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U.S. Women Earn Gold, Victories in Olympics

The United States Women’s Hockey team beat rival Finland in a 4-2 victory. The team is tied with Canada, with six points in Olympic standings. Finland has four points, China has 2, and Sweden and Japan have zero. The top two teams will battle in a game for the gold medal immediately after the preliminary round.

Downhill skier Picabo Street won Olympic gold in the women’s super-G, with .01 seconds to spare. Street said “I made a mistake about midway through the course …. It made me mad and I just went for it.”

Street, a native of Idaho who now lives in Portland, Oregon, has recovered from knee surgery and grappled with headaches from a two-week-old accident that knocked her unconscious.

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AP, Nando.net - February 11, 1998