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February 22, 1986

Undated (AP) _ LENINGRAD (AP) - Norwegian skier Anne Jahren won the 10-kilometer race, the sixth stage of the women’s World Cup ski tournament, in 30 minutes, 15.7 seconds, the Soviet news agency Tass said Saturday.

Mariann Dahlmo of Norway was second in 30:24.0 with Raisa Smetanina of the Soviet Union third in 30:43.4.


MADRID, Spain (AP) - The Spanish government on Saturday banned the Gibraltar flag from the opening ceremony of the European Indoor Track and Field Championships triggering a formal protest from international track authorities.

The government’s decision was delivered to the organizers of the Championships on Saturday morning and it was immediately rejected, international track sources said.

But Spanish officials at the Madrid Sports Palace, where the Championships are taking place this weekend, refused to display the Gibraltar flag alongside those from other participating countries and had all teams march in the opening ceremony with no flags.


OSLO, Norway (AP) - Valery Medvedtsev of the Soviet Union captured his second gold medal in three days Saturday when he won the 10-kilometer sprint race in the men’s World Biathlon Championships at Holmenkollen. His winning time was 28 minutes, 2.8 seconds with no misses on the targets..

Peter Angerer of West Germany and Franz Schuler of Austria placed second and third for the silver and bronze medals, respectively, with times of 28:09.9 and 28:55.3. Both had one miss on 10 targets.

The 21-year-old Medvedtsev also won the 10-kilometer gold medal Thursday. He is the first man to win both individual World Championships events since Juhani Suutarinen of Finland succeeded in 1974 when the 10-kilometer was added to the championships program.

Norway’s Sanna Goenlid and Siv Braaten finished 1-2 in Saturday’s European Cup 5-kilometer race for women. Eva Korpela of Sweden, who won the European Cup’s 10-kilometer race Wednesday, placed third.


PARIS (AP) - Three-time European heavyweight boxing champion Lucien Rodriguez of France, who once went the distance with former world titleholder Larry Holmes, has announced his retirement.

Rodriguez, 34, who had a professional career record of 39 victories, 12 defeats and a draw, announced he was retiring at his training center in the Paris suburb of Saint-Ouen on Friday.

Rodriguez held the European title intermittently from May 1977 until November 1984. On March 27, 1983, he lost a unamious 12-round decision to Holmes in a title fight in Scranton, Pa.

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