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  • A half-century later, Joseph siblings recognized as Olympic medal-winners

    A half-century later, Joseph siblings recognized as Olympic medal-winners
    International Olympic Committee records now officially list Vivian and Ron Joseph as Olympic bronze medalists — 50 years after they finished fourth in pairs figure skating at the 1964 Innsbruck Winter Games. And, yes, this is confusing as it...
  • 50 years later, American skaters get their bronze medals

    It took more than five decades, but figure skaters Vivian and Ronald Joseph are finally -- officially -- Olympic bronze medalists. The brother-sister pairs team had to wait through years of conflicting rulings and utter confusion. "An Olympic medal is...
  • Park Ridge's David Santee in skating hall of fame

    Park Ridge's David Santee in skating hall of fame
    Two-time Olympian David Santee, a Maine South High School product who grew up in Park Ridge, has been elected to the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame. Santee will be inducted in a ceremony at January's U.S. Championships in Greensboro, N.C.  His...
  • Figure skating taking Cole Porter approach: Anything goes

    Figure skating taking Cole Porter approach: Anything goes
    At approximately 8:45 p.m. Friday night, about 30 seconds into Russian figure skater Artur Gachinski's short program at Skate America, the audience at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates will hear the apocalypse. The sound will be Canadian crooner...
  • Gracie Gold growing into veteran skating stature

    Gracie Gold has an Olympic team event bronze medal, a U.S. title, a Sports Illustrated cover, personal props from Taylor Swift and a sense of still being new on the skating scene, no surprise given no one had heard of her three years ago. At 19, Gold...
  • Jason Brown falls short in men's short program

    Jason Brown falls short in men's short program
    Letdown, part 1: Jason Brown of Highland Park, excited to skate for people he knows so well he recognized individual voices cheering him, fell on his triple axel opening jump of the Skate America short program. Letdown, part 2: At the moment when a...
  • Gracie Gold 3rd after missteps at Skate America

    Gracie Gold 3rd after missteps at Skate America
    All you needed to know about how the women's short programs went Saturday at Skate America was evident in the mixed reactions of several skaters when they had finished. As Russia's Elizaveta Tukhtamysheva sat in the "Kiss and Cry" area, waiting with a...
  • Gracie Gold third after missteps at Skate America

    HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — All you needed to know about how the women's short programs went Saturday at Skate America was evident in the mixed reactions of several skaters when they had finished. As Russia's Elizaveta Tukhtamysheva sat in the "Kiss...
  • Fatigued or not, Tatsuki Machida golden at Skate America

    Fatigued or not, Tatsuki Machida golden at Skate America
    Figure skating can be an unforgiving sport. When fatigue sets in late in a long program, which lasts 41/2 minutes for men, the athletes mist push forward with jumps and spins and footwork, all on blades with edges as wide as the cutting edge of a...
  • Russian women dominate at Skate America; Gold takes 3rd

    Russian women dominate at Skate America; Gold takes 3rd
    For the second straight season, the most compelling women's figure skating competition will take place in Sochi, Russia. Last season, it was the 2014 Winter Olympics. This season, it is the Russian Championships, where the field should be so deep in...
  • Nagasu finds unnerving parallel in Madame Butterfly

    Nagasu finds unnerving parallel in Madame Butterfly
    From the moment she first appeared before national media, as the 13-year-old surprise winner of the 2007 U.S. junior figure skating title, listening to Mirai Nagasu always had been a pure pleasure. Over the next few years, as she won a senior national...