Olympic-Size Controversies

What would the winter Olympics be without skating, sledding—and soap operas? The 2006 Games in Torino, Italy, are a month away, but the controversies are already flying like a Finnish ski jumper. Canada angered many fans last month by naming hockey pariah Todd Bertuzzi—who pleaded guilty to assault for a vicious on-ice attack on Colorado Avalanche player Steve Moore in March 2004—to its Olympic squad, snubbing the sport's golden boy, Siddney Crosby, 18. And injured figure-skating star Michelle Kwan, 25, last week said she would skip the U.S. championships, which double as the sport's Olympic trials, and petition for one of...

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