| Mar 17, 2013
| 3:26 PM
LONDON, Ontario. -- After covering figure skating for 33 years, you learn to accept the partly subjective nature of judging in the sport.
That does not make the “reputation judging” that falsified the men’s and pairs results at the...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 5:50 PM
LONDON, ONT. -- A decade ago, Carolina Kostner was the ingénue of the World Figure Skating Championships, a 16-year-old Italian who bounded around the MCI Center in Washington, D.C. like a frolicsome fawn as Michelle Kwan won her last of five world...
| Mar 10, 2013
| 8:17 AM
Max Aaron was the smallest guy on the Phoenix Firebirds, a select Bantam AAA travel hockey team in Arizona — so small, in fact, that teammates designed a goofy play for him.
The idea was to have Aaron, about 5 feet and 100 pounds at the time,...
| Mar 1, 2013
When Javier Fernandez finished his free skate at the European Championships last month, having landed three clean quadruple jumps, a Spanish TV commentator spent the next minute uttering a stream of "bravos."
"I am speechless," the commentator said amid...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 3:45 PM
It was Feb. 20, 1988, a Saturday night in Calgary, where the first week of the Winter Olympics was ending. And the figure skating event called “The Battle of the Brians,” had reached its final round.
The champion would be whichever Brian...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Fans shed more than a few tears when character Sara Canning played exited The Vampire Diaries in 2011, but they’ll get a chance to see the actress back in action this month as Primeval: New World comes to Syfy (Saturday, June 8, at 10pm ET). The...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 5:34 PM
They installed the first outdoor Olympic rings Wednesday in Sochi, Russia, a 60-by-30-foot reminder that Thursday marks a year to go before the opening of the 2014 Winter Games.
The temperature was 61.
That incongruity brings up the first of a baker's...
| Jan 27, 2013
| 2:59 PM
OMAHA, Neb. — And the winner was … Gracie Gold.
That has nothing to do with whether one thinks the outcome of the women's event at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships should have been different. The results, with defending champion Ashley...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 9:29 PM
OMAHA, Neb. — In a sport many think of as soap operatic through all four of its disciplines, there is little doubt the most continuously bizarre tales came from ice dance.
At the 1998 Olympics, for example, the ice dance plot included threats of...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 6:02 PM
OMAHA, Neb. — Who's No. 2?
That is the big question in the singles competition at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, which begin Thursday with the women's and pairs short programs.
The bigger question is whether whoever winds up as the No. 2...
| Dec 26, 2012
When Brittany Bowe watched the 2010 Winter Olympics on television, she saw several of her old skating friends on the ice in Vancouver such as Chad Hedrick and Heather Richardson.
Bowe knew them as in-line speedskaters, champions in the non-Olympic sport...