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  • 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...
  • Smell of reputation judging lingers over skate worlds

    Smell of reputation judging lingers over skate worlds
    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...
  • Skating champ Kim injured

    Skating champ Kim injured
    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...
  • 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...
  • Davis-White, Virtue-Moir dazzle in Grand Prix Final

    Davis-White, Virtue-Moir dazzle in Grand Prix Final
    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...
  • A day of falls from grace(fulness) in women's skating

    A day of falls from grace(fulness) in women's skating
    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...
  • Sochi Games TV: Seven Olympics thoughts after the closing ceremony

    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...
  • Adios, Yuna: Hail and farewell

    Adios, Yuna: Hail and farewell
    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...
  • Sochi Olympic TV moment: Wise halfpipe, Weir and Lipinski acrobatics

    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...
  • Sochi Olympics TV: Yuna Kim, Gracie Gold and the figure-skating chase

    Sochi Olympics TV: Yuna Kim, Gracie Gold and the figure-skating chase
    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,...
  • Figure skating official: 'I'm not hiding anything'

    Figure skating official: 'I'm not hiding anything'
    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...