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Hasay now a role model for prodigies

December 31st, 2010

A few young runners emerged as distance running prodigies in 2010. As we prepare to flip the calendar, we urge them to pay heed to how Jordan Hasay carries herself. This year, the darling of U.S. track and Oregon sophomore showed why she is their perfect role model.

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Catching up with Jordan Hasay

December 31st, 2010

Jordan Hasay kicked off her 2010-2011 season with a bang, winning the Pac-10 title and finishing third at the NCAA Cross-Country Championships. She recently reflected on her season and gave a glimpse of what lies ahead in 2011.

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Let’s reminisce: Five favorite moments from 2010

December 31st, 2010

After reviewing numerous hours of video, many pages of recaps and consulting with our extremely savvy team of lab chimps, we have effectively pondered the year of Olympic sports that was 2010. Here are five of Mr. Universe's favorite moments:

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Hellner, Kowalczyk win Tour de Ski prologues

December 31st, 2010

Marcus Hellner of Sweden and Justyna Kowalczyk of Poland won the opening prologue races of the cross-country World Cup's fifth annual Tour de Ski.

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Looking ahead: Five events to watch in 2011

December 31st, 2010

2010 was a memorable year in the world of Olympic sports, but 2011 — with a slew of major championships on the calendar — holds the promise of being even more dynamic. Here are five big events to anticipate next year:

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Swiss head coach Rufener to leave in spring

December 31st, 2010

Switzerland's ski federation says men's Alpine head coach Martin Rufener will leave the team at the end of the season. The federation says in a statement it could not agree on a contract to keep Rufener through the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

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Davis, Rookard dominate day one at Nationals

December 31st, 2010

Speedskaters Shani Davis and Jilleanne Rookard dominated the first day of allround competition Thursday at the U.S. Championships at the Utah Olympic Oval. Davis won the men's 500m and 5,000m, while Rookard was first in the women's 500m and 3,000m.

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Vancouver venues still in use

December 31st, 2010

In the 10 months since the flame was extinguished at the Vancouver Olympics, the venues are still being used. While a few will host elite competitions in the future, others have been turned into community facilities and might never see another international event.

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Report: Olympic champ threatened to kill wife

December 31st, 2010

Olympic champion marathoner Sammy Wanjiru of Kenya has been charged with wounding his security guard with a rifle and threatening to kill his wife and maid. He denies all charges and was released on bail Thursday.

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Apology demanded over secret filming of Kim

December 31st, 2010

The management agency representing figure skater Kim Yu-na is demanding an on-air apology from a Japanese network for broadcasting footage of the Olympic champion training in California.

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