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2006-02-14 06:30:00

Zhang Dan is only 20 and probably knows nothing of the great acts of courage and defiance which have graced the Olympics Games over the past 110 years.

2006-02-13 22:07:20

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - NBC's first three days of Winter Olympics coverage, punctuated by news that the U.S. team's biggest name had dropped out, dominated Nielsen's prime-time ratings but posted predictably sharp declines from the 2002 Salt Lake City Games.

2006-02-13 07:25:01

By Rachel Sanderson TURIN (Reuters) - One of the places to be at these Olympics is outside a luxury goods store in downtown Turin.

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.

2006-02-13 04:20:00

Unassuming Barbara Salmoiraghi is in the front lines of a swat team that can make frenzied beer-guzzling men take their hats off.

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.

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.

2006-02-11 18:27:47

By Pritha Sarkar TURIN (Reuters) - Tatiana Totmianina and Maxim Marinin took their first step toward continuing Russia's domination of the Winter Olympic pairs title with a spectacular short program on Saturday.

2006-02-11 14:23:31

TURIN (Reuters) - Americans Rena Inoue and John Baldwin became the first pairs skaters to complete a throw triple Axel at the Winter Olympics on Saturday.

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.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.