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  • Ashley Wagner makes U.S. figure skating team; Mirai Nagasu is out

    Ashley Wagner makes U.S. figure skating team; Mirai Nagasu is out
    BOSTON -- Ashley Wagner got a place on the U.S. Olympic team despite finishing fourth in the national championships on Saturday, when she fell twice in the free skate. Third-place Mirai Nagasu, the only one of the top four finishers with Olympic...
  • U.S. Figure Skating pairs competition could end in controversy

    BOSTON -- Will there be a bump in the night that creates controversy when U.S. Figure Skating announces Sunday which two pairs it is sending to the 2014 Olympics? It will, of course, be pretty much a tempest in a domestic teapot, given the low...
  • In 'Price of Gold,' recalling the far-off era of Tonya Harding

    In 'Price of Gold,' recalling the far-off era of Tonya Harding
    It can feel like a lifetime ago that the world was transfixed by the Harding-Kerrigan figure-skating scandal -- you know, Tonya, Nancy and, of course, Gillooly, one-word signifiers for the bizarre winter soap opera that preceded the 1994 Lillehammer...
  • Sochi suicide-bomber threat: The Olympics aren't worth it anymore

    Sochi suicide-bomber threat: The Olympics aren't worth it anymore
    What if they held the Olympic Games and no one came? Or, more to the point, why exactly are we still bothering with the Olympics anyway? Because right now, you’d get no argument from me that the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, seem to be far more...
  • Memorial set for Friday for Baltimore figure skating coach Robert Ogilvie

    Robert Ogilvie spent thousands of hours in front of his television screen, watching videotapes of his figure skating students alongside those of national, international and Olympic competitors. The British-born World War II veteran, former prisoner of...
  • Letter: Different ways of approaching ice

    The overhead sign on the westbound exit at Angeles Crest from the 210 Freeway seems to be regulating figure skating on the Crest. Any good figure skater would recognize the word axel, as in double axel. For regulating truck traffic it appears Caltrans...
  • Former ice skating coach convicted of sexually abusing students

    Former ice skating coach convicted of sexually abusing students
    A 30-year-old former ice skating coach has been convicted of sexually abusing two of his underage students, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said Wednesday. Donald James Vincent was convicted of felonies including forcible lewd acts...
  • Why Evan Lysacek still is the talk of U.S. men's skating

    Why Evan Lysacek still is the talk of U.S. men's skating
    Within days, we are likely to find out what long has seemed like a foregone conclusion: that Evan Lysacek has given up the attempt to defend his Olympic figure skating title. There are those who ask why there still is so much attention, from sponsors...
  • Young Russian figure skater in Olympic medal picture

    Young Russian figure skater in Olympic medal picture
    So what do we know about the state of women’s figure skating after the first two Grand Prix events of the Olympic season? 1.  Put Russia’s Julia Lipnitskaia in the mix for a 2014 Olympic medal – maybe even gold? – after her...
  • Ashley Wagner decries Russian anti-gay law

    Ashley Wagner decries Russian anti-gay law
    PARK CITY, Utah – Ashley Wagner was well prepared for the question.  During a U.S. Figure Skating training camp in late August, she and other skaters had been told to expect it.  The U.S. Olympic Committee told the skaters what its position was, and...
  • 'Breaking Bad' gets ice skating tribute: 'Breaking Ice'

    'Breaking Bad' gets ice skating tribute: 'Breaking Ice'
    Not quite ready to say goodbye to "Breaking Bad?" Neither is the show's assistant editor, Sharidan Williams-Sotelo. And to express her love of the dearly departed series, she has shot a short video featuring an ice skating tribute to the AMC series titled...