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King meets Russian gay teenager in Sochi; texts Jason Collins after whirlwind trip

...attended the closing ceremony with a U.S. delegation that included former Olympic gold-medal winning speedskaters Bonnie Blair and Eric Heiden."They are iconic. They are speedskating to me, they put it on the map," King said. BREAKTHROUGHS...

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Sochi Games delegate Boitano says sexual orientation only 'one part' of him

...a two-time medalist in women's hockey, will attend the closing ceremony with Olympic speed skating champions Bonnie Blair and Eric Heiden."I have been fortunate to represent the United States of America in three different Olympics, and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2013-12-19/sochi-games-delegate-boi
Zhang Hong pulls stunner to give China its first speedskating gold

...earned bronze in 1:14.90.Hong's winning margin ? 0.67 ? was the largest in the women's 1,000 since Bonnie Blair's runaway victory at the 1994 Lillehammer Games. In fact, it was larger than the past four Olympic races combined...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2014-02-13/zhang-hong-pulls-stunner
Speedskaters struggle once flame goes out

...produced some of the most iconic figures in U.S. Olympic history, from Eric Heiden and Dan Jansen to Sheila Young and Bonnie Blair. At the past three Winter Games, speedskaters were chosen to carry the American flag at the opening ceremonies. In...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/10/30/oth_553767.shtml
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Sports digest

...Bradley birdied five of the first six holes and finished at 6-under 66 for a 72-hole total of 276. 1986 Speedskater Bonnie Blair sets a U.S. Olympic Festival record for total medals won with 16 and total golds with 10 by taking two titles. 1986...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/07/27/oth_349826.shtml
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Americans atop the medal chart in speedskating

...years ago, when Witty captured the only two medals. This team doesn't have a dominating presence such as Heiden or Bonnie Blair, which is actually good news for the future. Amazingly, the seven speedskating medals have gone to seven different...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/02/19/oly_334358.shtml
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Le May Doan cruises to another 500 title

...won her second straight Olympic 500-meter title on Thursday night, putting her within one gold medal of matching Bonnie Blair. Le May Doan crossed the line in 37.45 seconds, giving her an aggregate time in the two-day event of 1 minute...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/02/15/oly_333651.shtml
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Games cooking up an Olympic-sized buffet

...Olympics. The hamburger franchise inside the Athletes Village is expected to serve more than 4,000 hamburgers each day. Bonnie Blair, who has won five Olympic gold medals in speedskating, said besides being a necessity for success, food was a motivator...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/02/08/oly_332285.shtml
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Australia ready to host

...Atlanta, so it won't be quite as startling this time. Swimmer Jenny Thompson needs one more gold to break a tie with Bonnie Blair for the most decorated female Olympian ever. But except for a semi-topless pose in Sports Illustrated she has not...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/09/11/oly_295596.shtml
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Countries battle for pool dominance

...United States. Could become the most decorated female Olympian in U.S. history. She is tied with speedskater Bonnie Blair with five gold medals and will swim three events in Sydney. Dara Torres, United States. At 33, she is the oldest...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/09/11/oly_295599.shtml
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