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Figure Skating

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  • Sochi Olympics: Meryl Davis, Charlie White grow older and golder

    Sochi Olympics: Meryl Davis, Charlie White grow older and golder
    SOCHI, Russia — His shaggy blond hair flew, her porcelain body floated, the two old friends leaned on each other, spun off each other and moved together in the synchronicity of a lifetime. On a chilling Monday night at the Winter Olympics,...
  • Favored Chan gets an early jump on Sochi Olympics

    Favored Chan gets an early jump on Sochi Olympics
    SOCHI, Russia – Things can still be pretty fast and loose at these Winter Games. So Canada’s Patrick Chan, the men’s figure skating favorite, had a sheet of practice ice all to himself rather than sharing it with five others at the...
  • Letter from Ottavio Cinquanta to other top ISU officials

    Letter from Ottavio Cinquanta to other top ISU officials
    To: ISU Council Members Chairs of the ISU TCs   copy to: ISU Legal Advisors ISU Treasurer ISU Director General ISU Sports Directorate ISU TCs members ISU Medical Commission ISU Development Coordinator ISU Disciplinary...
  • Speaking of Sports

     
    The Detroit Free Press reports: (University of Michigan football coach) Brady Hoke likely will be getting a new title: J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Head Football Coach. The Harris family is donating $10 million to endow the position and......
  • Should Adelina Sotnikova be an Olympic champ? Yes, for sake of sport

    Millions of people are unhappy that Russia's Adelina Sotnikova beat out South Korea's Yuna Kim for a gold medal in Olympic women's figure skating.  I'm not sure I am. The reason for that is tied up in the fact that figure skating -- for all its balletic...
  • Sochi Olympics TV: Did NBC cover the Sotnikova-Kim controversy well?

    A good controversy gets fans mad, but it also makes TV networks excited. When short-program leader Yuna Kim of South Korea skated a seemingly flawless performance Thursday in the women's figure-skating long program at the Sochi Olympics--but still...
  • Sochi Olympics TV: Yuna Kim, Gracie Gold and the figure-skating chase

    Sochi Olympics TV: Yuna Kim, Gracie Gold and the figure-skating chase
    For most viewers, Olympic figure skating can be a subjective and murky sport, the difference between medals and also-ran status found in small gradations not visible to the naked eye. But in Wednesday night’s prime-time short skate from Sochi,...
  • Sochi Games TV: Seven Olympics thoughts after the closing ceremony

    For the last 18 days, I've been chronicling TV's coverage of the Sochi Winter Olympics, dutifully watching all manner of downhill ski races, luge runs and short-track heats. What effect this has had on me I'll leave to an imminently convening team of...
  • Adios, Yuna: Hail and farewell

    Adios, Yuna: Hail and farewell
    We’re going to start with a little journalism lesson. A journalist with only a few minutes between the end of a sporting event and a deadline prepares what we call a “dummy story” -  a story that needs just a few quick updates before...
  • In this word game, both the IOC and Yuna Kim lose

    In this word game, both the IOC and Yuna Kim lose
    In a story published late last week on the International Olympic Committee’s web site about how the Youth Olympic Games inspired Olympic success in Sochi, an unidentified student reporter apparently quoted figure skating champion Yuna Kim...
  • Charlie White and Meryl Davis: shining 'Stars'

    Charlie White and Meryl Davis: shining 'Stars'
    In the month since winning gold in the Winter Olympics, partners Charlie White and Meryl Davis have traded the hard-packed ice for a ballroom dance floor on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars." The two are facing off against an unlikely opponent: each other....