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    Evgeny Plyushenko - Figure Skating

    16/05/2014

    He came in as a strong favourite and lived up to his billing with a stylish and engrossing performance. Yevgeny Plyushenko was considered the world's top skater in the run-up to these Games, with conf...

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    Shizuka Arakawa - Figure Skating

    16/05/2014

    It was the allure of the costumes that drew a five-year-old Shizuka Arakawa to figure skating, but by the age of eight she could perform a triple salchow, and when she was 16 she represented Japan at ...

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    Tatyana Totmyanina & Maksim Marinin - Figure Skating

    14/05/2014

    The Russian pair of Tatyana Totmyanina and Maksim Marinin had arrived in Turin as the clear favourites. They had won the European title five times in a row and also been world champions in 2004-5. Few...

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    Chandra Crawford - Cross-Country

    14/05/2014

    Some people are blessed with sporting greatness from a young age and among them is Chandra Crawford. As a youngster, she excelled at many sports – running, swimming, mountain biking and biathlon among...

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    Sven Fischer - Biathlon

    14/05/2014

    After a 15-year career in international biathlon, Sven Fischer’s Olympic medal haul was impressive. He’d won five medals at three Games, including a team gold in 1994 and again in 1998. In Turin, thou...

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    Benjamin Raich - Alpine Skiing

    13/05/2014

    Two bronze medals in 2002 had given Austria's Benjamin Raich a taste for success. In Turin, his horizons expanded, with hopes that he could take two or three gold medals. The first looked like coming ...

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    Sweden - Men's Ice Hockey

    26/02/2006

    Sweden's ice hockey players had a truly exceptional tournament, excelling in both the men's and women's tournaments. The competition only really kicked into life in the quarter-finals, by which time F...

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    Giorgio Di Centa - Cross-Country

    26/02/2006

    Giorgio Di Centa had been part of the Italian relay team that won such a stunning gold medal in the 4x10km. It seemed the crowning point of a career that had seen him compete at the top level, but nev...

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    Lascelles Brown - Bobsleigh

    25/02/2006

    Canada may have lost out to Germany in the two-man bobsleigh, but there was a slice of history in their defeat. Lascelles Brown, the Canadian brakeman, had been born in Jamaica and became the first Ja...

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    Jin Seon-yu - Short Track

    25/02/2006

    One gold medal is a great achievement for any athlete. To win two or three in a career is astonishing. To win three in a single Games is remarkable, something that very few have achieved. In Turin, Ji...

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