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2006-02-22 12:05:42

By Pritha Sarkar TURIN (Reuters) - Irina Slutskaya arrived at the Winter Olympics as the queen of figure skating. The owner of two world and a record seven European crowns, the Russian had been expected to look down at her challengers from the top of the short program standings. Sasha Cohen, however, had other ideas. The 21-year-old Californian, who has yet to win any major international title, dislodged Slutskaya from her throne on Tuesday. Cohen's unexpected lead of 0.03 of a...

2006-02-21 19:31:01

By Pritha Sarkar TURIN (Reuters) - Emily Hughes arrived in Turin without any illusions about her medal prospects. She did, however, have the most famous cheering squad in town. "Hughes Gotta Believe" proclaimed a giant blue and white banner from the third tier of the stands as the 17-year-old skated onto the ice for Tuesday's short program. Among the dozen people holding up the message, one face stood out -- that of Olympic champion and proud big sister Sarah Hughes. "I know how...

2006-02-19 11:53:41

TURIN (Reuters) - American figure skater Emily Hughes acted as courier service on Sunday, handing Irina Slutskaya her costume for the Winter Olympics. Hughes was given the task of transporting the Russian gold medal favorite's outfit from the United States to Turin as the pair share the same Manhattan-based designer Tania Bass. Bass entrusted Hughes with the task as soon as she heard the 17-year-old American would be making a late dash to the Olympics to replace the injured Michelle...

2006-02-17 14:33:33

By Pritha Sarkar TURIN (Reuters) - At the Salt Lake City Olympics, Emily Hughes was an outsider looking in. The then 13-year-old was among 15,000 roaring fans at the Salt Lake Ice Center cheering on her sister Sarah Hughes, who caused one of the biggest upsets in figure skating history to capture the 2002 women's Olympic crown. Fast forward four years and the tables have been turned. Emily unexpectedly made a late dash for Turin after fellow American and sentimental favorite...

2006-02-12 12:23:47

TURIN (Reuters) - Emily Hughes will follow in the footsteps of big sister and 2002 Olympic champion Sarah Hughes when she makes her debut at the Turin Winter Games. The 17-year-old was biting into a Japanese delicacy named after her sibling when she heard the news that she too would get a chance at achieving Olympic glory after Michelle Kwan withdrew from the competition with a groin injury. "I was in a Japanese restaurant late last night and was having some sushi called the Sarah...

2006-02-12 10:25:11

By Pritha Sarkar TURIN (Reuters) - Michelle Kwan's decade-long hunt for Olympic gold came to a tearful end on Sunday after the American pulled out of the Winter Olympics with a groin strain. One of the most successful skaters of all time, she owns a record-equaling nine U.S. national titles and five world crowns. Yet the woman who was barely more than a child when she captured the world title at 15, chasing the Olympic dream proved to be her downfall. In 1994, Kwan qualified for...

2006-02-12 06:33:43

By Pritha Sarkar TURIN (Reuters) - American Michelle Kwan pulled out of the Winter Olympics on Sunday after suffering a groin injury during practice. Kwan, a five-times world champion, sustained a groin strain on Saturday at the Palaghiaccio practice ice rink in Turin, the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) said. "Taking myself off the team is the most difficult decision I've ever had to make but it's the right decision," Kwan said in a statement. "This injury prevents me from skating...

2006-01-27 21:57:41

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Michelle Kwan, who missed this month's national championships with a groin injury, was named in the U.S. Olympic figure skating team on Friday after judges found her fit to compete. The U.S. Figure Skating Association's (USFSA) International Committee ignited controversy when it selected Kwan ahead of Emily Hughes, who finished third at the national championships. That decision was contingent on the nine-times U.S. champion and Olympic silver...

2006-01-27 21:00:43

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Michelle Kwan, who missed this month's national championships with a groin injury, was named in the U.S. Olympic figure skating team on Friday. The U.S. Figure Skating Association's (USFSA) International Committee controversially selected Kwan ahead of Emily Hughes, who finished third at the national championships. That decision was contingent on the nine-times U.S. champion and Olympic silver medallist proving that she was sufficiently...

2006-01-25 18:20:20

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Michelle Kwan's Olympic fate will be determined Friday when the five-times world champion performs for a panel trying to assess her fitness. Kwan, who will run through her short and free programs, was injured at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships two weeks ago in St. Louis and was unable to secure a top-three finish. The 25-year-old Kwan successfully petitioned U.S. Figure Skating to land a spot on the team but must prove she has sufficiently recovered from...


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