A skating legend finally gets his due

Updated: February 19, 2010, 4:07 PM ET
By Bonnie D. Ford | ESPN.com

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Frank Carroll, beset by admirers, moved gingerly through the hallway in the bowels of the Pacific Coliseum after the medals had been awarded in Olympic men's figure skating, carrying a pair of Evan Lysacek's sneakers. People approached him, literally tugging at his sleeve, telling him how glad they were, asking him to pose for a photo.

"Thank you, thank you," Carroll said hoarsely. And then, softly, to no one in particular: "Oh my god, I can't believe ...

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