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Russian figure skater credits K-Pop group for her strong Olympic performance

Evgenia Medvedeva is drawing inspiration from a seemingly unlikely source in PyeongChang.The Russian figure skater, who broke her own world record with a score of 81.61 in the women’s short program on Wednesday, revealed that she is a big K-Pop fan and credited her favorite group EXO for her strong showing.“It’s unreal inspiration and it really improved my mood,” said Medvedeva of...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Go behind the scenes with Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir

Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir get ready for their broadcast and take NBC Olympics behind the scenes.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
14 hours ago

Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu needed painkillers to make it through gold-medal performance

Japanese figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu won gold over the weekend in the men’s singles competition, and what made his performance even more impressive is that he apparently did it on one leg in a sense.Hanyu, who won the hearts of many in PyeongChang with his brilliance on the ice and his devoted, Winnie-the-Pooh-tossing supporters, told reporters on Sunday that he needed painkillers...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NBC analyst Tanith White uses unfortunate wording when talking about Shibutanis

NBC analyst Tanith White used some unfortunate wording when discussing the Shibutani siblings’ performance at the Olympics on Monday.White was talking about Alex and Maia Shibutani — the American brother and sister figure skating team — and mentioned a potential weakness. She referred to it as a “chink in the armor.” “Chink in the armor” is a phrase used to describe a weakness. But...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Legendary skater Yuna Kim cheers on South Korean dance team

South Korean superstar Yuna Kim was on hand to cheer on ice dance team Yura Min and Alexander Gamelin, competing in PyeongChang in front of a home crowd.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
1 day ago

Johnny Weir previews OAR ladies, Mirai Nagasu medal chances

Figure skating analyst Johnny Weir explains the similarities and differences between Yevgenia Medvedeva and Alina Zagitova, who train together and both represent Olympic Athletes from Russia.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
2 days ago

French skater Gabriella Papadakis has major wardrobe malfunction

French ice dancer Gabriella Papadakis had a major wardrobe malfunction during her short dance program at the 2018 Winter Olympics on Monday.Papadakis was wearing a halter top of sorts, and her partner, Guillaume Cizeron, seemed to unhook the top of the dress towards the beginning of the program. Unfortunately, Papadakis ended up worrying about her top coming off and exposing her...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Yuzuru Hanyu has 'no intention of retiring,' has sights set on quad Axel

Fresh off his repeat gold medal in the men’s singles competition, Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu has his sights set on an even loftier goal. The two-time champion made it clear he’s not interested in retiring, and the fuel that’s driving him forward is a nearly impossible goal. “I have achieved what I set out to do and I have no intention of retiring,” he said, according to Kyodo News. “Whenever...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tara Lipinski, Johnny Weir have chemistry, frank analysis that elevates NBC coverage

Pairing up Tara Lipinski, Johnny Weir was an experiment that NBC took in 2014 and it elevated the network's coverage of the Winter Olympics.
Via USA Today
6 days ago

Johnny Weir has finally gone full Hunger Games

Johnny Weir has gotten a lot of attention lately for his colorful hair and outfit choices.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
6 days ago

Italian skater hilariously gets left hanging by pairs partner

Italian figure-skating pair Ondrej Hotarek and Valentina Marchei have some solid chemistry on the ice but not quite as much off of it.Hotarek and Marchei competed in Wednesday’s pairs short program event. As the two celebrated their score afterwards, Hotarek went in for a high-five only to be hilariously given the cold shoulder by his partner (no pun intended). Talk about the longest...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Weir, Tara Lipinski keeping it real in figure skating

Megyn Kelly, Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbaja-Biamila discuss their favorite moments from PyeongChang, including the brutal honesty of figure skating commentators Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski.
Via CSN Chicago
7 days ago

