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Yuna Kim holds slim lead in women's figure skating; American Gracie Gold is fourth

...If you want it, you achieve it."Kostner has been trying to achieve something special in the Olympics since the Turin Games, when she was ninth. She was far worse at Vancouver, a dismal 16th, and she began questioning her career goals...
America's best figure skaters must improve between now and 2018 if they hope to find the medal podium

America's best figure skaters - Gracie Gold, Ashley Wagner, Polina Edmunds and Jason Brown included - must improve between now and 2018 if they hope to find the medal podium.
IOC president wants strong US bid for 2024 Games

ROME - New IOC president Thomas Bach is pleased with the Italian government's support for a 2024 Summer Olympics bid and said it's "time for the United States to present a strong bid."
Ando has seen highs, lows

...twice at worlds. Shizuka Arakawa had won the 2004 world title. But at the Japanese nationals in 2006, just before the Turin Games, Ando fell apart, finishing sixth. She still was selected for the Olympic team based on results over two seasons...
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U.S. skating on thin ice?

READING, Pa. - The results say the world championships were just short of a flop for the Americans. The skaters say no way.
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Rock climber scales new heights for United States

...and UIAA officials are working on a proposal to make the sport an Olympic event. They put on a demonstration during the Turin Games, with Harrington one of the featured climbers. But competitive rock climbing hasn't caught on here the way it...
Winter Olympics proved tough sledding for NBC

...Michelle Kwan's injury or force Bode Miller to ski better. Turin still offered lessons NBC can learn. "Maybe the (Turin) games will go down in history as the games that didn't make sense," NBC's Jimmy Miller said in a report Friday...
Two Austrian teams aren't in the clear yet

TURIN, Italy - The Austrians' drug tests were negative. The doping probe is just beginning.
Turin notebook

...speedskating oval. But Anni Friesinger is leaving the Turin Games early and in disappointment. After going without a...involving banned coach Walter Mayer's presence at the Turin Games. "The need to probe this case to the end is extremely...
Turin notebook

...had a stuffy nose. After three races, I wasn't sure. But in qualifying, I was really relaxed." Just before the Turin Games opened, Randall was among a dozen cross-country skiers handed a five-day start suspension for elevated levels...