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It was a wild week in the Nancy Kerrigan case with accusations, arrests, confessions and denials. Still, key questions remain unanswered about the attack at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships.

What did Tonya Harding know, and when did she know it?Was she part of a plot, or an innocent victim of innuendo and someone else's crime?

Will she skate in the Winter Olympics next month in Norway, or will she get kicked off the U.S. team?

Harding took the offensive Sunday in her fight to save her Olympic spot, insisting she had nothing to do with the clubbing of Kerrigan.

In the strongest statement yet from the U.S. figure skating champion, Harding said she was "shocked and angry" that anyone close to her might be involved in a plot to hurt Kerrigan.

Her ex-husband, Jeff Gillooly, also denied participating in this "bizarre and crazy event," his lawyer, Ron Hoevet, told The Associated Press on Sunday night.

No charges have been filed, either in Portland or Detroit, naming Gillooly or Harding.

Kerrigan, meanwhile, skated publicly this morning for the first time since she was hurt.

Kerrigan practiced for one hour at an ice rink in her home town. She skated circles and spins and did small hops, and executed a half-axel, smiling and waving her arms in triumph. She had no limp or visible effect from the attack.

Harding also practiced, in Portland, and said she was trying to cope with the situation as best she could.

"It's an obstacle to get over and I may not be the normal figure skater image that everybody wants me to be, but I'm my own person and I may be a litlle rough around the edges sometimes, but overall I think I'm a good person," she said on ABC's "Good Morning, America."

U.S. Olympic officials met Sunday to discuss their options regarding Harding. They took no action, but said they wanted the matter resolved in the next few days.

Asked if it would be best if Harding withdrew from the team, USOC president LeRoy T. Walker said: "I suppose that would be the easiest possible out."

In Stoneham, Mass., Kerrigan slipped out of the house at 2 a.m. Sunday to skate for the first time since she was clubbed on the right knee Jan. 6 in Detroit. She was accompanied by her family and an orthopedic specialist.

"It felt good to be on the ice again," she said. "My knee was a little stiff and it took some time to get loosened up."

Although Harding's bodyguard was charged in the case along with two other men, her lawyer, Dennis Rawlinson, said Harding had no knowledge of the plot.

"Tonya Harding categorically denies all accusations and media speculation that she was involved in any way in the assault," according to a statement read by Rawlinson, the husband of Harding's coach.

"Tonya is shocked and angry that anyone close to her might be involved," the statement said. "She is pleased to see that Nancy is recovering quickly."

In Portland, Ore., today, The Oregonian newspaper reported that the man who attacked Kerrigan was paid $6,500, not a much larger sum as had been previously reported. The newspaper also said the money may have come from a trust fund set up for Harding by the U.S. Figure Skating Association.

New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner is one of several people who have donated money to Harding, although the exact amount he gave is not known.

In Durham, N.C., Walker said the deadline for deciding whether Harding would compete in Lillehammer, Norway, is Feb. 21, the day of the women's skating draw and two days before the competition begins.

"We have to push for a decision before then," Walker said. "I hope that decision is within a few days."

Harding's bodyguard, Shawn Eckardt, 26, and Derrick Brian Smith, 29, were arraigned Friday on charges of conspiring to commit assault. Shane Minoaka Stant, 22, Smith's nephew, also was charged with conspiracy to commit assault and is expected to be extradited to Portland. Eckardt was released on bail Friday and Smith on Saturday.