Alaska Olympians: Dispatches, schedule

February 19, 2010 

Former Olympian Rosey Fletcher smiles as she and husband Peter Grunwaldt welcome 8-pound Oskar John Grunwaldt early Friday morning, February 19, 2010, in Anchorage.


Rosey's new prize

Four days before the four-year anniversary of her bronze-medal-winning performance at the 2006 Winter Olympics, Anchorage's Rosey Fletcher delivered again.

Rosey and husband Peter Grunwaldt welcomed Oskar John Grunwaldt at 6:59 a.m. Friday at Alaska Regional Hospital. The baby weighed in at eight pounds, sporting lots of hair, according to proud aunt Sarah Grunwaldt.

On Feb. 23, 2006, Fletcher claimed the bronze medal in the women's parallel giant slalom snowboard race in Turin, Italy. A three-time Olympian, she retired at the end of that season.

Oskar John is the couple's first child.

Alaskans at the Olympics

(all times AST)


Men's cross country, 30-K pursuit, 12:30 p.m. (James Southam)


Men's biathlon, 15-K mass start, 9:45 a.m. (Jay Hakkinen, Jeremy Teela)

Men's skicross, 8:15 a.m. qualifying, 11:15 medal round (Dave Duncan, former UAA skier)


Women's cross country, team sprint, 9:45 a.m. prelims, 11 a.m. final (Kikkan Randall, possibly Holly Brooks, pending coaches' decision)

Women's hockey, U.S. vs. Sweden, semifinal, 11 a.m. (Kerry Weiland)


No Alaskans competing


Men's cross-country, relay, 10:15 a.m. (Southam, pending coaches' decision)

Olympic friends

A few Facebook groups for those who can't get enough Olympics -- or, in the case of one of those groups, have had too much tape-delayed Olympics:

• APU Olympic Skiers Rock! (624 fans as of Friday afternoon)

• Alaska's 2010 Winter Olympians (459 fans)

• 10,000,000 People Against NBC's Olympic Coverage (3,653 fans)

Vancouver Olympics 411

Whistler mayor Ken Melamed moved to Montreal from his Philadelphia home at age 12 because his father objected to the Vietnam War.

Dispatch Alaska

"Big cheer from the kitchen staff as Canada wins hockey shootout vs. Swiss. Aussies take 1st ever gold medal in snowboard, fun at dinner!"

-- Tweet from Anchorage cross-country skier Kikkan Randall at

Compiled by Daily News sports editor Beth Bragg. Daily News wire services contributed to this report.

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