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2006-02-16 05:17:29

By Bill Barclay PRAGELATO, Italy (Reuters) - Germany will start with a 10-second advantage in the 4x5 km cross-country section of the Nordic combined on Thursday after retaining their lead in the ski jumping section. Austria will start the relay in second place, 13 seconds ahead of third-placed Russia, with defending champions Finland a further 12 seconds behind the Russians in fourth. Russian Sergej Maslennikov again produced the longest jump of Thursday's rescheduled ski jumping...

2006-02-15 07:56:40

By Bill Barclay PRAGELATO, Italy (Reuters) - Norway, historically one of the most successful nations at the Winter Olympics, appears to have lost its Midas touch. Before this year's Games, the Scandinavian nation with a population of only 4.5 million boasted a tally of 96 golds since the Games were first staged in 1924, a number bettered only by the Germans and Russia/Soviet Union. Norway also won the highest number of gold medals at the 2002 Salt Lake Games with 13. Four years on,...

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 12:00:59

By Gideon Long PRAGELATO, Italy (Reuters) - Georg Hettich of Germany staged a major upset on the opening day of the Winter Olympics on Saturday when he won the gold medal in the Nordic combined individual Gundersen. The 27-year-old had never won a medal at an Olympics or a world championships and had not even won a World Cup event. But he led after the ski jumping part of the competition and clung on to his lead in the cross-country skiing despite a fierce assault toward the end...

2006-02-10 11:31:48

By Antonella Ciancio and Karolos Grohmann TURIN (Reuters) - A row over doping threatened to taint the opening of the Winter Olympics on Friday as athletes and dignitaries prepared for an inaugural ceremony launching two weeks of sport. An Italian official said several Winter Olympics athletes had tested positive for doping in pre-Games drugs checks but the International Olympic Committee rejected his statement. In an apparent separate development that enraged the German team, eight...

2006-02-10 03:35:55

TURIN (Reuters) - Eight cross-country skiers including an Olympic gold medallist have been suspended for five days after tests showed they had an abnormally high red blood cell count on the day the Turin Winter Olympics open. The International Ski Federation (FIS) said on Friday that among the athletes was German Evi Sachinbacher Stehle, 25, who was a gold medallist in the women's relay in Salt Lake City and also won a silver in the women's sprint at the same Games. Sean Crooks...

2006-02-07 10:08:03

By Clare Fallon TURIN (Reuters) - Ski racing has grown stale and its masters are opposed to change, Olympic favorite Bode Miller says. A second tour, to rival the World Cup, would spice up competition and generate more interest in the sport, Miller told a pre-Olympic news conference on Tuesday. "Right now there is no competition at all, I think things have gotten rather stale," the American said. "One of the disappointing and hard things to deal with is that FIS (the International...

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