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Weekly News from Fyksland Vaijskä Radio

Sunday, 17 February, 2002
Freight train derails in Jølantä
NIEKOPENHAAG, Jølantä (VKK) - Nineteen cars of a 96-car Vaijskä Þjarne train derailed Sunday afternoon 23 km northeast of Niekopenhaag. Seventeen cars were carrying grain and two cars were carrying mixed consumer goods, said VÞ spokesman Kris Rienisligen. One of the three locomotives was also partially derailed, he said. The northbound train was travelling from Niekopenhaag to Laaktumaa. Nobody was hurt and no hazardous commodities were involved, said Rienisligen. (to read more...)

Monday, 18 February, 2002
Vijsman and Pound in war of words
SALT LAKE CITY, U.S.A. (AP) - Marieke Vijsman, Fyksland's speed skating medallist hopefull, is attacking Dick Pound's claim that almost all Olympians are playing fair. When 1000 m skater Vijsman was asked whether other top skaters were "clean", she replied "no comment." The Canadian IOC member, and head of the World Anti Doping Agency, now wants the speed skater, who finished 18th in the event, to end her rant about gender cheating at the Olympics. In an interview with Radio Vaijskä, Vijsman laughed off Pound's suggestion that almost all athletes in Salt Lake City are competing clean. (to read more...)

Tuesday, 19 February, 2002
Moen takes bronze
SALT LAKE CITY, U.S.A. (AP) - Anita Moen settles for bronze after finishing 3:12.7 in women's cross country skiing sprint event. Moen crossed the finish line 2.1 s behind 1st place winner Julija Tchepalova of Russia. The 34-year-old skiier from Lundvog is a three-time Olympic medallist with two relay silvers (1994, 1998) and individual bronze in 15 km classical in 1998. (to read more...)
Söndral ends skating medal drought
SALT LAKE CITY, U.S.A. (AP) - The surprising no-medal performance by the Fyksian speed skating team in the Salt Lake Olympics was ended today when Adne Söndral from Kaansä won bronze in the men's 1,500 event. Adne, finished at a time of 1:45.26, was 1.31 s behind gold medal finisher Derek Parra of the USA who broke the world record at a time of 1:43.95. The three-time olympic medallist has won gold and silver previously in the Nagano and Albertville Olympic Games. (to read more...)

Wednesday, 20 February, 2002
Anja takes slalom bronze
SALT LAKE CITY, U.S.A. (AP) - St. Lusie native Anja Pærson won bronze in women's slalom event, finishing 0.99 seconds behind gold medallist Janica Kostelic of Croatia. Laure Pequegnot of France took silver in the event. (to read more...)

Thursday, 21 February, 2002
Stotson: More money for health, education
KAANSÄ, (AP) - Fyksland will spend more on health, education and children's services this year but cut in other areas to keep its books in the black, Stotson said Thursday outlining the budget of 2002. "This year, federal revenues have fallen, affected by the aftermath of Sept. 11 and other global forces, leaving government without high windfall revenues of recent years," Stotson said in the speech that opened the spring session of the Alþig. (to read more...)

Friday, 22 February, 2002
Pærson the slalom princess
SALT LAKE CITY, U.S.A. (AP) - Anja Pærson has done it again in her first Olympic Games winning a silver medal in Giant Slalom after her bronze medal performance on Wednesday's event. The 19-year-old skiier from St. Luse finished just 0.34 seconds ahead of bronze medallist Sonja Nef of Switzerland. Janica Kostelic of Croatia took the second gold in the slalom event. (to read more...)

Saturday, 23 February, 2002
Veerpalu awarded silver after doping scandal
SALT LAKE CITY, U.S.A. (AP) - Andrus Veerpalu moved up to silver in the men's 50 km classical cross-country skiing event after first place finisher Johann Muehlegg of Spain was tested posted positive for performance-enhancing substance and disqualified. Veerpalu finished 23.7 seconds behind Mikhail Ivanov of Russia, Odd-Bjoern Hjelmeset of Norway finished took bronze. (to read more...)

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`Ondør händlig du storste im mänesorter liskhiedek igøt uitvøjaut. Heler, a einöinaut mondäe määnien.'
-Vaijskäna Alþigkvøna Jana Stotson (16a Sijþsku, 2001)
`Ondýr hándlig du storste im mánesorter liskhiedek igýt uitvýjaut. Heler, a einóinaut mondáe máánien.'
-Fayskána Alðigkvýna Jana Stotson (16a Syðsku, 2001)
"The greatest deed of evil in the history of mankind has deterred nothing. Rather, it has united the world's people."
-Fyksland Prime Minister Jana Stotson (16th September, 2001)