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U.S. dancers set world record

Feb 17, 2014

U.S. dancers set world record

Charlie White threw his arms in the air in celebration to try to describe how he’d felt Sunday morning. After four years, the moment had finally arrived for White and Meryl Davis, seeking to win the United States’ first Olympic gold medal in ice ...

Canada's Chan dignified in defeat

| Feb 16, 2014

Canada's Chan dignified in defeat

by Jack Gallagher

Canada’s Patrick Chan held a press conference on Saturday, the day after settling for the silver medal behind Yuzuru Hanyu. The three-time defending world champion is handling the disappointment remarkably well. “I am lucky I have people and my girlfriend to talk to,” he ...

Golden touch of super coach Orser taking hold

Feb 15, 2014

Golden touch of super coach Orser taking hold

Two-time Olympic silver medallist Brian Orser has finally gotten his two figure skating gold medals at the Winter Olympics. Thirty years ago, the Canadian suffered the first of the two biggest disappointments of his sporting career, taking silver in Sarajevo, and finishing as the ...

Kim settles in as Murakami gets going

Feb 15, 2014

Kim settles in as Murakami gets going

by Jack Gallagher

Kim Yu-na participated in her second practice since arriving here at the training rink next to the Iceberg Skating Palace on Friday. Kim went through her free skate to “Adios Nonino” and worked on several elements during a 45-minute session. The defending Olympic and ...

Skaters pay tribute to legend Plushenko

Feb 14, 2014

Skaters pay tribute to legend Plushenko

Evgeni Plushenko’s rivals were stunned Thursday night after hearing that the four-time Olympic medalist had withdrawn injured at the last minute from the Winter Olympics. Plushenko pulled out shortly before he was due to skate his short program at the Iceberg Skating Palace, after ...

Hanyu halfway to Olympic gold

Feb 14, 2014

Hanyu halfway to Olympic gold

by Jack Gallagher

Yuzuru Hanyu grabbed the lead after the short program in men’s singles with an absolutely magnificent performance that resulted in a world-record score at the Iceberg Skating Palace on Thursday night. Hanyu skated to “Parisian Walkways” and received a total of 101.45 points, the ...

Hanyu favored to win Olympic gold

| Feb 13, 2014

Hanyu favored to win Olympic gold

by Jack Gallagher

Yuzuru Hanyu has impressed skating analysts with his performance in the short program in the team event and his official practices since arriving in Sochi. How much? Enough that several, including 2010 gold medalist Evan Lysacek of the United States, believe the Sendai native ...

Volosozhar, Trankov restore Russia to summit with pairs gold

Feb 13, 2014

Volosozhar, Trankov restore Russia to summit with pairs gold

Maxim Trankov hopes young figure skaters all over Russia will take inspiration from what he and Tatiana Volosozhar accomplished at the Olympics. The two restored the country to the pinnacle of pairs Wednesday, and their teammates made it almost total domination. Volosozhar and Trankov ...