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Oksana Baiul
Rising to the top
Rising to the top

The judges for the Winter Olympics women's figure skating competition got it right. What fun is that? Of course, there was hardly any way they could have gotten it wrong after yesterday's long program. Not even the French judge would have dared try to fix this one. Skaters have complained that the ice at the Palavela is soft, but that was a good thing in this case. Considering how many of them fell on it, someone could have been seriously injured. The winner: the only one standing. That would be Japan's Shizuka Arakawa. I hope that Arakawa is remembered for more than just staying upright. Her performance wasn't as inspiring as those by some recent Olympic...