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Winter Olympics Part 3, Richard C. Crepeau Feb 2018

Winter Olympics Part 3, Richard C. Crepeau

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The final two premier figure skating events of the Winter Olympics were held this week. They were hotly contested and the skating itself was some of the best ever seen at the Olympics.


Winter Olympics Part 2, Richard C. Crepeau Feb 2018

Winter Olympics Part 2, Richard C. Crepeau

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At any Olympic Games there are constants and surprises and the ongoing Winter Olympics is no exception. In terms of the constants, the Dutch dominance in speed skating continues. Six gold medals and eleven overall medals put them well ahead of all other competitors in these events. The Dutch have won a total of 105 medals in Olympic speed skating all-time.


The Winter Olympics Approach, Richard C. Crepeau Jan 2018

The Winter Olympics Approach, Richard C. Crepeau

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With the approach of the 2018 Winter Olympics, one can only wonder what might happen. The threats of war on the Korean Peninsula, the threat to the games posed by the quiet diplomacy of the President of the United States, the possibility that Russia was to be excluded from the games and now will be only partially excluded, the decision by Gary Bettman and the National Hockey League to keep NHL players out of the games, all endangered or diminished the games in their own way.


The Quest For Perfection At Turin, Richard C. Crepeau Feb 2006

The Quest For Perfection At Turin, Richard C. Crepeau

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With the XXth Winter Olympics now in the books, I want to reflect on a few of the many extraordinary occurrences of the past two weeks. Some of these I saw on television and some I read about. Most of these observations concern the second week of competition as I have already written about the first week.


Surprises At The Winter Olympics, Richard C. Crepeau Feb 2006

Surprises At The Winter Olympics, Richard C. Crepeau

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As the second week of the XXth Winter Olympic games begins the surprises continue to mount. Some are truly surprises while others are simply a tribute to the slim margins of difference among elite athletes. Still others are rooted in the misplaced expectations of the press.


Turin Winter Olympics, Richard C. Crepeau Feb 2006

Turin Winter Olympics, Richard C. Crepeau

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Here we are only five days into the Winter Olympic Games and already there have been several disappointing and magnificent moments. From the departure of Michelle Kwan to the always beautiful and astounding pairs skating, this Olympics is off to a very fast start.


The Seventeenth Winter Olympics, Richard C. Crepeau Feb 1994

The Seventeenth Winter Olympics, Richard C. Crepeau

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The Seventeenth Winter Olympics at Lillehammer roll on with moments of high drama, high controversy, and great disappointment. There were many highlights and several events, individuals, and trends that stand out at these games.


Winter Olympics History - Speed Skating - Figure Skating Russian Pairs, Richard C. Crepeau Feb 1994

Winter Olympics History - Speed Skating - Figure Skating Russian Pairs, Richard C. Crepeau

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For nearly a week now the Seventeenth Winter Olympics has filled television screens across the world. In the United States CBS and TNT have carried countless hours of competition, and Norwegian television is offering a first, the Olympics in 3-D.