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Olympics: Feb. 22 Baltic Results

Olympics: Feb. 22 Baltic Results

VANCOUVER, Canada — Here is a summary of how Baltic athletes fared on Feb. 22 in Vancouver. Cross-country skiing: women’s team sprint semi-final Estonia, 8th in heat. Did not qualify for final. Cross-country skiing: men’s team sprint semi-final Estonia, 8th in heat. Did not qualify for final. Figure skating: ice dance – free dance Irina […]

Dukurs gets silver medal

Dukurs gets silver medal

VANCOUVER, Canada — Martins Dukurs has finished second in the men’s skeleton to claim his country’s second silver medal of their campaign. Sitting atop the leader-board after the first two runs a day previous, Canadian Jon Montgomery upped the anti in the third heat, setting a new track record on  the way to making a […]

Dukurs looks set for gold

Dukurs looks set for gold

VANCOUVER, Canada — Martins Dukurs is looking set to become Latvia’s first-ever Winter Olympic gold medallist. The Latvian skeleton pilot has set the Whistling Sliding Centre track alight after the first two of four heats, breaking under the 53 second time barrier on both runs. He is the only athlete to have cracked 53 seconds […]

Olympics: Feb. 18 Baltic Results

Olympics: Feb. 18 Baltic Results

VANCOUVER, Canada — Here is a summary of how Baltic athletes fared on Feb. 18 in Vancouver. Biathlon – women’s 15km individual Madara Līduma (Lat), 25th Diana Rasimovičiūtė (Lith), 33rd Eveli Saue (Est), 42nd Kadri Lehtla (Est), 45th Gerda Krūmiņa (Lat), 47th Liga Glazere (Lat), 65th Zanna Juskane (Lat), 76th Biathlon – men’s 20km individual […]

Olympics: Baltic competing athletes Feb. 19

Olympics: Baltic competing athletes Feb. 19

VANCOUVER, Canada — A list of all Baltic competing athletes for Feb. 18. All time are in Baltic times. Events are subject to change due to weather conditions. Today Kristina Šmigun-Vähi will be fancying her chances of doubling her medal count for the campaign whilst Martins Dukurs is sitting in the prime position to take […]

Latvia claims first medal

Latvia claims first medal

VANCOUVER, Canada — Latvian brothers Andris and Juris Šics claimed a surprise silver medal in the doubles luge overnight. The brothers, who have a current world cup ranking of nine, upstart many by going out and setting a blistering time on their first run. It forced the reigning — This is a paid article. To […]

Olympics: Feb 17 Baltic results

Olympics: Feb 17 Baltic results

VANCOUVER, Canada — Here is a summary of how Baltic athletes fared on Feb. 17 in Vancouver. Cross-country skiing — women’s final standings Kaija Udras (Est), 31st Triin Ojaste (Est), 37th Cross-country skiing — men’s final standings Peeter Kümmel (Est), 14th Kein Einaste (Est), 27th Anti Saarepuu (Est), 42nd Mantis Strolia (Lith), 46th Modestas Vaičiulis […]

Olympics: Baltic competing athletes Feb. 18

Olympics: Baltic competing athletes Feb. 18

VANCOUVER, Canada — A list of all Baltic competing athletes for Feb. 18. All time are in Baltic times. Events are subject to change due to weather conditions. The main athletes to watch this evening are the Dukurs brother from Latvia who are the strongest gold medal hopes for Latvia. Martins Dukers will enter today’s […]

Snow, more snow and drugs

Snow, more snow and drugs

VANCOUVER, Canada — The past couple of days have seen more of two things that have become synonymous with Vancouver 2010 — bad weather and drug scandals. Snow, snow go away For the second time in the opening week the alpine skiing schedule has been interrupted by heavy snow. Last week event organizers could not […]

Olympics: Feb. 16 Baltic results

Olympics: Feb. 16 Baltic results

VANCOUVER, Canada — Here is a summary of how Baltic athletes fared on Feb. 16 in Vancouver. Biathlon — women’s 10 km pursuit Diana Rasimovičiūtė (Lith) 34 Madara Līduma (Lat) 38 Gerda Krūmiņa (Lat) 57 Eveli Saue (Est) DNF Biathlon — men’s 12.5 km pursuit Ilmārs Bricis (Lat) 32 Indrek Tobreluts (Est) 48 Kauri Koiv […]

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