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2006-02-23 12:21:19

By Karolos Grohmann TURIN (Reuters) - German speedskater Anni Friesinger has pulled out of Saturday's 5,000 meters race, hours after she placed fourth in her strongest event, the 1,500, and left the ice rink in tears, a German team official said.

2006-02-23 11:00:00

The ouster of the United States men's ice hockey team from the Olympic Games has capped the decline of a once-powerful American program that now must rebuild.

2006-02-23 09:50:38

By Elizabeth Piper TURIN (Reuters) - With a doping scandal refusing to fade, Austria locked horns with Olympic chiefs on Thursday accusing them of punishing their team unnecessarily. Austria were not the only team to be licking their wounds.

2006-02-23 09:32:02

By Steve Keating TURIN (Reuters) - Battered by scandal and failure, Wayne Gretzky was reassessing his future with Canada's Olympic ice hockey team on Thursday after the defending champions exited the Turin Games in a 2-0 quarter-final defeat by Russia.

2006-02-23 09:23:37

By Steve Keating TURIN (Reuters) - Battered by scandal and failure, Wayne Gretzky was reassessing his future with Canada's Olympic ice hockey team on Thursday after the defending champions exited the Turin Games in a 2-0 quarter-final defeat by Russia.

2006-02-23 09:16:37

By Elizabeth Piper TURIN (Reuters) - With a doping scandal refusing to fade, Austria locked horns with Olympic chiefs on Thursday accusing them of punishing their team unnecessarily. Austria were not the only team to be licking their wounds.

2006-02-23 09:11:37

By Sophie Hardach SESTRIERE, Italy (Reuters) - The head of the Austrian Ski Federation on Thursday met an Italian prosecutor probing the possible use of illegal substances or methods by Olympic athletes, a Federation spokesman said. "He is in Turin, meeting the prosecutor," the spokesman said.

2006-02-23 05:10:00

By Steve Keating TURIN (Reuters) - Canadians and Americans were nursing Olympic hockey hangovers on Thursday as the shock of being bounced from the Turin Winter Games began to sink in.

2006-02-22 15:03:00

By Karolos Grohmann TURIN (Reuters) - Canadian speedskater Cindy Klassen raised her medals tally at the Turin Games to four after winning the women's 1,500 meters on Wednesday in spectacular fashion.

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.


Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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