- The Washington Times - Saturday, February 16, 2002

Seen and heard last night at America West Arena in Phoenix:
BITTER MEMORIES Washington Wizards coach Doug Collins, who played on the 1972 Olympic team that was robbed of a gold medal against the Soviets, doesn't expect much redress. Even after yesterday's historic ruling that gave the Canadian figure skating pair a gold medal, Collins doesn't expect the 30-year-old basketball decision to be overturned.
"I don't think anything is going to happen with us," Collins said. "I think that's in the past. They are very similar circumstances we got voted down with the Iron Curtain voting against the free world. I don't know anything about figure skating, but from what I saw and heard the Canadians did the best routine.
"I'm glad that politics didn't win out and they were able to get their medal," Collins continued. "The one thing I do know that I will miss as I look back on my life is standing on the platform and listening to the national anthem being played and getting a gold medal."
To this day Collins and his teammates have refused to accept the silver medal.
TWO AIRS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE For everyone who came out to see Michael Jordan play against Phoenix, the Suns had a special bonus. Jordan's sister, Roslyn, sang the national anthem before the game.
John N. Mitchell



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