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Show rundown for 2/23/2002

More Olympic Controversy

John Powers of the Boston Globe joins Bill to complete his coverage of the Olympics for Only A Game. He'll wrap up women's figure skating and all the memorable Olympic moments of the past week.

Commentary

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Bill tries to figure out if Winter Olympic fans want the nice, happy side of the Olympiad or if they prefer the dark, seedy underbelly of the games

Info Break

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Klatuu Barada Nicto.

Olympics Hate Line

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If there is one thing the Olympics bring to the world, it's hype. And there is one little sausage that is taking on the hype in his own way. Bill talks to Alois Gmeiner, an Austrian writer has started an Olympics hate line.

A Tale of Two Resorts

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One has plenty vacancies, the other, has more tourists but also NBC's Al Roker working the crowd every morning. Which place has it better is debatable. But, surprisingly, neither place is making much money. Only A Game's Karen Given has the story of a two dead Salt Lake City winter resorts in the middle of the world's biggest winter sports festival.

Letters

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What you had to say.

Charlie Pierce

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Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss: NBA trades, Sports Illustrated hypocrisy, and curling fever.

Post-Olympic Careers

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Bill analyzes the daunting question facing many outgoing Olympians: What next? For many, the answer is not easy. Even those who find something to do find the trip from the Olympic golden pedestal to the life of a working Joe a long, tough ride.

This program aired on February 23, 2002. The audio for this program is not available.

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