Olympics Lookahead

By The Associated Press

One was supposed to be a star this year. The other’s time had supposedly passed. Sven Kramer and Bode Miller both will go for their second gold medals of the Vancouver Games on Tuesday. NBC will air Kramer’s 10,000-meter speedskating race and Miller’s giant slalom.

BODE’S ASCENT: Miller, largely written off after flopping in the 2006 Games, can become the first man to win four Alpine medals in a single Olympics.

KRAMER VS KRAMER?: It seems like Sven is in a class by himself after winning the 5,000 and 10,000 at the last three world championships. The Dutchman will try to complete a similar sweep at the Vancouver Games.

HERS TO LOSE?: South Korea’s Kim Yu-na is the most overwhelming choice for the women’s figure skating gold since Katarina Witt in 1988. Her short program is Tuesday.

CANADA DRY: The hosts have conceded they won’t win the most overall medals at these games, but that won’t matter much if the men’s hockey team rallies to win gold. Canada faces Germany in an elimination game.

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