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    Steve Buffery

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    February 23, 1998

    Sunohara's Nagano reunion

    By STEVE BUFFERY -- Toronto Sun
      The tears started when they joined hands around Canadian hockey star Vicky Sunohara and began to sing.
     They serenaded the long lost daughter of the late David Sunohara, whose father and mother left the ancient Japanese mountain village of Ueda-shi early this century for a better life in Canada.
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    Gold comes with silver lining

    By STEVE BUFFERY -- Toronto Sun
      NAGANO -- Canada needed one final push to pass the United States in the medal standings yesterday and the tush-pushers provided it.
     The gold medal in the men's 5,000-metre short-track speed skating relay -- an event where the skaters trade off by giving each other a push on the butt -- gave Canada a clear-cut victory over the U.S. in the medal race for the first time in Olympic history.
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  • Feb. 20: Annie get your gold
  • Feb. 18: Short-changed sport gains respect
  • Feb. 17: Kiss fairness goodbye
  • Feb. 16: Inspiration rocks Elvis
  • Feb. 15: Guts and glory
  • Feb. 14: Will quad save the king?
  • Feb. 13: It's a fight to the finish
  • Feb. 11: Stojko stoic to the end
  • Feb. 10: Dance to be iced?
  • Feb. 9: Canadian pair burned by fever
  • Feb. 8: Ice-dance judges 'read riot act'
  • Feb. 7: Stemmle gives up front row seat
  • Feb. 6: Native sons score for ancestry
  • Feb. 5: Stojko gets the jump on rivals
  • Feb. 4: Winning big is no victory
  • Feb. 3: Lueders wants gold times four
  • Feb. 2: Stojko would be `honored' to carry colors
  • Feb. 1: Freestylers play arbitration ace
  • Jan. 28: Drug troubles loom large