2006 Winter Olympic Games

Season 1 Episode 4

Day 3

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Aired Daily 8:00 PM Feb 13, 2006 on NBC
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Biathlon: Women's 15km Individual Curling: Men's Round Robin (Draw 1) New Zealand vs. Sweden Italy vs. Great Britain Norway vs. USA Finland vs. Switzerland Women's Round Robin (Draw 1) Norway vs. USA Canada vs. Sweden Switzerland vs. Italy Great Britain vs. Denmark Men's Round Robin (Draw 2) Germany vs. Canada Finland vs. USA Great Britain vs. New Zealand Italy vs. Sweden Figure Skating: Pairs Free Skate Ice Hockey: Women's Preliminary Round Group A-Sweden vs. Italy Group B-Finland vs. Switzerland Luge: Women's Singles Snowboarding: Women's Halfpipe Speedskating: Men's 500mmoreless

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  • Call it Crash Monday....

    8.0
    When one watched the events play out on Day 3 of the winter olympics, a viewer would expect to see great athletic feats and images of heroic achievements. However, this was a day that showed the other side of athletics: pain and suffering.



    It seemed like every sport that was televised showed a crash or spill of some kind. In women's luge alone, there were 6 crashes alone that were truly scary to see. Figure skating, speed skating, downhill training...all had spills of some consequences.



    The accidents make for great drama at times like the Chinese figure skater who took one of the nastier spills this reviewer has seen in a while yet she still recovered to finish her routine with her partner and won silver.



    A great day to watch....though hopefully the next 10 days or so have less painful moments to see.moreless
Andrea Henkel

Andrea Henkel

Women's Biathlon-Germany

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Rachel Steer

Rachel Steer

Women's Biathlon-USA

Guest Star

Uschi Disl

Uschi Disl

Women's Biathlon-Germany

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Kati Wilhelm

Kati Wilhelm

Women's Biathlon-Germany

Recurring Role

Joe Polo

Joe Polo

Men's Curling-USA

Recurring Role

Jamie Johnson

Jamie Johnson

Women's Curling-USA

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    • In addition to Samantha Retrosi, six other lugers crashed during the first day of the women's luge competition. Anastasia Oberstolz-Antonova of Italy and Natalia Yakushenko of Ukraine had been expected to challenge for medals. Marketa Jeriova of the Czech Republic, Canada's Alex Gough and Slovakia's Jana Sisajova also experienced mishaps. Michelle Despain of Argentina struck the walls numerous times during both runs of the competition, hitting concrete at least six times during the second run.

    • U.S. luge racer Samantha Retrosi of Saranac Lake, N.Y., slammed into a wall during her second run of the luge competition. She slid underneath her sled on two curves and appeared to be unconscious. A drape covered the curve where she stopped as medical personnel attended to her. She sustained a concussion, a lacerated chin and short-term memory loss. She will not be competing in additional events at the Games.

    • Several competitors crashed during the women's downhill training run on Monday. U.S. gold medal contender, Lindsey Kildow was flown to a Turin hospital by helicopter after severely bruising her hip. She has not ruled out competing at these Olympics. Carole Montillet-Charles of France, the defending Olympic champion, crashed into the fencing after losing control on a jump. She has rib, back and facial injuries and is unlikely to compete on Wednesday. Allison Forsyth of Canada tore a ligament in her left knee and faces several months of physical rehabilitation. Elisabeth Goergl of Austria also fell but was not as seriously injured.

    • MEDAL COUNT - DAY 3

                       GOLD  SILVER  BRONZE   Total
      Norway 1 3 4 8
      Russia 3 3 1 7
      USA 4 2 0 6
      Germany 2 0 1 3
      Netherlands 1 2 0 3
      South Korea 1 1 1 3
      Italy 1 0 2 3
      China 0 1 2 3
      Canada 1 0 1 2
      France 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
      Switzerland 0 0 1 1

    • Kjersti Buaas wears Oakley sunglasses. She started snowboarding at the age of 12, and was one of only four girls invited to the Arctic Challenge (2003).

    • Markku Uusipaavalniemi, Captain of the Men's Curling team from Finland
      At the 2000 World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, the crowd cheered: "Give me a U, give me a U, give me an S, give me an I," going through all 15 letters of his last name. After the last "I," and "What does it spell?" the stadium went silent. Uusipaavalniemi says "Uusi" means "new" and "niemi" means "peninsula," but the middle part doesn't mean anything.

    • American curler Scott Baird, an alternate on the U.S. Curling team, is the oldest person to ever compete at a Winter Olympics. He will be 54 years, 280 days old when the curling competition begins on Monday, February 13.

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