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Day 15: February 20, 1998

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Lipinski Glides Past Kwan
Tara Lipinski's bubbly, enthusiastic free skate overtakes Michelle Kwan to win the gold.
(Joel Richardson/The Washington Post)

Figure Skating Section | Story


The Day's Headlines
Hasek Stares Down Canada
Czechs deny Canadians a shot at gold medal.

Ice Hockey Section
Story


Record Falls for Surprise Winner
Pechstein pulls upset in the women's 5,000.

Speedskating Section
Story


A Slick Win for Compagnoni
She threads her way down icy course to gold.

Alpine Skiing Section
Story


Buraas the Best in Men's Slalom
Norwegian rallies to win; Tomba pulls out.

Alpine Skiing Section
Story


Columns
Joy to the World
Jennifer Frey: Tara Lipinski won with a spirit and joy that filled the entire building.

Column

Notebook
Damage Estimate Increases
Trashing of rooms by U.S. team now $3,000

Notebook

Medalists
Figure Skating
Women's Singles
Gold: Tara Lipinski, U.S.
Silver: Michelle Kwan, U.S.
Bronze: Chen Lu, China
 Story
 Results

Speedskating
Women's 5,000
Gold: Claudia Pechstein, Germany
Silver: Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann, Germany
Bronze: Lyudmila Prokasheva, Kazakhstan
 Story
 Results

Alpine Skiing
Men's Slalom
Gold: Hans-Petter Buraas, Norway
Silver: Ole Christian Furuseth, Norway
Bronze: Thomas Sykora, Austria
 Story
 Results

Biathlon
Men's 4X7.5K Relay
Gold: Germany
Silver: Norway
Bronze: Russia
 Story
 Results


Quote of the Day

"The thing about Alberto is he is also a very special personality. He's a character. There might have been many other champions, but there is only one Alberto Tomba."

After winning the gold in the women's giant slalom, Italy's Deborah Compagnoni compares her popularity with that of the swashbuckling Alberto Tomba.

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