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  • 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...
  • U.S. women's Olympic hockey team: Yes, there is crying in hockey

    U.S. women's Olympic hockey team: Yes, there is crying in hockey
    When the U.S. women’s hockey team lost the game that stood between them and a gold medal at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, they responded in a very normal way: They cried on the ice. Then they cried on the medal stand as silver medals were...
  • The right skater won Olympic gold

    In any other sport, it would have been cause for celebration -- an unknown youngster pulls out all the stops to upset a legendary but aging star on the biggest stage of all. But when 17-year-old Russian Adelina Sotnikova unexpectedly captured the...
  • Women's figure skating

    Women's figure skating
    When: Feb. 19, short; Feb. 20, free. Best of the U.S.: Two-time U.S. champion Ashley Wagner was the top U.S. finisher at the last two worlds, placing fifth and fourth. Gracie Gold was the runaway winner at nationals, where Wagner tumbled to fourth....
  • Men's figure skating

    Men's figure skating
    When: Feb. 13, short; Feb. 14, free. Best of the U.S.: Four-time and current national champion Jeremy Abbott, 28, and rising star Jason Brown, 19. Best of the rest: Canada's Patrick Chan, winner of last three world titles and fifth-place finisher in...
  • From Russia with dread; Sochi lacks joy

    From Russia with dread; Sochi lacks joy
    SOCHI, Russia – From the gently rolling Black Sea to the jagged Caucasus Mountains, from gleaming modern stadiums to colorfully ancient Matryoshka dolls, the Sochi Olympics open Friday with every conceivable natural wonder except one. There is a...
  • At Sochi Olympics, figure skater Patrick Chan faces big expectations

     At Sochi Olympics, figure skater Patrick Chan faces big expectations
    SOCHI, Russia — Two Canadian men could sweep the medals in men's figure skating. That apparent mathematical impossibility adds up because Canadian skater Patrick Chan is the favorite and Canadian coach Brian Orser, a two-time Olympic silver...
  • ISU boss has driven skating toward a ditch

    ISU boss has driven skating toward a ditch
    Over the past two decades, International Skating Union President Ottavio Cinquanta began or ended nearly all of our many conversations and interviews by saying, “We are strong.” Cinquanta’s (royal) “we” referred to the...
  • Gold 5th in short at Four Continents skate

    Gold 5th in short at Four Continents skate
    Mistakes on two jump landings left Gracie Gold fifth after Saturday's short program at the Four Continents Championship in Osaka, Japan. But the Elk Grove Village-based skater still is within reach of everyone but runaway leader Mao Asada of Japan, whose...
  • Silver anniversary of a golden moment

    Silver anniversary of a golden moment
    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...
  • Kim, an American's idol, wins short at world skating

    Kim, an American's idol, wins short at world skating
    LONDON, Ont. – Gracie Gold is plainly reverential toward Yuna Kim, whom the 17-year-old Gold came to idolize in the two years leading up to Kim’s victory at the 2010 Olympics. It makes no difference she now is Kim’s competitor.  This...