Sport: Fassi: The Man with the Midas Touch

Darting around Innsbruck's Olympic Stadium last week, Figure-Skating Coach Carlo Fassi kept the uniforms of several nations on hand and changed colors midway through events. "I go like crazy," he explained. "I'm everywhere." Everywhere Fassi was last week, there seemed to be gold. In a sport where most coaches would be satisfied to guide just one competitor into the Olympics, the ubiquitous Fassi brought four skaters to the Winter Games and left with two gold-medal winners: America's Dorothy Hamill and Britain's John Curry. The double victory confirmed what many people in figure skating already knew: that Carlo Fassi, with his...

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