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2006-02-14 09:04:25

By Gideon Long PRAGELATO, Italy (Reuters) - Sweden won their first Winter Olympic gold medals for 12 years on Tuesday when their men and women triumphed within 20 minutes of each other in the cross-country skiing team sprints. Former world sprint champion Thobias Fredriksson and team mate Bjoern Lind surged to victory in the men's race just after Anna Dahlberg and Lina Andersson had triumphed in the women's. They were Sweden's first medals of any color at these Games and made up for...

2006-02-14 06:45:39

By Gideon Long PRAGELATO, Italy (Reuters) - Anna Dahlberg and Lina Andersson gave Sweden their first gold medal of the Turin Olympics on Tuesday when they won the women's team sprint in the cross-country skiing. Beckie Scott, a gold medallist from Salt Lake City, and Sara Renner had to settle for silver for Canada after Renner's pole broke on the third lap. A Norwegian at the side of the track handed her another one but it was too long, and it was not until the next change-over...

2006-02-13 19:23:05

TURIN (Reuters) - Six more gold medals are up for grabs on day four of the Winter Games on Tuesday. Action in the cross-country skiing women's team sprint final will center on the appearance of Germany's Olympic champion Evi Sachenbacher Stehle who can now race following her five-day suspension for having abnormally high red blood cell levels. In the men's event, Sweden's Thobias Fredriksson has recovered from illness and will partner Bjoern Lind in a bid to give Sweden their first...

2006-02-13 07:23:24

By Mark Ledsom SAN SICARIO (Reuters) - The Olympic opening ceremony was not even underway last Friday before the first decisions of the Turin Winter Games were being announced. These were not medals awarded on the rink, the track or the slope, however, but rather the first set of legal verdicts to be handed down by a locally convened division of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). Founded by the International Olympic Committee in 1984 -- before being reformed into an...

2006-02-11 16:48:22

By Ossian Shine TURIN (Reuters) - Heartache and euphoria swept through the Winter Olympics in almost equal measure on Saturday as competition at the sporting extravaganza got underway. Germany won the first two golds of the Games but while tears of joy glistened at medal ceremonies, those of a more bitter variety were shed over a doping ban and administrative suspensions. U.S. first lady Laura Bush was in town to see Chad Hedrick win America's first gold, in the 5,000 meters...

2006-02-11 13:31:59

By Elizabeth Piper TURIN (Reuters) - German men took the first two gold medals in the 20th Winter Games on Saturday but the Olympic dream was spoilt for one team member when a sports arbitration court refused to lift a five-day suspension. U.S. speed skater Chad Hedrick also brought a smile to U.S. first lady Laura Bush and started his quest to equal a record medal haul of five golds by winning his first in the 5,000 meters. The speedskating rink shook to Italian screams, though,...

2006-02-11 11:36:35

By Elizabeth Piper TURIN (Reuters) - German men took the first two gold medals in the 20th Winter Games on Saturday but the Olympic dream was spoilt for one team member when a sports arbitration court refused to lift a five-day suspension. Germans screamed with delight when Michael Greis won the 20 km skiing-and-shooting individual biathlon event and Georg Hettich staged a major upset to take the men's individual 15 km Nordic combined hill Gundersen event, which includes...

2006-02-11 11:27:35

By Ossian Shine TURIN (Reuters) - Cross-country skier Evi Sachenbacher Stehle's appeal to be allowed to race in the Winter Olympics women's 15-km pursuit was thrown out by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Saturday. Sachenbacher Stehle was one of 12 cross-country skiers suspended for five days after the International Ski Federation (FIS) ruled they could not safely compete due to an abnormally high red blood cell count. She was a medal contender for the event, which is her...

2006-02-11 10:34:32

TURIN (Reuters) - German cross-country skier Evi Sachenbacher Stehle's appeal to be allowed to race in the women's 15-km pursuit was thrown out by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Saturday. Sachenbacher Stehle was one of 12 cross-country skiers suspended for five days after the International Ski Federation ruled they could not safely compete due to their abnormally high red blood cell count. Her German team had lodged an appeal with CAS saying she had a naturally higher count...

2006-02-10 18:20:59

By Ossian Shine TURIN (Reuters) - Abnormally high blood counts among 12 Olympic cross-country skiers marred the start of the Winter Games on Friday, launched in a glitzy ceremony of music and pyrotechnics. The 12 have been suspended for five days and will miss events after the International Ski Federation ruled they could not safely compete due to their high red blood cell count. The last four suspensions were announced as hundreds of dancers led spectators on a trip through Italian...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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