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Euro sweep has Russians primed for Nagano

...sooner had the U.S. championships ended a week ago than talk began of a 1-2-3 Olympic showing. That riled Maria Butyrskaya, the five-time Russian champ who finally took an international crown Saturday. "I read the American papers after...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/01/19/oth_220866.shtml
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Overtime

...He also plans to appear on a weekly TV program about fishing. Figure skating Butyrskaya wins third European title Maria Butyrskaya won her third European women's figure skating title in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Saturday despite three mistakes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/01/20/oth_334042.shtml
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It's last-chance time for American stars

...Germany's Tanja Szewczenko, withdrew from the Olympics because she has been sick for the past week. That still leaves Maria Butyrskaya of Russia and Surya Bonaly of France to try to spoil the American party. The women, who skate Wednesday and Friday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/02/16/edi_222585.shtml
Editorials
IOC: more changes to figure skating results possible

...identified by officials as a stimulant, was taken inadvertently to treat bronchitis. - December 1999: Russian Maria Butyrskaya's car was blown up in front of her home on the eve of the Russian Championships. - February 1998: The ISU suspended...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/08/04/oth_350887.shtml
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Kwan's road only gets tougher from here

...It's a bummer." And it could get worse. When Kwan talked about competing another four years, she pointed to Maria Butyrskaya, who won the European title last month at the grand old age of 29. But Butyrskaya should be a cautionary tale now...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/02/23/oly_335167.shtml
Olympics
Kwan wins short program

...arm as if proclaiming her champion. Not quite. Or, at least, not yet. The biggest disappointment was Russian Maria Butyrskaya, who skated superbly throughout the practice sessions, but was shaky Tuesday night. Her landing was clumsy on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/02/20/oly_334568.shtml
Olympics
In Salt Lake City, ice is all Kwan's

...lined up for autographs after practice. Even skaters in the subsequent practice group were scarce. Russian rival Maria Butyrskaya stopped to watch as Kwan starts running through her short program, but soon turned away to resume her warm-ups...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/02/11/oly_332836.shtml
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U.S. skaters rise to occasion

...Olympics in your own country," she said. "It makes it a double whammy." The whammy has been on Slutskaya and Maria Butyrskaya recently. Slutskaya's perky disposition didn't fade even while she struggled to win the Russian championships...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/02/07/oly_332048.shtml
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Kwan, Eldredge make some history at nationals

...not own is an Olympic gold medal, having won silver in Nagano behind Tara Lipinski. Russians Irina Slutskaya and Maria Butyrskaya plus the two American youngsters figure to be Kwan's main challengers in Salt Lake City. "She's definitely...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/01/14/oth_332957.shtml
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...habit of beating Kwan in the GP finals but losing to her at the world championships, led after the short program. Maria Butyrskaya was second. Sarah Hughes, the other American entry who beat both Kwan and Slutskaya at Skate Canada, was fourth...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/12/15/oth_326549.shtml
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