Olympic Diary - Day Seven, Feb. 14, 2002

Feb. 15, 2002

by Lori Scott Fogleman

Baylor University graduate Erika Snoberger, who is covering all speed skating events for the U.S. Olympic Committee at the Winter Olympics, is filing a daily diary with Baylor Public Relations, as she experiences the "shining moments" that only the Games can provide.

Day Seven, Feb. 14, 2002

Today was a another single-event day in speedskating (the women's 500m final)...thank goodness! Unfortunately, the U.S. didn't ever really get in medal contention. Our best shot, Chris Witty, is ill with mono, so she has not been able to train up to her best level lately. She ended up in 14th place.

Tomorrow, I get a day off (sort of) on one of just two days during the Olympics when there are no speedskating events. Then it's back to the ice Saturday with short track and long track. Apolo Ohno will be skating for the gold in the 1000m and the short track women will skate in the 500m and 3000m relay.

In the meantime, I am hoping to get over to the Medals Plaza tonight and if not to see, at least to hear some of the ceremony and the concert. It should be great since there's always a party here downtown!


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