By Theodore Fischer and Maria Uricoechea,
figure skater Michael Weiss lives in Fairfax, trained at the Fairfax
Ice Arena and frequently slides over to the Cabin John Ice
Rink and the Mount Vernon Recreation Center. His father,
Greg, a U.S. gymnast in the 1964 Olympics, owns the Gold's gyms in
Fairfax (10201 Main St., 703-352-4653) and Gaithersburg (255 Muddy
Branch Rd., 301-721-4653). ... Two members of Kazakhstan's
figure-skating team, Marina Khaltourina and Andrey Kryukov,
trained at the SkateNation of Prince William in Dale City.
... D.C. resident Nate Mills, a member of the men's
speed-skating team, attended Georgetown University Law
School. … Washington Capitals coach Ron Wilson was the head
coach of the U.S. team and five of his Caps players skated for the
opposition: defenseman Calle Johansson, captain of the
Swedish team; All-Star right wing Peter Bondra and left wing Richard
Zednik for Slovakia; All-Star goalie Olaf Kolzig for
Germany; and defenseman Sergei Gonchar for Russia. ...
District resident Dan Henderson played defense on the U.S.
ice-sledge hockey team competing in the Paralympics. … William
Stewart, a member of the men's cross-country skiing team in the
Paralympics, lost his left arm while working on the roof of the Watergate
Olympic art: The National Portrait Gallery displays
photographs of former Olympians Carl Lewis, Jackie Joyner-Kersee,
Dorothy Hamill and Nickolas Muray, a Hungarian-born fashion
photographer and member of the 1928 U.S. fencing team.
Olympics in print: The best of the lot (a whole lot) includes
The Olympic Factbook: A Spectator's Guide to the Winter Games, the
official U.S. Olympic Committee handbook; The Complete Book of
the Winter Olympics (1998 edition) by David (Book of Lists)
Wallechinsky, which includes scores of scores, lists and stats; and Frozen
in Time: The Greatest Moments of the Winter Olympics by Bud
Greenspan, a lavishly illustrated guide to the 74-year-old Winter
Games. Get them at Borders, Olsson's and just about
Olympics in sound: John Williams' CD Summon the Heroes
features tuneful favorites like the "Olympic Fanfare and
Theme," "Parade of the Charioteers" from Ben Hur
and the ever-popular theme from Chariots of Fire. The English
Chamber Orchestra's World Anthems offers the
"Olympic Fanfare" plus 29 national anthems. If you want 'em,
march over to Tower.
Olympic torch: In 1996 the Olympic torch relay team spent a
night at D.C.'s Holiday Inn-Washington Central (15th Street and
Rhode Island Avenue N.W., 202-483-2000) en route to Atlanta.
Olympic medals: ''The Sports Festivals in Ancient Times''
exhibit on the third floor of the National Museum of American
History displays medals dating back as far as 460 B.C. for
wrestling and chariot racing, along with other Greek and Roman
Olympic cosmetics: Klaus Heidegger, a former member of an
Austrian Olympic skiing team, is now co-president (with his wife,
Jami) of Kiehl's ultrachic and ultragreen cosmetics, including the
All-Sports line – available around here exclusively at Neiman
Marcus in Mazza Gallerie.