Achievements Still Burn Bright
The world saw sport at its best and worst at the
1994 Olympics, and American athletes were at center stage. A year later, The Post's Angus Phillips looked back at the highlights and lowlights.
At Long Last, Jansen Strikes Gold
Even as happy endings go, Dan Jansen's 1994 Olympic experience was just about perfect: a sweet kid from the heartland who did everything the right and honorable way, absorbed
numbing setbacks stretching back years and still triumphed at long last, finally winning gold in his final event. "I wanted to cry," said Jansen, who then took a heart-wrenching victory lap with his infant
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TONY KORNHEISER: Lord of the Rings
Another Day, Another Gold for Blair
Bonnie Blair confirmed her place as the
nation's finest female Olympian ever with a no-frills march to glory in her
last Olympic appearance, the 1,000 meters, winning the fifth gold and sixth Olympic medal of a 10-year career. Earlier in the Games, she won the 500 meters.
SHORT TRACK: Gold, Then More Controversy for Cathy Turner
Sends Skating for a Spin
Unlike Dan Jansen or Bonnie Blair, Nancy Kerrigan didn't quite get her storybook ending. Just 50 days after she was clubbed by an associate of rival Tonya Harding, Kerrigan skated an almost-perfect routine but finished second to Oksana Baiul.
Relive the Tonya-Nancy Saga in Our Timeline
| It's All Downhill for Moe|
Tommy Moe got things started well for the Americans on opening day in Lillehammer, winning the first U.S. men's downhill gold in a decade with an errorless run down the icy pitch at Kvitfjell. Moe's offbeat teammate,
Picabo Street, won the silver in women's downhill.
| || U.S. Upsets in Super G|
Diann Roffe-Steinrotter, a diminutive 26-year-old from Potsdam,
N.Y., was a surprise winner in the super giant slalom, in part because the favorites crashed on the Kvitfjell slopes. She was the first American woman to win gold in an Alpine event in 10 years.
LUGE: U.S. Inching Closer to Medal
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BOBSLED: Still a Bumpy Road for the Americans
HOCKEY: Swedes Win a Thriller; No Miracles for U.S.
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