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American Shani Davis Takes Speedskating Gold

Turin winner defends his title in 1,000 meters

(Newser) - Shani Davis won his second consecutive gold medal in men's 1,000-meter speedskating tonight at the Vancouver Olympics. Davis, 27, defended the title he won 4 years ago in Turin, when he became the first African-American to win an individual gold medal at the Winter Games. Mo Tae-bum of South... More »

Pavarotti Lipsynched Last Performance

Late tenor too sick to sing live at Turin Olympics opening ceremony

(Newser) - Lipsynching isn't just for neophytes like Nikki Hilton—none other than tenor Luciano Pavarotti faked his way through his final public performance at the opening of the Turin Winter Olympics, the Guardian reports. In a new book, Pavarotti's conductor and pianist claims that he recorded the cancer-stricken tenor and the... More »

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