Johnny Weir says he is trying to imitate Hunger Games announcer in PyeongChang

When I saw the first Hunger Games movie, the thing that disturbed me the most, outside the obvious concept of placing a bunch of kids in a death arena, were the outfits worn by the announcers of the games and the citizens in The Capitol. The outfits are not easy on the eyes. Also, they don’t even look comfortable! Despite the fact that the outfits and people wearing them were almost...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago

Johnny Weir knows he looks like the host from 'Hunger Games'

Johnny Weir responds to being compared to the host in the movie "The Hunger Games," Caesar Flickerman.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
8 days ago

Adam Rippon says he owes Reese Witherspoon his medal

Most Americans have become enamored with figure skater Adam Rippon after he medaled in the Winter Olympics earlier this week. It’s not just Rippon’s virtuoso performance in the rink that has fans excited. He’s one hellacious personality.That was brought to light recently when Rippon took to thanking Academy Award-winning actress Reese Witherspoon for mentioning him multiple times...
Via SNIPdaily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mirai Nagasu’s parents missed her performance due to work

U.S. figure skater Mirai Nagasu became the first American woman to land a triple axel at the Olympics, but her parents weren’t able to watch it live.Kiyoto and Ikuko Nagasu run Kiyosuzu, a Japanese restaurant in Arcadia, Calif. Both were too busy with the evening dinner rush to watch their daughter take her turn in the team skate.“It was so busy at the restaurant so we are waiting...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

South Korean figure skater embraces the memes, celebrates his viral success

A South Korean figure skater is bringing the memes to the PyeongChang Olympics, and he’s thrilled to be getting recognition for it.It started when Alex Kang-chan Kam went viral on Monday for this epic sunglasses video. This wasn’t the only time Kam played things up for the cameras, as he was spotted dabbing during the opening ceremony. So what does Kam think of his viral status?...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mirai Nagasu was so pumped after nailing triple axel

Mirai Nagasu made history at the Olympics in PyeongChang by becoming the first American woman to land a triple axel in the Olympics. Nagasu landed the difficult move about 20 seconds into the women’s team free skate and racked up a personal best score of 137.53, setting the tone for the American team.Few things can top Nagasu’s triple axel, but we loved how hyped she was in her celebration...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Canadian figure skaters modify ‘edgy’ sex position for Olympics

Canadian figure skaters Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir have modified a risque element from their routine so their free program at the Olympics will be more family-friendly.Virtue and Moir, who have been together for 20 years, won gold at the 2010 Winter Games and silver in Sochi for ice dancing. They also won gold at the Canadian championships in Vancouver this year with their “Moulin...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Weir: 'I'm a commentator not a complimentator'

Some thought he was a bit mean on Friday.
Via USA Today
11 days ago

Johnny Weir explains primetime role, his love for debate

Figure Skating analyst Johnny Weir explains his role as an analyst on primetime, airing at 8 ET on NBC.
Via CSN Chicago
11 days ago

All eyes were on Yuna Kim as she lit the Olympic cauldron

Yuna Kim's an Olympic gold medalist and a two-time world champion figure skater, but she still gets nervous, including at Friday's opening ceremony. The South Korean performed on a tiny ice rink propped high in the air with 35,000 fans looking on at the Pyeongchang Olympics. Kim skated for about 30 seconds and then took the torch from two North and South Korean ice hockey players...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
11 days ago

The Latest: Yuna Kim worried she'd fall at opening ceremony

Yuna Kim's an Olympic gold medalist and a two-time world champion figure skater, but she still gets nervous, including at Friday's opening ceremony
Via USA Today
11 days ago

Yuna Kim lights Olympic cauldron

Yuna Kim completes a nearly seven-year journey by lighting the Olympic cauldron in PyeongChang.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
11 days ago

Memorable fashion moments at the Winter Olympics

There have been plenty of memorable moments when it comes to uniforms and fashion in general when it comes to the Winter Olympics. We've come up with a selection of some of the most distinctive, unique and all-around memorable looks over the years of competition at the Winter Games.
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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