Thursday, February 09, 2006
The Torino Winter Games kick off on Saturday. In addition to listing Michigan's medal hopefuls, like skater and brand-new Michiganian Tanith Belbin, bobsledder Jean Prahm (Waterford), doubles luge Mark Grimmette (Muskegon), Red Wing's Chris Chelios, the Detroit News has a feature on the families of two more Michigan athletes and how their communities are helping them cope with the huge cost of going to the games. Olympians profiled are U.S. women's hockey team member Angela Ruggiero of Harper Woods and Bay City short-track speedskater Alex Izykowski.
Read Golden dreams: Many pitch in so Mich. families can see kids' Olympic hopes come true in the Detroit News
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