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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - February 10, 1968, Darmstadt, HessePage 20 the stars and stripes saturday february 1q, i968 Russ hucksters rip ., 10-2, for 3rd straight Grenoble France a defending Champion Russia sparked by Anatoli Firsov s hattrick overcame Early attempts at aggressive play to thrash theu.s., 10-2, for its third straight olympic ice hockey Victory her Friday. The Only Consolation the out manned americans had was breaking the user s scoreless Mark getting two second period goals by Don Ross and John Morrison with Brooks Hurley As sisting on both. It was the third straight setback for the yanks. The russians completely dominated a rough first period Roll ing up a 6-0 advantage. The used pinpoint passing to thwart the americans checking tactics and starting goalie Pat Rupp was under constant pressure Anat times appeared completely be Kuzkin started it with but 2 minutes 51 seconds gone and Victor Blinov made it 2-0, 32 seconds later both goal coming with Morrison and Rob Ert Gaudreau in the penalty spectacular Solo dash by fir Sov and tallies by Veatch Star biathlon rated toughest a trans France a two of the toughest and most exciting events of the 1968 olym Pic Winter games will be staged Here next week but hardly More than a couple of Hundred local townsfolk Are expected to at tend along with journalists and photographers from All Over the world. People simply do not know what biathlon is. The Winner will be the per son who has gone through the roughest test of the games. Think it is one of the most exciting olympic sports commented sixteen Jernberg of Sweden one of the world s All time Best Cross country skiers with four olympic Gold two Silver and two Bronze medals. At a press conference Here Jernberg explained the biathlon event in simple terms it is a combination of Cross country skiing and shooting and As a Hunter i like the com Tough combination however it is very difficult to ski and shoot. Some people think it is easy. It in t. You must be a Good skier As Well As an excellent Marksman. My forecast is that the Winner of the 20-Kilometer individual Biath Lon race monday will be the per son that has made a fast ski race and has no misses in the shooting event Jernberg the individual Competition monday the skiers will have to Stop four times at the Biath Lon stadium before they race thelast few Kilometres. Twice they shoot from a prone position at150 meters and twice standing at the same distance. Each time they have to fire five shots at the same target. All shots Mustbe Bull s eyes to avoid one or two minute penalties which have to be added to their final Cross country racing time. No room to practice Grenoble France a Japan has men and women figure skaters in the Winter olympic but none competing As pairs. The reason says National coach Mikio Takeuchi is that the rinks fat Home Are too crowded for proper practice. Shanov Victor Polupanow an another by Blinov padded the margin and left Little doubt Asto the outcome. It was 14 minutes before the yanks managed a shot on goal and soviet goalie Victor Kono Valenko had Only two saves Dur ing the entire first stanza. Polupanow upped it to 7-0 in51 seconds of the second period before Ross and Morrison Nar rowed the count. After Bori Moisseev scored for the rus sians Firsov completed his hattrick with the final two goals of the game. He also had two assists to account for five scores. In the Day s opening game Sweden posted its second Victory without a loss by edging West Germany 5-4 in a contest that featured a seven goal first period. Carl Goran Soeberg broke a 4-4tie Only 1 41 before the final Buzzer when his behind the Goa shot struck German goalie Josef Schramm s skate and Carome Dinto the goal. Schramm after giving up four first period scores had shut out the swedes for just Over 43 minutes when the win Ner found the net. Ernst Koepf had tied the game4-4 with a tally at 5 33 of the mighty Monti Italy s Eugenio Monti right and his brakeman Luciano de Polis left who Are leading in the olympic two Man bobsled Competition after thursday night s two runs Are congratulated by Romania s Ion Pantiru after breaking the course record on their first run. Pantiru had set the previous record on his final practice run sunday night. A photo great bobsled runs give Monti big Lead alpe d Huez France up nine time world Champion Eugenio Monti of Italy going fallout for his first olympic Gold medal put together two spectacular runs thursday night to take a commanding Lead at the Halfway Point of the two Man bobsledding championships. The second two runs were Tobe held Friday night. Monti at 40 the old Manof International bobsledding set a track record on his first run clocking one minute 10.13 seconds. He put that together with a 1 10.72 in the second run fora combined total of 2 20.85. The West German no. 1 sled driven by Horst Floth standing fifth after a first run of 1 10.76,did the fastest second run in 1 10.43 to take Over the second items Pigeon holed Grenoble France a while the 3,000 members of the press corps Are chasing All Over the Alps to watch the exploits of Jean Claude Killy Eugenio Monti and Eero Maen tyrant in the Winter olympic games the organizing committee takes care they Don t miss notice of the transcendent