Figure Skating: Going for Sixes

The U.S. has yet to win its first Olympic gold medal in men's skiing, and its girls have not been golden since Andrea Mead Lawrence swept the slopes in 1952. The last bobsled victory was in 1948; the one hockey triumph was in 1960. Only in figure skating has the U.S. regularly cut the ice. Since 1948, U.S. skaters have brought home no fewer than six gold, four silver, five bronze medals. This year's team, chosen at the national championship in Philadelphia last week, includes at least three medal contenders, plus the...

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