SHE’LL BE BACK: Skater Sasha Cohen returns to Salt Lake Friday for her showdown with Michelle Kwan. For now, she’s busy practicing and yes, putting the finishing touches on the skating dresses she designed. Cohen was “amazed” with the bags of apparel given to her, but most need some tailoring, said her coach, John Nick. “At 5 feet 4 inches and 94 pounds, she’s below petite,” he joked.
IT TAKES A VILLAGE: A handful of guards and police officer in and around the Olympic village described recent days as “quiet.” Where security was tightest near the entrance, one guard advised a reporter out for an early morning run Wednesday looking for a glimpse inside the village “to just keep running until they stop you.” They didn’t.
At the main entrance, four military guards said “not much has been going on.” But that doesn’t mean they’re relaxed. Two sheets with color photographs of what looked like suspects of some kind rested on their table.