2006 Winter Olympic Games

Season 1 Episode 3

Day 2

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Aired Daily 8:00 PM Feb 12, 2006 on NBC
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Alpine Skiing: Men's Downhill Cross-Country Skiing: Women's 15km Pursuit Men's 30km Pursuit Ice Hockey: Women's Preliminary Round, Group A Russia vs. Canada Group B Germany vs. USA Luge: Men's Singles Short Track: Men's 1500m Women's 500m Women's 3000m Relay Ski Jumping: Men's Normal Hill Snowboarding: Men's Halfpipe Speedskating: Women's 3000mmoreless

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    Hermann Maier

    Hermann Maier

    Men's Alpine Skiing-Austria

    Guest Star

    Antoine Deneriaz

    Antoine Deneriaz

    Men's Alpine Skiing-France

    Guest Star

    Bruno Kernen

    Bruno Kernen

    Men's Alpine Skiing-Switzerland

    Guest Star

    Carla MacLeod

    Carla MacLeod

    Women's Hockey-Defense-Canada

    Recurring Role

    Cheryl Pounder

    Cheryl Pounder

    Women's Hockey-Defense-Canada

    Recurring Role

    Caroline Ouellette

    Caroline Ouellette

    Women's Hockey-Defense-Canada

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    • TRIVIA (3)

      • U.S. snowboarder Shaun White won the gold medal in the men's halfpipe competition in his first Winter Olympic Games.

      • Frode Estil created a lot of drama in the Men's Cross-Country Skiing-30km Pursuit competition when he fell just after leaving the starting line. He broke one of his skis, and an Italian contestant fell over him. Out of respect for his distinguished career, his teammates helped to slow the pace, and none of the other competitors made any aggressive passing moves until Estil was able to recover. Against all odds, he finished 2nd, earning himself a silver medal.

      • Canada's Meghan Agosta celebrated her 19th birthday at the 2006 Winter Olympics by scoring a hat trick during today's 12-0 victory over Russia in Women's Hockey.

    • QUOTES (2)

      • Antoine Deneriaz of France, gold medal winner in the Men's Downhill: At the start I was thinking, 'Do it! Do it! I have to attack! Attack!' All the way, I felt like I was going fast. But when I saw my time, I thought, 'Grandiose!'

      • U.S. Figure Skating president Ron Hershberger: Michelle Kwan is truly a great champion. She has been and she still is. She is so widely admired and adored by skaters and figure skating fans everywhere.

    • NOTES (5)

      • Lars Bystoel of Norway, gold medalist in the Ski Jumping-Normal Hill individual competition, played bass in a rock group in the late 90's. His favourite soccer team is Leeds.

      • MEDAL COUNT - DAY 2

                         GOLD   SILVER  BRONZE   Total
        Norway 1 3 3 7
        USA 2 1 0 3
        Netherlands 1 2 0 3
        Russia 1 1 1 3
        Italy 1 0 2 3
        Germany 2 0 0 2
        South Korea 1 1 0 2
        France 1 0 1 2
        Canada 1 0 1 2
        Austria 0 2 0 2
        Finland 0 1 1 2
        Estonia 1 0 0 1
        Czech Republic 0 1 0 1
        Latvia 0 0 1 1
        China 0 0 1 1
        Switzerland 0 0 1 1

      • US snowboarder (halfpipe) Shaun White is nicknamed "The Flying Tomato," a reference to his acrobatic skills and his long, stringy red hair.

      • Kristina Smigun, gold medal winner in the Women's Cross-Country Skiing-15km Pursuit competition, is the first woman from the independent nation of Estonia to win a gold medal at a Winter Olympics.

      • Michelle Kwan, perhaps the most famous athlete at these Games, withdrew from competition on Sunday, February 12, due to an injury. She had missed the Grand Prix season with a hip injury and the U.S. Nationals with a groin injury, but she had been medically cleared prior to coming to Turin (Torino). Michelle said that the long flight to Italy and the amount of time standing outdoors during the Opening Ceremony aggravated the injury or contributed to a new one. At age 25, this may have been her last chance at winning an Olympic gold medal. She won a silver medal at Nagano in 1998 and a bronze medal at Salt Lake City in 2002. She is also a five-time world champion and a nine-time U.S. champion. Emily Hughes was chosen to replace Kwan on the U.S. team. Hughes is the younger sister of 2002 gold medalist Sarah Hughes.

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