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Olympic Roundup: Canada dominates Olympic team sports

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Canada asserted its dominance in Winter Olympics team sports Friday and did pretty well in the individual ones.

Obama names 2 gays to U.S. delegations to Sochi Olympics

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- President Obama Tuesday included two openly gay women to the U.S. delegations to the opening and closing ceremonies of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, June 14, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, June 14, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, June 14, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Thursday, June 14, 2007.

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Today is Wednesday, June 14, the 165th day of 2006 with 200 to follow.
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Hedrick wins first American gold

TURIN, Italy, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- American Chad Hedrick, who hopes to earn five individual gold medals at the Turin Olympics, got off to a perfect start Saturday.

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Today is Tuesday, June 14, the 165th day of 2005 with 200 to follow.
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Today is Monday, June 14, the 166th day of 2004 with 200 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, June 14, the 165th day of 2003 with 200 to follow.
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Today is Friday, June 14, the 165th day of 2002 with 200 to follow.
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Jockstrip: The World As We Know It

?THE BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS? America's newest champion is being honored by Wheaties. At a news conference Monday in Salt Lake City, Wheaties announced that women's figure skating gold medallist Sarah Hughes would be pictured on the 18-ounce package of the
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Bjoerndalen wins fourth gold

SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Ole Einar Bjoerndalen became the third athlete in Winter Olympic history to win at least four gold medals in one appearance Wednesday, anchoring Norway's 4x7.5-

Olympic Preview -- Speed Skating

Once clouded by suspicion, Apolo Anton Ohno aims to illuminate his talent in the men's short-track speed skating competition at the Winter Olympics.
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Laura Bush with Eric Heiden, attends the men's 5000m speed skating at Oval Lingotto during the 2006 Torino Winter Olympic Games, February 11, 2006, where Chad Hedrick of the USA won gold. (UPI Photo/Heinz Ruckemann)
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Eric Arthur Heiden (born June 14, 1958) is an American former long track speed skater who won all the men's speed skating races, and thus an unprecedented five individual gold medals, and set four Olympic records and one world record at the 1980 Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid, New York, United States. He also took the Athlete's Oath at those same games. He was born in Madison, Wisconsin.

Heiden is an icon in the speedskating community and, in particular, in Europe where the sport is highly regarded. His victories are significant as few speed skaters (and athletes in general) have won competitions in both sprint and long-distance events. He is considered by some to be the best overall speedskater (short and long distances) in the sport's history. Heiden ranked #46 in ESPN's SportsCentury 50 Greatest Athletes of the 20th Century in 1999, the only speed skater to make the list.

During his short speed skating career, Heiden won 3 World Allround Championships and 4 World Sprint Championships.

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