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2006-02-18 08:02:24

By Jane Barrett TURIN (Reuters) - How cold is a block of ice? That question keeps Dennis Allen busy from morning to night as he cools and warms the Palavela rink in Turin, trying to concoct perfect conditions for two very different sports. As figure skaters twirl and spin during practice, Allen takes the ice's temperature and starts to freeze it harder for the short track skating competition later in the evening. "It's hard to satisfy everyone," Allen said, sitting back and...

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