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    Terry Jones

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    February 23, 1998

    Time difference was only nightmare

    By TERRY JONES -- Edmonton Sun
      The athletes of the world were doing the wave during most of Juan Antonio Samaranch's closing ceremony speech. But they stopped when he said the words "and finally ..."
     Two years ago in Atlanta he caused controversy by refusing to compliment the host.
      Not in Nagano.
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    Canada fell short of potential

    By TERRY JONES -- Edmonton Sun
      NAGANO - It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.
     We done good. We done bad.
     Canada won more medals than ever at these XVIII Olympic Winter Games. For the first time in history, Canada beat the United States, finishing fifth overall in the medal standings. And we have a host of new heroes and heroines including Catriona Le May Doan, the double medal-winner chosen to carry Canada's flag in the closing ceremonies.
     "It's a proud moment, a proud thing to represent your team and your country," said Le May Doan, who won gold and bronze medals in long-track speed skating.
     Canada won 15 medals. Six gold. Five silver. Four bronze.
     And we blew it.We should have won more. Many more.
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  • Feb. 21 : The world just ended
  • Feb. 20 : Le May Doan should carry our flag
  • Feb. 19 : U.S. sees Canada as the new red menace
  • Feb. 18 : States of disbelief for Canada
  • Feb. 17 : Magic moment for bobsledders
  • Feb. 15 : Sharing gold makes it special
  • Feb. 14 : Stojko didn't lose gold, he won silver
  • Feb. 14 : Canadian pair doomed
  • Feb. 13 : Tough sledding ahead
  • Feb. 11 : Wasted on the way?
  • Feb. 10 : Female hockey 'competition' is a travesty
  • Feb. 9 : Schmirler nearly blows it
  • Feb. 8 : Dreams and nightmares for skiiers
  • Feb. 7 : The Opening Ceremonies were, well, wow!
  • Feb. 6 : Brassard a strange choice to carry flag
  • Feb. 5 : Solid gold fever for Team Canada
  • Feb. 4 : NHLers to become Village People
  • Feb. 3 : Saki to me, Nagano!