FIGURE SKATING NEWS

Lysacek doing double, triple jumps in practice

Olympic figure skating champion Evan Lysacek says he's doing double and triple jumps in practice as he tries to come back from injury in time to defend his title in Sochi. The American tore the labrum in his left hip in a fall on a quad in training Aug. 21. He hasn't competed since winning gold in Vancouver in 2010, sidelined last year by a torn abdominal muscle. His doctors...
Via AP on Fox
October 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Kerrigan to be NBC analyst during Sochi Olympics

Nancy Kerrigan will serve as an analyst for NBC during the Sochi Olympics, 20 years after she was the story of the 1994 Games. The network said Tuesday that the two-time figure skating medalist will contribute to figure skating coverage, along with the ''Today'' show and ''Access Hollywood.'' She will not be doing color commentary on the competitions...
Via AP on Fox
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Kwan to be honored by Harlem skating

Michelle Kwan will be honored in April by Figure Skating in Harlem for her contributions to the sport. The five-time world champion, nine-time U.S. champ and double Olympic medalist has been a strong supporter of the club, now in its 17th year. She praises Figure Skating in Harlem ''for combining sports and education and having the commitment to make a better life for the...
Via AP on Fox
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Brown's free skate routine at U.S. Championships was amazing

If you’ve ever doubted that the idea of being “in the zone” has its place in every sport, stop whatever you’re doing and watch this video of figure skater Jason Brown and his routine from this weekend’s 2014 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. You don’t have to watch the entire routine if figure skating isn’t your “thing,” but this video jumped from 33,000+ views...
Via With Leather
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Japan, Canada bring strong figure skating to Sochi

South Korea's Queen Yuna and America's ''Marlie'' should be the big headliners at the Winter Olympics. Otherwise, there's likely not much on the Russian ice for their countries. Defending champion Yuna Kim and U.S. ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White - known as Marlie- are heavy favorites for the Sochi Games. They likely will be the only medalists...
Via AP on Fox
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Pell, husband of Michelle Kwan, to run for RI gov

Clay Pell is entering the race for Rhode Island governor - and bringing along his family legacy and the star power of his wife, Olympic figure skater Michelle Kwan. The grandson of late U.S. Sen. Claiborne Pell will formally announce his candidacy Tuesday. He made his intentions clear Monday with an invitation to the event bearing the logo ''Clay Pell for Governor.'...
Via AP on Fox
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Gracie America's golden girl for Sochi?

The big names in women's figure skating at the Sochi Olympics are Yuna Kim and Mao Asada. The best name might belong to the American champion, Gracie Gold. It certainly will be the most memorable if she can match her moniker by standing atop the podium in a few weeks. Gold won her first national championship in January in Boston with two superb programs. Working with Frank...
Via AP on Fox
February 03, 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

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

Russia wins gold in team figure skating

Russia has won the gold medal in the inaugural team skating competition at the Winter Olympics, while Canada took the silver and the United States won the bronze. 2014 Winter Olympic Team Skating Results Country Points Russia 75 Canada 65 United States 60 Italy 52 Japan 51 Sochi2014.com Russia’s Evgeni Plushenko defeated Canada’s Kevin Reynolds to come away...
Via Sports-Glory
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

2010 Olympic champ to serve as US envoy

Evan Lysacek will travel from the Sochi Olympics to St. Petersburg on Saturday as part of the U.S. State Department envoy program. The 2010 gold medalist, who has been working as a TV analyst at the Sochi games, will be accompanied by 2010 Olympian Rachael Flatt. Lysacek and Flatt will celebrate the 140th anniversary of modern figure skating being introduced in Russia by American...
Via AP on Fox
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Johnny Weir’s outfit featuring pink blazer is most fabulous

Johnny Weir finds a way to pull off the most fabulous outfits you'll ever see. On Tuesday he broke out a highlighter pink blazer, which I didn't even know existed before Weir.
Via Gamedayr
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnny Weir brings the fashion again with grey blazer, lace shirt

