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2006-02-17 06:59:36

By Antonella Ciancio TURIN (Reuters) - Russian biathlete Olga Pyleva, expelled from the Winter Olympics following a positive doping test, will be questioned by Turin magistrates, judicial sources said on Friday. Pyleva, 30, tested positive for a banned stimulant in pre-Games testing and the International Olympic Committee sent her file to the magistrates to decide whether to launch an investigation. "She will be questioned by Turin magistrates," the source told Reuters. It was not...

2006-02-17 06:39:01

TURIN (Reuters) - Russian biathlete Olga Pyleva, expelled from the Winter Olympics following a positive doping test, will be questioned by Turin magistrates, judicial sources said on Friday. An agreement before the Games between the Italian government and the International Olympic Committee meant that any athlete failing a drugs test would be liable to a criminal prosecution. Pyleva, 30, tested positive for a banned stimulant in pre-Games testing.

2006-02-16 06:15:00

By Karolos Grohmann TURIN -- Several cross-country skiers who registered high hemoglobin levels days before the Turin Winter Games opened must have taken banned substances, World Anti-Doping Agency chief Dick Pound said on Thursday. "Frankly, we think we are dealing with doping," Pound, also an International Olympic Committee (IOC) member, told Reuters. "It is too much of a coincidence to have 12 athletes with hugely high Hb (hemoglobin) levels just before the Games." The IOC is responsible...

2006-02-14 17:51:13

By Steve Keating TURIN (Reuters) - A defiant Wayne Gretzky said on Tuesday he expects to be saddled with the blame if Canada fails to win the ice hockey gold medal at the Turin Olympics. "If we don't win the gold medal obviously I'm going to get blamed," said Gretzky, Team Canada's executive director. "But I've been blamed for losses before and it's not going to change my life." Earlier in the day, Gretzky and his hand-picked team arrived in Turin under a cloak of secrecy to defend...

2006-02-14 15:50:28

By Steve Keating TURIN (Reuters) - A defiant Wayne Gretzky said on Tuesday he expects to be saddled with the blame if Canada fails to win the ice hockey gold medal at the Turin Olympics. "If we don't win the gold medal obviously I'm going to get blamed," said Gretzky, Team Canada's executive director. "But I've been blamed for losses before and it's not going to change my life." Earlier in the day, Gretzky and his hand-picked team arrived in Turin under a cloak of secrecy to defend...

2006-02-14 12:07:59

By Steve Keating TURIN (Reuters) - When the Italian women took the ice in their Olympic ice hockey opener their objective was to hold Canada to less than 20 goals. The Italian men, however, have much higher ambitions as they prepare to meet top-ranked Canada's lineup of NHL all-stars in their tournament opener on Wednesday. "We're out to win," said Ron Ivany, a long time assistant coach with the Italian team. "We're confident, we know we can compete. "We've played a lot of elite...

2006-02-14 11:23:01

By Jane Barrett TURIN (Reuters) - With so much energy going into racing there's not much time for romance at the Olympics But athletes and fans were still finding ways to celebrate Valentine's Day on Tuesday with bunches of roses being presented to skiers, parties planned for the evening and trips to Italy's sweet spots for those who have already competed. At the training run for the women's downhill, Austrian Michaela Dorfmeister walked out of the arrivals ring with three bouquets...

2006-02-14 08:47:19

By Alan Crosby TURIN (Reuters) - Wayne Gretzky and Canada's hockey team arrived in Turin on Tuesday to defend their gold medal but questions over illegal gambling followed him across the Atlantic and threatened to overshadow their Olympic bid. Looking tired after a long overnight flight from Toronto, Gretzky arrived with his family in Turin along with the team he handpicked as executive director of Team Canada. With Gretzky was his wife, actress Janet Jones, who has been implicated...

2006-02-14 06:30:00

By Jon Bramley TURIN -- 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. But on Monday night she wrote her own piece of Games history which will never be forgotten by the thousands who witnessed it in the ice rink or the many millions who watched on television. The tiny, elfin-faced ice dancer had an outside chance of a gold when she and partner Zhang Hao took to the ice to round off a...

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. Nielsen Media Research figures on Monday also showed that the first three days of NBC'S tape-delayed broadcasts from the Winter Games in Turin, Italy, fell short of ratings posted by the opening weekend of the...


Word of the Day
kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'