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Tuesday, 7 January, 2003, 10:54 GMT


Muehlegg in appeal bid
Disgraced cross-country skier Johann Muehlegg lodges an appeal in an attempt to get his Olympic gold medal back.

Drugs test denies Lazutina gold
Russian cross-country skier Larissa Lazutina has her 30km classical win overturned just hours after finishing first.

Second gold for Swiss jumper
Swiss sensation Simon Ammann wins another gold medal with a surprise success in the K120 ski jumping event.

Bjoerndalen takes fourth gold
Norwegian Ole Einar Bjoerndalen becomes only the third athlete to win four medals in one Games after victory in the men's relay.

Historic jump gives Valenta gold
Freestyle skier Ales Valenta leaves the best until last as he pulls off a record jump to win the men's aerials title at Salt Lake City.

Camplin doubles Aussie joy
Freestyle skier Alisa Camplin lays claim to Australia's second gold medal of the Winter Olympics in the women's aerials.

Inquiry into blood doping
More Olympic cross-country skiers are being investigated for alleged blood manipulation.

Disgraced Spanish skier quits
Cross country skier Johann Muehlegg, who was stripped of an Olympic gold, announces his retirement.

Norway contest Olympic medals
Norway demand that athletes who fail drug tests shound hand back all their medals.

Muehlegg tests positive again
Shamed Spanish cross country skier Johann Muehlegg tests positive for a second time in Salt Lake City.

IOC investigates Austrian team
The IOC launches an investigation after blood transfusion equipment is found in a house used by the Austrian team at Salt Lake City.

Proof positive for Olympic drug tests
UK Sport backs the IOC's testing process as two athletes lose gold medals for taking a new banned substance, darbepoetin.

Lajunen sprints to third gold
Samppa Lajunen of Finland wins the Nordic combined sprint on Friday to capture his third gold at Salt Lake City.

Finland joy in Nordic combined
Samppa Lajunen wins his second combined gold of the Games - this time helping the team to Olympic success.

Finn one-two in Nordic combined
Finland's Samppa Lajunen wins the Olympic gold medal in the Nordic combined while compatriot Jaako Tallus takes silver.

Germans defend relay title
Kati Wilhelm anchors the German women's team to win its second successive Olympics 4x7.5km biathlon relay title.

Bjoerndalen wins third gold
Norwegian Ole Einar Bjoerndalen becomes the first biathlete to win three golds at a single Games with victory in the men's 12.5K pursuit.

Pyleva pounces to take title
Russia's Olga Pyleva takes the women's 10K biathlon pursuit having missed only one target in her four shooting stops.

Bjoerndalen retains sprint title
Norwegian Ole Einar Bjoerndalen has won his second biathlon gold of the Winter Games in the 10km event.

German one-two in 7.5km biathlon
Germany's Kati Wilhelm leads the way to win gold in the women's biathlon 7.5km sprint, while compatriot Uschi Disl takes silver.

Bjoerndalen beats biathlon rivals
Ole Einar Bjoerndalen holds off the challenge of Germany's Frank Luck to claim gold in the 20km biathlon at the Winter Olympics.

Henkel takes gold
Andrea Henkel wins the first biathlon gold medal at the Winter Olympics with victory in the 15km event.

Dixon's last stand
Great Britain's Mike Dixon is in sentimental mood after competing in his fifth and final Olympic individual biathlon event.

Dizzy Dixon's biathlon blow
Britain's veteran biathlete Mike Dixon says he felt dizzy during a poor display in the Olympic 20km event.

Muehlegg stripped of gold
Spain's cross-country skiing triple gold medallist Johann Muehlegg is among three athletes to fail a drugs test.

Lazutina test angers Russia
The disqualification of Larissa Lazutina ahead of the cross country relay plays its part in Russia's threat to quit the Olympics.

Muehlegg's rise and fall
The colourful career of Johann Muehlegg, the man at the centre of the latest Olympic doping scandal.

Ukraine stand by verdict
Ukraine will not appeal against the decision to bar nordic skier Irina Terelia from the Winter Olympics after she failed a blood test.

Muehlegg claims golden hat-trick
German-born Johann Muehlegg, who now competes for Spain, wins his third Salt Lake City gold in the 50km classical cross country.

German women secure relay gold
Germany claim gold in the women's 4x5km cross country relay.

A few brave men
BBC Sport Online's Alex Gubbay salutes four special skiers who survived a cross-country sprint at a snowy Soldier Hollow.

Hetland surges to sprint win
A late surge from Norway's Tor Arne Hetland gives him his first Olympic gold medal in the men's 1.5 km cross-country sprint.

Tchepalova clinches sprint title
Russia's Julija Tchepalova races to gold in the women's 1.5km cross-country sprint.

Norway win by a whisker
Thomas Alsgaard wins a desperate dash for the line as Norway edge out Italy to take gold in the men's 4x10km cross country relay.

Danilova holds on for gold
Olga Danilova wins the women's cross-country pursuit after holding off her challengers in the freestyle leg of the race.

Elofsson out of relay
Sweden's Per Elofsson is forced out of the men's 4x10K cross-country relay through illness.

Muehlegg wins second gold
Johann Muehlegg wins the men's cross-country pursuit to add to his earlier win in the 30K.

Estonian joy at cross-country
Andrus Veerpalu wins Estonia's first-ever Olympic gold and his team-mate Jaak Mae takes third in the 15km classical cross-country.

Skari spoils Russian celebrations
Norway's Bente Skari takes gold in the women's 10km classical cross-country and denies Russia a clean sweep of the medals.

Belmondo claims Olympic gold
Italian Stefania Belmondo wins the first gold of the Winter Olympics with victory in the women's 15km freestyle cross-country.

Muehlegg joy in cross-country
Spain's Johann Muehlegg grabs gold in the men's 30km freestyle cross-country skiing at the Winter Olympics.

Russians upset over judging
Russian Olympic chiefs believe skier Olga Koroleva's was unfairly placed fourth in the freestyle aerials event at Salt Lake City.

Leu lands world record
Swiss freestyle skier Evelyne Leu sets a new world record in qualifying for the women's aerials final and Alexei Grichin leads the men.

Moguls joy for Lahtela
Finland's Janne Lahtela beats America's Travis Mayer to the gold in the final of the men's Olympic freestyle moguls.

Temple's biggest test
Britain's Sam Temple puts in a brave effort on the moguls after an early mistake proves costly at a difficult time.

Cooper cursing injury jinx
Freestyle skiing favourite Jacqui Cooper endures yet another injury as she is forced to pull out of the Winter Olympics.

Traa wins moguls title
Norway's Kari Traa clinches gold in the women's moguls event at the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.

Party on, dudes
BBC Sport Online follows Team GB at the freestyle skiing and finds an atmosphere not normally associated with the Olympics.

Schmitt helps Hannawald to gold
Sven Hannawald finally triumphs in Salt Lake City as team-mate Martin Schmitt seals victory for Germany in the K120 team ski jump event.

Swiss 'Harry Potter' takes flight
Meet ski jumping double gold medallist Simon Ammann - an unlikely Olympic hero.

Tough at the top
BBC Sport Online's Alex Gubbay takes a closer look at the men's ski jumping final - from the top of the K120 hill.

Ammann leaps to win
Switzerland's Simon Ammann pulls off a major shock by winning gold in the K90 ski-jumping event at the Utah Olympic Park.

Pedersen positive despite failure
British ski jumper Glynn Pedersen targets the big hill competition after failing to reach the Olympic K90 final.

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