2006 Winter Olympic Games

Season 1 Episode 8

Day 7

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Aired Daily 8:00 PM Feb 17, 2006 on NBC
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Alpine Skiing: Women's Combined-Slalom *Downhill run postponed until Sat., Feb. 18 Cross-Country Skiing: Men's 15km Classical Curling: Men's Round Robin (Draw 7) Italy vs. Norway Sweden vs. Finland Switzerland vs. Germany Women's Round Robin (Draw 7) USA vs. Russia Norway vs. Italy Great Britain vs. Canada Switzerland vs. Sweden Men's Round Robin (Draw 8) Sweden vs. Great Britain USA vs. Switzerland Finland vs. Canada New Zealand vs. Italy Figure Skating: Ice Dancing Compulsory Dance Ice Hockey: Women's Placement Round-Russia (A3) vs. Switzerland (B4) Women's Semifinals-USA (B1) vs. Sweden (A2) Women's Placement Round-Germany (B3) vs. Italy (A4) Women's Semifinals-Canada (A1) vs. Finland (B2) Skeleton: Men's Final Ski Jumping: Men's Large Hill Qualification Snowboarding: Women's Snowboard Crossmoreless

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    Resi Stiegler

    Resi Stiegler

    Women's Alpine Skiing-USA

    Guest Star

    Caroline Lalive

    Caroline Lalive

    Women's Alpine Skiing-USA

    Guest Star

    Janica Kostelic

    Janica Kostelic

    Women's Alpine Skiing-Croatia

    Guest Star

    Lindsey Kildow

    Lindsey Kildow

    Women's Alpine Skiing-USA

    Recurring Role

    Julia Mancuso

    Julia Mancuso

    Women's Alpine Skiing-USA

    Recurring Role

    Markku Uusipaavalniemi

    Markku Uusipaavalniemi

    Men's Curling-Finland

    Recurring Role

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    • TRIVIA (5)

      • U.S. skier Resi Stiegler wanted to wear tiger ears during the slalom run of the Women's Combined in Alpine Skiing, but race officials said no. Commentator Tim Ryan was critical of the request, along with the beads that she was allowed to wear. He felt that these were unnecessary distractions from the event and from her performance.

      • The win by Sweden over the United States in the semifinals of women's hockey marked the first time ever that a European team had defeated a North American team in women's hockey at the Olympics or World Championships.

      • Duff Gibson, gold medalist in men's skeleton, is the oldest gold medal winner in Canadian Olympic history. At 39, he surpasses Al MacInnis, who won gold in men's hockey at age 38. Gibson is also the oldest Winter Olympics gold medal winner from any country in an individual event. Jay O'Brien was 48 when he won a gold medal for the U.S. in four-man bobsleigh at the 1932 Games in Lake Placid, N.Y.

      • U.S. skier Resi Stiegler wore a string of beads around her neck during the slalom runs of the Women's Combined event of Alpine Skiing.

      • Julia Mancuso of the United States wore a tiara during the slalom runs of the Women's Combined event in Alpine Skiing.

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    • NOTES (9)

      • Robel Teklemariam is the first athlete ever to compete for Ethiopia in the Winter Olympics. He placed 84th in the 15km Classical event in Men's Cross-Country Skiing.

      • Women's alpine skier Alexandra Coletti represented Monaco, even though she has dual citizenship in Italy and Monaco, the country of her birth. She failed to finish her first slalom run in the women's combined event. She was the only member of Monaco's Olympic team at the Torino Games.

      • U.S. figure skater Tanith Belbin (Ice Dancing) became a U.S. citizen on December 31, 2005, making her eligible to represent the United States at the Olympics.

      • Gillian Apps, of the Canadian women's hockey team, comes from a long line of hockey players and Olympic athletes. Her grandfather, Syl Apps, is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. He led the Toronto Maple Leafs to the 1942 Stanley Cup after his team was down 3-0, the first comeback from such a deficit in major North American sports history. He also represented Canada as a pole vaulter at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Her father, also named Syl Apps, played for three NHL teams from 1970 to 1980. Her brother, Syl, played hockey at Princeton and in the Toronto Maple Leafs farm system.

      • MEDAL COUNT - DAY 7

                         GOLD    SILVER   BRONZE    Total
        Norway 1 6 6 13
        Germany 5 4 2 11
        Russia 5 2 4 11
        Canada 2 4 5 11
        USA 6 3 1 10
        Austria 3 2 1 6
        Switzerland 2 2 2 6
        China 1 2 3 6
        Italy 2 0 3 5
        Finland 0 2 3 5
        Sweden 2 1 1 4
        France 2 0 2 4
        Netherlands 1 2 1 4
        Estonia 3 0 0 3
        South Korea 1 1 1 3
        Czech Republic 0 2 0 2
        Australia 1 0 0 1
        Bulgaria 0 1 0 1
        Croatia 0 1 0 1
        Great Britain 0 1 0 1
        Slovakia 0 1 0 1
        Latvia 0 0 1 1
        Ukraine 0 0 1 1

      • Russian biathlete Olga Pyleva was banned for two years by the International Biathlon Union, the governing body of the sport, on Friday. On Thursday, she was stripped of the silver medal that she originally won in the 15km biathlon event on Monday, February 13th. The silver medal was awarded to Martina Glagow of Germany, while Pyleva's Russian teammate, Albina Akhatova, was awarded the bronze medal. Pyleva also faces criminal charges under Italy's anti-doping law. According to Mario Pescante, IOC member and government supervisor for the Turin Games, it is highly unlikely that Pyleva would receive any jail time. She would face administrative sanctions only. She has already been tossed out of the Turin Games.

      • No American couple has ever won an Olympic gold or silver medal in Ice Dancing.

      • The downhill portion of the Women's Combined in Alpine Skiing was postponed until Saturday because of high winds. The downhill was originally scheduled to be the first run of the event. The slalom runs took place as scheduled on Friday.

      • U.S. alpine skier Julia Mancuso is the only elite skier who doesn't wear a protective helmet in competition, at least in the slalom.

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