| 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...
| 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...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 6:23 PM
The countdown has begun — only 30 days remain until the opening ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
Eighty-five countries are expected to bring 5,500 athletes and team members to Russia in early February. They will compete in 98 events spread...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 12:53 PM
The summer season in Olympic sports has yet to end -- witness the Pan American Games, a multi-sports event of summer disciplines, which runs until Oct. 30 -- yet the winter sports season arrives this weekend.
The alpine ski World Cup has its...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 9:37 AM
Just before he began preparing for a comeback into competitive figure skating, reigning Olympic men's champion Evan Lysacek switched agents from International Management Group to Creative Artists Agency.
And CAA, long known as one of the most powerful...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 2:02 PM
It’s about 15 months before the Feb. 7, 2014 opening of the next Winter Olympics.
So here are 15 thoughts on winter sports as the full gamut of sports on the program for the Sochi Games get into pre-Olympic-year action this weekend.
1. There is...