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Olympics: The Final Take 5

Updated: February 26, 2006, 6:36 PM ET
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With the close of the Winter Olympics, we take a look at some athletes whose fortunes have changed from just a few weeks ago:

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Shizuka Arakawa We heard so much about the influx of Japanese skaters, a powerhouse in the making, in the sport of figure skating. Well, the foundation was laid at the Winter Olympics with Arakawa's historic gold-medal win in the ladies' event. Her graceful, nearly flawless program gave Japan its first Olympic figure skating gold.

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