Mirai Nagasu apologizes for controversial remarks

U.S. figure skater Mirai Nagasu apologized for a set of comments she made after her singles event that apparently came off the wrong way.Nagasu credited herself, saying she “saved” the U.S. in the team event to win a bronze medal, while adding that she treated her free skate as an audition for Dancing With the Stars. Many were unimpressed with this conduct, viewing her as discrediting...
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Adam Rippon went a little too heavy on the free McDonald’s at Olympics

Adam Rippon will likely have plenty of endorsement opportunities after he became one of the breakout stars of the 2018 Winter Olympics, but a partnership with McDonald’s seems unlikely.Rippon, who won a bronze medal in figure skating in PyeongChang, said on Saturday that he hit the free McDonald’s at the Olympics a bit too hard. The 28-year-old joked that he is going to beg his trainer...
Via Larry Brown Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

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
27 days ago  |  Discuss

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
29 days 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
29 days ago  |  Discuss

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
February 18, 2018  |  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...
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February 18, 2018  |  Discuss

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
February 14, 2018  |  Discuss

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...
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February 13, 2018  |  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
February 12, 2018  |  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
February 12, 2018  |  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
February 11, 2018  |  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
February 10, 2018  |  Discuss

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.
February 09, 2018  |  Discuss

Lysacek, Belbin-Agosto and Cohen to be inducted in US Figure Skating Hall of Fame

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Olympic champion Evan Lysacek and contemporaries Sasha Cohen, Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto have made the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame.Lysacek won the men's gold medal in 2010 in Vancouver. Cohen was a silver medalist at the 2006 Turin Games, when Belbin and Agosto made a breakthrough in ice dance to also take silver.The fourth member of the Class of...
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December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Kickstarter helps turn dream of Nancy Kerrigan-Tonya Harding museum into reality

Two Brooklyn roommates had a wacky dream to turn a hallway in their Williamsburg apartment into a museum devoted to the bizarre Tonya Harding-Nancy Kerrigan 1994 figure skating scandal. Thanks to Kickstarter, that dream is becoming a reality. 
Via Fox Olympics
March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Michelle Kwan: I've suffered Lysacek's injury, understand his pain

With reigning Olympic champ Lysacek out for Sochi, who can step up for U.S.?
Via Fox Olympics
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Weir retires, joins NBC for Sochi

Three-time U.S. figure skating champion Johnny Weir has retired and will join NBC for its coverage of the Sochi Games. Known as much for his outlandish costumes and statements as for his strong skating, Weir spent 16 years in the sport, going to two Olympics. He will begin his broadcasting career on Sunday during the network's coverage of Skate Canada. Weir won the 2004, '05 and...
Via AP on Fox
October 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Lysacek has torn labrum

Olympic figure skating champion Evan Lysacek has a torn labrum, and will miss next month's Skate America. Lysacek was initially diagnosed with an abdominal tear after a fall in August. But he says he continued to feel pain, and further tests revealed the tear. He says that meant more time off the ice, which will prevent him from competing at Skate America, which is Oct. 18-20 in...
Via AP on Fox
September 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Lysacek withdraws from competition

Olympic champion Evan Lysacek's comeback is again being delayed by injury. Lysacek was to compete later this week at the U.S. International Skating Classic, his first event since winning gold at the Vancouver Games. But he withdrew Monday, citing a slight abdominal tear. A similar injury forced him out of Skate America last year, and he eventually had sports hernia surgery. The...
Via AP on Fox
September 09, 2013  |  Discuss

NBC to air Kerrigan interview during Olympics

A new documentary on former Olympic figure skating rivals Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding that includes an exclusive interview with Kerrigan will air during NBC's Winter Olympics coverage in February. Mary Carillo will interview both women on the 20th anniversary of their dramatic showdown at the 1994 Lillehammer Olympics. NBC's program will air three months after ESPN's ''Tonya...
Via FOX Sports
July 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Lysacek begins long climb toward Sochi

It's been more than three years since Evan Lysacek skated off with the gold medal in Vancouver. He hasn't competed since. Yet, with the next Olympics 6 1-2 months away, Lysacek is taking aim at defending his title, something no male figure skater has done since Dick Button did it in 1952. Lysacek embraces the idea of making history embraces being back on the ice in any capacity...
Via FOX Sports
July 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Lysacek enters International Classic

Olympic champion Evan Lysacek is expected to compete for the first time since winning the Vancouver gold medal in the International Figure Skating Classic. The second edition of the event will be held Sept. 11-15 in Salt Lake City and will feature more than 70 athletes representing nearly 20 countries. Lysacek hoped to end a personal hiatus last season, but was not healthy enough...
Via FOX Sports
July 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Sasha Cohen has no qualms showing off the goods on Instagram (pics)

We have been longtime fans of U.S. Olympic figure skater Sasha Cohen here at the Sportress for many years — I mean, she’s a remarkable athlete, right? So, it was with great glee that we greeted happening upon her Instagram account. It is abundantly clear that not only does Miss Sasha Cohen have an amazing [...]The post Sasha Cohen has no qualms showing off the goods on Instagram...
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June 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Johnny Weir provides dizzying look at what spinning on skates looks like (video)

Figure skaters probably don’t receive as much praise as they deserve for the amount of athleticism, skill and talent that is required to pull off even the most benign of moves that they routinely perform, on skates, no less. Johnny Weir provides some perspective on what spinning at a dizzying rate looks from a first [...]The post Johnny Weir provides dizzying look at what spinning...
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May 29, 2013  |  Discuss
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