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Americans skate past Czech Republic with ease, eye semifinals tilt with rival Canadians

...after he made just eight saves. He was replaced by Alexander Salak, who stopped 12 shots.Since the Czechs won the 1998 Olympics, the first with NHL players, they have won only a bronze medal in 2006.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/hockey/2014-02-19/americans-skate-past-czech
Germany's Szewczenko leads after short program at Nations Cup

...which he previewed at the Nations Cup, but designed for the 1998 Olympics at Nagano. The Canadian champion long acknowledged as a technical...19-21, the last major international competition before the 1998 Olympics in Nagano, Japan.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/11/01/oth_216878.shtml
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Injured Kwan will petition for Olympic skating spot

...petitioning U.S. Skating - and will almost certainly be added, if healthy. Kwan, 25, won a silver medal at the 1998 Olympics and a bronze in 2002. In 1994, Nancy Kerrigan missed nationals after being injured in an attack at a practice rink...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/01/05/oly_39891.shtml
Olympics
Wilson gets new contract from Sharks

...victories. Wilson also will coach the United States at the World Cup of Hockey. He was behind the American bench for the 1998 Olympics and two World Championships, and he led the U.S. team to victory at the 1996 World Cup.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/08/03/hoc_424135.shtml
Hockey
Thrashers goalie gets late call to join Czech Olympic team

...Hnilicka said in a telephone interview from Atlanta. "But that's OK." Hnilicka was a backup goalie at the 1998 Olympics, but he didn't play as Dominik Hasek led the Czechs to a surprising gold medal. The Thrashers goalie is unlikely...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/02/14/oly_333421.shtml
Olympics
Olympics Notebook

...plans," Hnilicka said in a telephone interview from Atlanta. "But that's OK." Hnilicka was a backup at the 1998 Olympics, but he didn't play as Dominek Hasek led the Czechs to a surprising gold medal. Hasek and Philadelphia's Roman...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/02/14/oly_333423.shtml
Olympics
NHL now a league of many nations

...standings, but its very personality. The balance of power clearly shifted to the East during the European-dominated 1998 Olympics in Nagano, won by the Czech Republic. Canada didn't even medal in its most popular sport, and the only mark left...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/02/08/hoc_281910.shtml
Hockey
Teams might have to toss T-shirts

...significant move made by Nieuwendyk since he was hired May 31. Nieuwendyk, who played for Crawford on Team Canada in the 1998 Olympics, lauded Crawford's wealth of experience. He has coached the 15th-most games in NHL history at 987.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/06/12/hoc_527380.shtml
Hockey
Olympics a valuable franchise again

...the 20-rating plateau four times (opening and closing ceremonies, both nights of women's figure skating). The 1998 Olympics had three such nights, the 1994 Olympics had 16, and the 1992 Albertville Olympics had six. Salt Lake City started...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/02/26/oly_335740.shtml
Olympics
Russia's Yagudin wins figure skating gold

...I began to dream about this for years ago, when I went to Nagano," said Yagudin, who finished fifth in the 1998 Olympics. "There, I finally realized I can do it." MP The eventless result was the first step back from one of the greatest...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/02/15/oly_333701.shtml
Olympics