Johnny Weir's outfit for Wednesday in Sochi featured a grey blazer, lace shirt, leather pants and wedges. He's bringing the high fashion.
Via Gamedayr
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Here's Johnny! Clothes make the man and vice versa

He promised himself something the first time he ever laced up a pair of skates. It's the same thing Johnny Weir returns to in those quiet moments most evenings, just before the TV camera's ''on-air'' light flashes red. ''I'm wearing makeup, a double necklace and a cream sweater,'' he said. ''I don't feel an obligation to tone...
Via AP on Fox
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnny Weir's wardrobe is winning the Winter Olympics

One of the brightest stars on NBC's coverage of the Sochi Winter Olympics both figuratively and literally has been figure skating analyst Johnny Weir. Along with Terry Gannon, Weir and Tara Lipinski have formed one of the better announcing tandems in Sochi. In addition to his on-point analysis, Weir's fashion has been the talk of social media. In fact, Weir has been using...
Via Awful Announcing
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Queen Yuna arrives at Sochi Games

Queen Yuna has arrived. Reigning Olympic figure skating gold medalist Yuna Kim took part in her first practice of the Sochi Games on Thursday evening. The women's short program starts Wednesday. The South Korean star made a triumphant return at last year's world championships with a record-setting victory. But she missed the Grand Prix season because of a foot injury. ...
Via AP on Fox
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnny Weir’s Olympic Wardrobe Is Next Level

Former Olympian turned NBC commentator, Johnny Weir, is murdering the fashion game over in Sochi. The two-time Olympic figure skater is not only making a case for being the most fashionable man in Russia, but he is putting all of the women to shame, including his co-host and Olympic Gold Medalist, Tara Lipinski. Despite the strict anti-gay laws in Russia, Weir is not holding back...
Via Next Impulse Sports
February 13, 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

SOCHI SCENE: Designs by Weir

Johnny Weir is celebrating Japanese figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu's gold medal win in Sochi and the threads that helped get them there. Weir tweeted and posted on Instagram Saturday to say he had a small role in Hanyu's look. ''So honored and proud to have designed your Olympic costume,'' Weir wrote. - By Oskar Garcia - Twitter http://twitter.com/oskargarcia...
Via AP on Fox
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

2010 champion Yuna Kim taking Olympics like a job

Don't judge Yuna Kim's workouts by her body language. Nothing could be more misleading. The defending champion figure skater from South Korea is approaching the Sochi Olympics like a job. So when she appears to be uninterested in practice, well, forget about it. Kim gets it done. There's little or no flair and she expresses virtually no emotion. Kim seems to be a totally...
Via AP on Fox
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Kim to go 17th, Julia 25th in Sochi short program

Defending Olympic champion Yuna Kim of South Korea will skate 17th in a field of 30 in the short program Wednesday at the Sochi Games. Her main competition for the gold medal, Julia Lipnitskaia of Russia and Mao Asada of Japan, will go 25th and 30th, respectively. Italy's Carolina Kostner, second in the team short program, skates right after Lipnitskaia. U.S. champion Gracie...
Via AP on Fox
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

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...
Via Sports-Glory
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Kim wins short program, Lipnitskaia falls to 5th

Defending champion Yuna Kim of South Korea won the short program at the Sochi Olympics, and Russia's 15-year-old sensation Julia Lipnitskaia fell. Kim overcame a serious case of nerves Wednesday to score 74.92 points, edging Russia's other woman, Adelina Sotnikova, whose energetic program rocked the Iceberg and got 74.64. Italy's Carolina Kostner was third with 74.12...
Via AP on Fox
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan feud renewed by documentaries

Twenty years ago, we were engrossed by the Tonya Harding vs Nancy Kerrigan “skategate” soap opera, the likes of which we’ve never seen in sports and never will again.One of the most dramatic episodes in Winter Olympics history, the three-hour telecast of the 1994 ladies’ figure skating short-program competition was viewed by more than 126 million Americans – ranking as...
Via The Sports Bank
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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