| Mar 14, 2013
| 2:59 PM
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...
| 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...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 8:16 AM
Reigning Olympic and world figure skating champion Yuna Kim of South Korea has a right foot injury that will sideline her for six weeks, according to a Korean news reports.
The Yonhap news agency said the injury will force Kim to miss her two...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 2:22 PM
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...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 11:48 AM
One thing became clear after the ice dance frenemies met for the first time in competition this season:
The Olympic judges who will be trying to pick between reigning world champions Meryl Davis-Charlie White of the U.S. and reigning Olympic champions...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 9:38 AM
Even though she won the bronze medal, Ashley Wagner wisely chose not to sugarcoat her performance in Saturday’s free skate at the Grand Prix Final in Fukuoka, Japan.
“I have a lot to go home and work on,” Wagner said.
So do all the...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 7:05 AM
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...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 1:49 PM
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...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 2:28 PM
Cold-weather football games are about as perfect an example of the form as you’ll find. So what better way to watch a skiing competition than with a blizzard backdrop?
That hasn’t happened much in global-warmed Sochi. But on Tuesday night...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 11:10 AM
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,...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 3:56 PM
SOCHI, Russia — Ottavio Cinquanta of Italy, president of figure skating’s international federation, was unaware of a controversy over the results in the Olympic women’s event that ended Thursday with Adelina Sotnikova of Russia beating...