado Springs Gazette reports. Ruggiero could help the U.S. Olympic Committee repair its overseas image and give the...

By Matthew Rennie  |  February 4, 2010; 10:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  IOC , Ice hockey , U.S. Olympic Committee , Vancouver 2010  
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U.S. Olympic hockey loses another defenseman

The United States men's hockey team lost another defenseman when the Maple Leafs announced that Mike Komisarek will have shoulder surgery that will end his season. The U.S. team already had lost New Jersey Devils defenseman Paul Martin because of...

By Matthew Rennie  |  February 4, 2010; 9:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Ice hockey , Vancouver 2010  
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Coaching U.S. women, Johnson needs no miracle

Few fans of Olympic hockey will forget Mark Johnson, who scored two goals in the United States' "Miracle on Ice" victory over the Soviet Union during the Lake Placid Games in 1980. Johnson is back in the Olympics again this...

By Matthew Rennie  |  February 2, 2010; 4:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Ice hockey , Vancouver 2010  
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U.S. hockey team loses defenseman Martin

A broken left forearm will keep New Jersey Devils defenseman Paul Martin off the American hockey team during the Vancouver Olympics. Martin, who was injured at Pittsburgh on Oct. 24 when he was hit by Bill Guerin's shot, was told...

By Matthew Rennie  |  February 2, 2010; 1:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Ice hockey , Vancouver 2010  
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Daron Rahlves expected to be ready after X Games crash

A violent crash in last week's Winter X Games isn't expected to keep Daron Rahlves out of the first Olympic skicross race Feb. 21 in Vancouver. U.S. Ski and Snowboard CEO Bill Marolt said he expects Rahlves and fellow American...

By Matthew Rennie  |  February 2, 2010; 12:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Skiing , Vancouver 2010  
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Who designed that helmet?

What does Laddie Lee Whitworth of Pocatello, Idaho have to do with the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver? Well, the retired machinist is responsible for the design on the helmet Lindsey Vonn will wear when she skis in competition. Vonn...

By John Kiernan  |  February 2, 2010; 10:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Lindsey Vonn , Skiing  
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Ohno and father: A drive to succeed

As Vicki Michaelis recounted in a recent USA Today profile of Apolo Anton Ohno, the speedskater spent most of his weekends during his childhood with his father, Yuki Ohno, in their Volkswagen, driving the three hours to short-track competitions in...

By Coryn Connelly-Cabreros  |  February 1, 2010; 11:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Apolo Anton Ohno , Short Track Speedskating  
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