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Bonnie Blair

Further Information


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Brownlee, Shannon. "Yanks on the move." Sports Illustrated (January 27, 1988): 236.

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Janofsky, Michael. "Olympic Profile: Bonnie Blair; A Life of Skating Leads to Calgary." New York Times (February 9, 1987): 166.

Janofsky, Michael. "Repeat for Blair." New York Times (February 11, 1992): B11.

Jeansonne, John. "Blair Has a Flair—For Gold." Newsday (February 6, 1994): 16.

Jenkins, Sally. "A Bonnie blare." Sports Illustrated (February 17, 1992): 38.

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Longman, Jere. "Retiring at Top Speed." New York Times (February 19, 1995): section 8, p. 1.

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Matson, Barbara. "Blair has not Slowed Down: Family is her Life, Not Speed skating." Boston Globe (January 9, 2002): F7.

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Parrish, Paula. "History (Never) Lessens: Bonnie Blair was textbook good, and her legacy still is quoted chapter and verse." Denver Rocky Mountain News (February 15, 2002): 23S.

Phillips, Angus. "Bonnie Blair is a 5-4 Colossus on Skates." Washington Post (January 2, 1992): D3.

Phillips, Angus. "Introspective Blair Rebuffs Outside World in Pursuit of Gold." Washington Post (February 11, 1994): H5.

Reilly, Rick. "To mettle the medal." Sports Illustrated (March 7, 1988): 50.

Rushin, Steve. "Child of innocence." Sports Illustrated (December 19, 1994): 72.

Rushin, Steve. "The last lap." Sports Illustrated (February 27, 1995): 52.

Rushin, Steve. "Time after time." Sports Illustrated (February 7, 1994): 90.

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