One Other to Watch

Korea's short-track speed-skating champion Kim Dong Sung will be celebrating his 22nd birthday on the ice during the Games. It's a fitting site. Kim, who won gold at the Nagano Olympics (plus a silver in the 5,000-m relay as a spare), has hardly left the rink since he took up skating at the age of eight, because it looked "like fun."

Still, the last couple of years haven't been all smooth gliding for Korea's golden boy and best-bet medal contender in Salt Lake City. At the 2000 World Championships in England, he had both arms severely cut...

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