Wednesday, February 22, 2006

On Thin Ice

Wow, and I thought the figure skaters were the drama queens! The first real juicy story of the Winter Olympics in Turin is the ongoing spat between American speed skaters Shani Davis and Chad Hedrick. Basically, Hedrick is pissed at Davis for skipping the new-for-2006 "team pursuit" event to focus on the 1000m race. The US lost the pursuit, Davis won the 1000m (and gave one of the most flatly affected post-win interviews I've seen this side of Kimi Raikonen). Yesterday, the two ended up with silver (Davis) and bronze (Hedrick) in the 1500m, behind a jubilant Italian. The press conference was apparently a barrel of monkeys of fun!

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