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Saturday Olympics Recap

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Duluth News Tribune: Apolo Anton Ohno glided around the ice with a U.S. flag tucked under an arm, flashing a handful of fingers plus one. That makes six, as in matching Bonnie Blair as the most decorated Winter Olympian from the United States. This one was a silver in the 1,500 meters.

Women's moguls

Hannah Kearney won America's first gold medal of the Vancouver Olympics, winning the women's moguls by defeating Canadian Jenn Heil.

Kearney scored 26.63 points in the final Saturday night, to defeat Heil by the wide margin of .94 points. American Shannon Bahrke took bronze to add to her silver medal from 2002.

Ski jumping

Swiss ski jumper Simon Ammann landed the first of the 86 gold medals to be awarded. Amman won two gold medals in the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics, when he looked a lot like Harry Potter.


Slovakia's Anastazia Kuzmina won the women's 7.5-kilometer biathlon sprint. She hit nine of 10 shots and finished in 19 minutes, 55.6 seconds on the course that had to be sprinkled with fertilizer to harden the snow that had been pelted for days with rain and sleet.


After several mostly civil protests Friday, members of the Olympic Resistance Network turned violent Saturday, shattering three large plate-glass windows and splattering more with red paint in the front of Hudson's Bay Co., one of the major Olympic sponsors and home to the main souvenir store.

Opening ceremony ratings

The Nielsen Co. says an estimated 32.6 million people watched Friday's opening ceremony -- a 48 percent jump from the 2006 Games from Turin and approaching the 34.2 million who watched the opening in Beijing. It was the most-watched program ever in Canada.

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