events taking place in priceless bits of information on the social and other doings of the Home base Are daily stuffed into the reporters Cashiers or Pigeon holes Back at the Centre de example a spacious perfumery Stan has been set up by the coif Feur Alexandre in the a expo for the olympic games. Ten specialist perfumery advisors All speaking several languages Are responsible for propagating the French perfumery alpe d Huez France up High temperatures and a melting track Friday night forced postponement of the final runs of the olympic two Man bobsledding event in which Italy s Eugenio Monti appeared set for a Goldmedal after years of trying. The final runs were rescheduled for 8 . Saturday. Spot with a combined total of2 21.19. Third was Romania s Ion pan Turu. With runs of 1 10.20 and 1 the second run the Ameri cans managed to pull their two sleds up a couple of places. The no. 1 Sled driven by Paul Lamey of Manchester n.h., with Robert Huscher of Valley stream.n.y., was standing seventh with medals from a and up dispatches Grenoble France medal standings in the x Winter Ojdym pics Gold Silver Bronze France i i o Italy 1 q Russia i 0 0 Sweden 1 0 0united states 0 3 q Norway 2 1finland 0 0 i Switzerland 0 g i 2 22.84, while the second sled with Howard Clifton of Elnora n.y., As Driver and Michael Luce of Keene Valley n.y., As Brake Man was 10th. They had finished the first Runin eighth and 12th spots. Track conditions were nearly perfect when the once postponed run began. But during the first heat there were two accidents neither serious that held up the sleds for nearly an hour. Some 4,000 persons watched Therun on the 1,500-meter Long 12 curve run in this Alpine town 42miles South of the olympic City of Grenoble. . Gal ignores fractured wrist Grenoble. France up Diana Tomkinson 24-year-old British entrant in the women downhill olympic ski race still Hopes to compete despite a Frac tured wrist suffered in training wednesday Tho attractive Secretary Felland flipped Over three times Landing heavily on her left wrist eyewitnesses said. But with the wrist encased in plaster the plucky girl resumed training Friday and appeared All smile for her chances. The downhill race one of the spectacular events of the Winter olympiad will be staged on Theca mousse course at noon saturday unless bad weather conditions Force a postponement. Third period. Koepf also score another German goal narrowing the swede s Lead to a the first period and Josef Reif s son dash with the germans a Man Short tied it 3-3, but Roger of son made it 4-3 for the Winner just 23 seconds later. Romania also made it 2-0 i class b hockey with a 7-3 vie tory Over France it was France s second straight set Back. In a late thursday game underdog Finland pulled off the first big upset of 1968 Winter olympics ice hockey defeating Canada 5-2, in a rugged group a Battle that kept nearly 4000fans cheering throughout few spectators gave the finns any Chance to win but sensational goal ending by tar Poyhonen who made 45 saves and a Heads up offence beat the favored canadians. The defeat evened the record at 1-1 for Canada a Bronze medal Winner at the 1964 olympics. Finland record is also 1-1. Finland beaten soundly in it first match by the soviet Union looked 100 per cent better thurs Day night. But the canadians went Dow fighting scoring once at 11 49 minutes of the final period pour ing a dozen shots directly at Ylonen and pulling their goalie during the final minute. Strategy backfire the strategy backfired when Finland scored a final goal on a45-foot shot by Juhani Wahlsten into the empty scored first at 7 16 of the opening period on a rocket like shot by Matti Keinonen and added another 5% minutes later by Lasse Oksanen. Canada Cut the margin to 2-1 on Dan o Shea goal at 14 47, by the end of the period. Jorma Pelton tallied at13 06 of the second stanza to up the finns margin to 3-1. After hop Koskela had raise the finns advantage to 4-1 at 8 26 of the final period Canada still Macmillan Cut it to 4-2 mid Way through and it looked like the canadians might pull it out. His 15-footer from the right was followed by a Volley of shots but Ylonen kicked them All came Wahlsten s icer into the empty net to Clinch the Victory for the Happy finns. In group b Competition thurs Day a faster norwegian team Defeated France 4-1, breaking1-1 tie at 13 seconds into the second period and dominating play for the remainder of the contest. It was the first game for each team. Hockey standings Grenoble France a standings in the Winter olympics hockey Competition soviet Union Czechoslovakia swede Canada Finland Aat Germany United state West Germany group a l t pts. Gaga 3 0 0 6 27 2 0 00 0 110110 00 4 10 2 4 9 1286 2 5 1000& 8 190 161 0300 0300 thursday s result Czechoslovakia 5, West Germany 1 Finland 6, Canada 2only games scheduled Friday s result Sweden 6, West Germany 4 Russia 10, United states 2canada is. Bast Germany late game Only games scheduled Romania 200 4 Yugoslavia 1 0 0 2 � Norway 1 0poland 0 0 0 Italy 0000 1 00austria 0 1japan0 France 0 2thursday s result Norway 4, France 1only game scheduled Friday s result Romania 7, France 3 Yugoslavia is. Austria lat Norway is. Italy late game Only games scheduled 2 2 00 0il 0 5 4 0 0 2 1 4 1 x0 q 3 5 11 1 c i t p c pc 2c i

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