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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - Carolina Kostner
The Netherlands speedskating team celebrates gold in the men's team pursuit. Carolina Kostner of Italy casts a shadow on the rink as she begins her figure skating routine. And a hockey puck bounces off the wall during a warm up session before the USA vs. Finland bronze medal game. Here's a look at Saturday's highlights from the Sochi Olympics.
The South Korean Olympic Committee has protested the results of the women's figure skating competition, although the sport's international governing body said Saturday it has not yet received the letter.
Any sport without a finish line or clock or some definitive standard is subject to skepticism about the results. It has happened at the Olympics before, and now it's happened at Sochi after Adelina Sotnikova skated away with the gold medal, the first for a Russian woman in the individual event.
Leave it to figure skating and judging, where winning can be obscured by whining.
Canada won its fourth straight women's Olympic hockey title, breaking Thursday's pattern of first-time winners on the slopes and ice of the Sochi Games.
Kim got silver, followed by Carolina Kostner of Italy for bronze. Kim was trying to be the first repeat winner of the women's gold since Katarina Witt in 1988.
Adelina Sotnikova won the women's figure skating gold medal at the Sochi Olympics pretty much because of one extra triple jump.
THURSDAY'S HIGHLIGHTS AT THE SOCHI OLYMPICS:
Russia's cupboard was so bare of world-class female figure skaters that the sport's most dominant nation had to turn to the kids a few years ago.
Yuna Kim, the defending champion from South Korea won the short program Wednesday night at the Sochi Games in something resembling a photo finish. But it wasn't Russian youngster Julia Lipnitskaia on her heels.
Anxiety and energy. Conviction and courage.
Spinning uneasily through the air on her opening triple lutz in Wednesday's short program, Gracie Gold wondered, "Is this my Olympic moment? I'm going to be on my butt?"
Yuna Kim sighed when she drew the ball with the No. 24 out of the bag.
Like rock stars or Brazilian soccer players, the top women figure skaters often are referred to by just their first names - Yuna, Mao, Carolina, Gracie - and Olympic success will only swell the ranks of their devoted followers.
Figure skating's biggest event, the Olympic women's competition, begins Wednesday night with the short program.