Figure Skating

Love Match – Valentine’s Day 2014 Edition

The locker room may not reek of romance but that doesn’t stop some of the fittest human specimens in the world from falling in love with each other. In honor of this Valentine’s Day, we’re breaking down the hottest couples in sports – those who have enjoyed long-lasting marriages as well as new sweethearts. Love …

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Team USA 2014

Meet the 2014 U.S. Olympic Team

The 2014 Winter Olympics, officially the XXII Olympic Winter Games, or the 22nd Winter Olympics, are scheduled to take place from 7 to 23 February 2014, in Sochi, Russia. Eighty-eight nations are sending athletes to the Winter Games but the U.S. has the largest delegation with a 230-member team. Are there any athletes from your …

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20 Years Later: A Tale of Two Skaters

Last week’s announcement that Ashley Wagner was named to the U.S. Figure Skating team was big news. But outside the rink, the controversy over the choice of Wagner over fellow skater Mirai Nagasu barely caused a ripple. This was nothing like the Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan figure skating incident 20 years ago that ESPN’s Sports Century named  as one …

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Swizzles, Axels and Camels – Figure Skating Terms You Need to Know

Do you know all about swizzles, axels and camels? If not, read on… Jumps are an important part of competitive figure skating.  There are triples, doubles and quads.  There are Toe Loops,  Flips, