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  • Speaking out: The puck stops with IOC President Rogge if women's hockey is to grow

     
    I am an enormous fan of women's sports. And that includes non-Olympic women's sports, such as the Northwestern women's lacrosse team, whose success has turned into my favorite story of the last five years. I have railed at the International......
  • Kennedy Pulls Even With Nixon in Poll

     
    March 4, 1960: Nancy Sinatra greets Elvis! March 4, 1960: Sen. John F. Kennedy (D-Mass.) pulls even with Vice President Richard Nixon – even though Kennedy is Catholic! (More on the jump). Our favorite Pasadena gun store has 7.65-millimeter Lugers...
  • For your fitness, go to the dogs

     
    Nancy DeVault with the American Heart Association passes along some advice that's good for your health — and your pet's health. Whether you are into big dogs with a bark worse than their bite or little yappy furballs that fit in your purse, owning a...
  • Report: Death of Georgian luger caused by his own driving mistakes

     
    The accident leading to the death of Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili was caused by his own driving mistakes during a training run at the Vancouver Olympics, according to a report released Monday by the international luge federation known as FIL.......
  • Countless hours of coverage in NBC's 2010 Olympic countdown [Updated]

     
    Want to know why the International Olympic Committee immediately backed NBC when it became angry over the prospect of a U.S. Olympic Network? Yes, the $5.7-billion NBC paid for U.S. broadcast rights to the Summer and Winter games from 2000......
  • La Canada student makes U.S. Luge World Cup team

     
    The story keeps getting better for Kate Hansen, a 17-year-old La Canada High student who lives in sunny Southern California but is a step closer to making the 2010 Olympic team in luge. Over the weekend, Hansen earned a spot......
  • The Kate Hansen story continues

     
    Kate Hansen, a 17-year-old from La Canada, is trying to pull off a feat almost as rare as snow falling in Los Angeles -- earn a spot on the U.S. Olympic team in luge while growing up in sunny Southern......
  • Mark Grimmette: "I'm still shaking" after being chosen to carry U.S. flag

     
    It was only fitting that U.S. Olympic flag bearer Mark Grimmette learned about his selection from his doubles teammate, Brian Martin. Grimmette, of Muskegon, Mich., and Martin, of Palo Alto, have teamed to become the most successful luge duo in......
  • That Was Then, This Is Now

    That Was Then, This Is Now
    If you are lucky, this is the way cancer treatment ends, not with a bang but a whimper. Let's see, of the treatments listed for me in November: chemo--it's done; surgery--done; radiation--done. It remained only to go see my oncologist, Dr. James Waisman,...