February 9, 2014 |
Come Monday, Peter DeLuca and Gary Dorshimer will be returning to the stone age of medicine. They will say goodbye to electronic records. For the next week and a half, it's back to old-fashioned pen and paper. And they will bid farewell to their phones. No calling the office to check Mrs. Jones' vital signs. DeLuca, the Flyers' team orthopedist, and Dorshimer, the team doctor, are set to ship out Sunday afternoon to Sochi, Russia, where they will represent the NHL as doctors at the Winter Olympic Games.
July 7, 2011 |
The South Korean city of Pyeongchang was awarded the 2018 Winter Olympics yesterday after failing in two previous attempts. Pyeongchang defeated rivals Munich, Germany, and Annecy, France, in the first round of a secret ballot of the International Olympic Committee. Needing 48 votes for victory, Pyeongchang received 63 of the 95 votes cast. Munich received 25 and Annecy seven. A majority was required for victory, meaning Pyeongchang received at least 48 votes among the eligible 95 voters.
February 12, 2002 |
NBC's average for the first three evening telecasts was a 20.3 national household rating and a 33 share, a 23 percent increase over the numbers CBS posted after the first three days of the 1998 Games at Nagano (16.5 rating/27 share). The numbers for Sunday's coverage, however, were down a bit when compared to 1998. NBC posted a 17.6/27 two nights ago, down from the 20.2/30 CBS had on its first Sunday at Nagano. As expected, there was a big drop in TV viewership from the record-setting Opening Ceremony on Friday to Saturday's first night of competition.
February 8, 2002 |
There was really only one problem for Jennifer Rodriguez when she decided to make the switch from in-line and roller-skating competition to learn how to be a speedskater on the ice. Actually, there were two problems, but the first was that she had to move from Miami, where she had lived all her life, to Milwaukee. "I just remember walking from the car to the rink and it was so cold, and you had on all the clothes you owned and it was, like, 5 or 6 in the morning," Rodriguez said.
February 8, 2002 |
It was considered the most memorable Olympic day in U.S. luge history. Of course, it also was the only memorable Olympic day in U.S. luge history. When they held the doubles competition in Nagano, Japan, four years ago, the German team took the gold medal. That wasn't a shock. But sliding in behind to grab the silver and bronze medals were two U.S. teams, Chris Thorpe and Gordy Sheer, and Mark Grimmette and Brian Martin. Before that competition, the United States had been 0-for-forever in Olympic luge events.
June 17, 1999 |
The word pulsing through this medieval Czech town is not beer or politics or even Kosovo. It's the "Dominator. " Pardubice, a mostly agricultural town 65 miles east of Prague, is lit with NHL fever and glowing with pride these days over its most famed former resident, Buffalo Sabres goalie Dominik "The Dominator" Hasek. In the "Town Where Hasek Lived," there are Sabres jerseys hanging in store windows and on the backs of youths. Residents struggle to stay awake to watch the NHL finals, where the Sabres are locked in a 2-2 tie in games with the Dallas Stars, aired locally at the six-hour time difference of 2 a.m. And talk from the beer pubs of the 16th-century Old Town Square to the shops of Palackeho Street is Dominator-dominated.
January 29, 1999 |
Since performance-enhancing compounds are forbidden to athletes competing in the quadrennial Games, let's not call the experience of watching Olympic Glory, a 40-minute kaleidoscope of the 1998 Nagano event, speed skating on steroids. Let's call it pure cinematic adrenaline. As an exaltation of the athletic and the physical, Olympic Glory is no match for Leni Riefenstahl's Olympia (1936). And as a historic document, it is dwarfed both by Kon Ichikawa's Tokyo Olympiad (1966) and that multi-director Visions of Eight (1973)
December 15, 1998 |
Mikael Renberg was carrying his dinner on a tray, heading for a seat in an Olympic dining room in Nagano, Japan, last February, when he bumped into someone he knew. Flyers president and general manager Bob Clarke was glad to see Renberg, the winger he had shipped to Tampa to complete the Chris Gratton free-agent signing six months earlier. Clarke, GM for Team Canada in Nagano, was in a much better mood than Renberg, who was playing in the Olympics for Sweden. This was a brief respite from Renberg's duties as the captain of the NHL's worst team.
November 27, 1998 |
She doesn't know exactly how her love affair with sushi began. She thinks it was two years ago, when she first tried a California roll. Now, Khaliah Ali, 24-year-old daughter of America's most famous boxing champ, Muhummad Ali, says she can't do without it. On a recent Thursday night, I joined Ali and her sister, Jenna, an 11-year-old ice-skating prodigy, at Nagano on Chestnut Street near Front. Ali, a Main Line resident, is a regular at this modern Japanese sushi house.
March 11, 1998 |
The Flyers aren't the only Stanley Cup finalist that has fallen on hard times. The Detroit Red Wings lost their third straight game, 6-3, last night to the visiting Boston Bruins, who scored three power play goals. Tim Taylor, a former Red Wing who was claimed by the Bruins in last year's waiver draft, had one goal and two assists for Boston. But he bears no grudge against his old team. "I don't want to put too much emphasis on getting back at the Red Wings," Taylor said.