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Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir are NBC’s new top figure skating team

The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi seem like they took place a decade ago.  Two of the brightest American stars of the most recent Olympiad were former athletes turned broadcasters – figure skaters Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski.  It took several months, but the pair is being rewarded for their work there. Weir, Lipinski, and Gannon have received the promotion to NBC’s #1 figure...
Via Awful Announcing
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnny Weir splits with husband after two years of marriage

Johnny Weir has split with his husband of two years, Victor Voronov, the former figure skating star announced Wednesday via Twitter. It is with great sadness that I announce that my husband and I are no longer together. My heart hurts, and I wish him well.— Johnny Weir (@JohnnyGWeir) March 19, 2014 No matter what, I am a cheerleader of love and partnership and creation. I am sad...
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: High school student asks Gracie Gold to his prom

She didn’t bring home a medal in Sochi, but that still hasn’t kept Gracie Gold from being the object of affection from Americans. Especially American boys. Just checkout this high school kid in Malibu, CA that posted a video on YouTube asking Gracie to be his date to the prom. He tries his best to […]Continue reading...
Via The Victory Formation
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

USA’s Meryl Davis, Charlie White win gold in ice dancing

NBC Olympics Ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White of the United States won the gold medal on Monday night at the Sochi Games. Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada took the silver, and Elena Ilinykh and Nikita Katsalapov of Russia took the Bronze. . @Meryl_Davis and @CharlieaWhite are the first Americans to EVER win gold in ice dancing at the Olympics! — U.S. Figure Skating...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnny Weir’s wardrobe is a giant “F U” to Russia’s stance on homosexuality

Figure skater Johnny Weir has been doing a great job with commentary thus far through the winter games in Sochi. He’s also been putting on quite the fashion show. He’s been using his wardrobe choices to make a statement about Russia’s anti-gay policies that have been in recent news, and boy has he gone all out.  Some of these get-ups are as flamboyant as they come, and would...
Via The Sports Gag
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Ashley Wagner uses 'disappointing score' face as Valentine's Day card (Photo)

U.S. Olympic figure skater Ashley Wagner turned her "disappointing score" face from the team competition into a fantastic Valentine's Day card for her Twitter followers, proving that she has a good sense of humor:From Russia (kind of) with love...Happy Valentine's Day Twitter ! Xoxo
Via Holdout Sports
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Ashley Wagner reacts to low score in hilarious fashion

On Saturday night, American figure skater Ashley Wagner turned in a really nice performance during her short program as a part of the sport’s new team event at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Wagner impressed the crowd, her teammates and herself, as she was clearly happy with her performance. Apparently the judges didn’t agree. Wagner received a 63.10, placing her fourth among the...
Via Rumors and Rants
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Figure skater Tara Lipinski performs ‘Big Lebowski’ routine on Fallon

Tara Lipinski performed a 'Big Lebowski' themed skating routine for 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.'
Via Gamedayr
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Bandwagoners, Hipsters, and Gas Station Jerseys: Why San Francisco Sports Fans Are The Worst

  I love the Bay Area, we are the hub of progressive values, great food and beautiful weather (Unless you live in the Richmond district of San Francisco). The Bay Area is also known for its historic sports franchises; from the Say Hey Kid Willie Mays and the San Francisco Giants to the Mad Bomber Daryle Lamonica and the Oakland Raiders. I’m sure back in the good old days there...
Via Bay Sports Report
September 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Groin injury forces Lysacek out of Skate America

Evan Lysacek's competitive comeback is on hold after the Olympic figure skating champion dropped out of Skate America because of a groin injury. U.S. Figure Skating announced the withdrawal Wednesday. Lysacek will be replaced by Armin Mahbanoozadeh, who was fourth at last year's U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Skate America was to be Lysacek's first competition since...
Via AP on Fox
October 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Michelle Kwan gets engaged to Clay Pell

Former figure skater Michelle Kwan announced that she is engaged to marry Clay Pell, a member of the White House's national security staff. "It was a simple decision and it made sense," Kwan, 32, told People magazine. Wow, that sounds so romantic. Kwan, 32, won nine U.S. figure-skating championships, five world championships and two Olympic medals before retiring...
Via Fox Sports West
September 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Kerrigan wants to go back to prison

Former Olympic figure skater Nancy Kerrigan's brother, convicted of assault and battery in connection with the 2010 death of their father, wants to go back to jail to serve the rest of his sentence. Mark Kerrigan on July 27 was released early from a county jail, where he was serving 2 1/2 years following his May 2011 conviction. He has a hearing scheduled Wednesday in Middlesex...
Via AP on Fox
August 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Sasha Cohen appeared on ‘Today’ wearing low-cut skating outfit and it was nice (video)

Sasha Cohen Wears Revealing Outfit on ‘Today’ – Funny videos are here The lovely, talented and extremely flexible figure skater Sasha Cohen has been a longtime favorite here at the Sportress (note on the previous links: Jeez, was I a perverted cad way back when — good thing I have grown up since then), so [...]
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Michelle Kwan makes Figure Skating Hall of Fame

Michelle Kwan has been elected to the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame. The most decorated figure skater in American history, Kwan won 43 championships, including five world titles and nine U.S. crowns, with eight in a row. She also won the silver medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics and bronze at the 2002 Games. She also earned 57 perfect 6.0 marks in major events under the old scoring...
Via AP on Fox
December 15, 2011  |  1 Comment
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