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U.S. men's ski team looks to make up for 1998

...Olympics will not be a repeat of its dismal performance at the 1998 Nagano Games. The Americans hope to prove their optimism is warranted...that day on that hill.'' The best U.S. men's finish at Nagano was by Tommy Moe, eighth in the super G. The Americans were...

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Gold Cup victory sends Alborn to Olympics

...could be a record number of Olympians from Alaska at the 2002 Games. Seven Alaskans, including Alborn, competed at the 1998 Nagano Olympics, and this winter's contingent could top that number. Girdwood snowboarder Rosey Fletcher and Anchorage cross-country...

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Sports
Gold Cup victory sends Alborn to Olympics

...could be a record number of Olympians from Alaska at the 2002 Games. Seven Alaskans, including Alborn, competed at the 1998 Nagano Olympics, and this winter's contingent could top that number. Girdwood snowboarder Rosey Fletcher and Anchorage cross-country...

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Kwan wins seventh national title

...Lipinski dominated in '97, Kwan came right back to win nationals and worlds the next season. Sure, Lipinski beat her at the Nagano Games, but while Lipinski headed to the pros, Kwan kept on going. She was ill when lost the world crown in 1999 to Russia's...

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Here is a rundown of Alaska's Olympic athletes as compiled by the Anchorage Daily News:

...contender entering her second Olympics. Fletcher crashed in the first run of the giant slalom at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano. Also: Bought a house last year in Girdwood where she grew up. Mixes pleasure with business on the World Cup circuit, where...

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Sun melts Hakkinen's medal pursuit: Kasilof product finishes 76th in 20-kilometer individual; Svendsen captures gold

...here as the gold medalist today without him, " said Svendsen, who trains with the Norwegian great. "Because when he was in Nagano in '98 taking gold, I was sitting at home and watching him as a little boy and ever since then I tried to copy him and train...

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Sports
With improved training regimen, Alaskan is looking at 2002

...the world championships next month but it's still about 2002.'' She's also trying to bury a sour feeling from the 1998 Nagano Olympics, where she battled a nagging illness, barely made the U.S. team and then finished way off the pace. ''I was...

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