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2006-02-16 07:48:56

By Mark Ledsom SAN SICARIO (Reuters) - French biathlete Florence Baverel-Robert pulled off a stunning upset by winning the gold medal in Thursday's 7.5-km Olympic sprint. The 31-year-old, who had never won a top-level competition in 15 years of trying, hit all ten targets before completing the course in a time of 23 minutes, 21.4 seconds. "I can't believe it. I really wasn't expected to win," Baverel-Robert told reporters after being hoisted into the air by her team. "I thought I...

2006-02-07 09:33:31

By Karolos Grohmann TURIN (Reuters) - Germany's three-time Olympic luge gold medallist Georg Hackl has refused to be his country's flagbearer during Friday's Turin Olympics opening ceremony He wants to focus on his race the next day, a team official said on Tuesday. "He said he cannot do it because of his race on Saturday so we are now in the process of finding another one," a German team official told Reuters. "He just could not come down from the mountains, do the ceremony and...

2006-02-05 08:18:24

By Mark Ledsom GENEVA (Reuters) - Norway's Ole Einar Bjoerndalen will again be the man to beat in this month's Olympic biathlon disciplines following his unprecedented sweep of the gold medals in Salt Lake four years ago. Now aged 32, Bjoerndalen could even go one better than the four golds won in 2002 thanks to the introduction of a new fifth discipline, the 15-kilometre mass start. Just as at the last Games, however, the Norwegian is set to face a strong challenge from 31-year-old...

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  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.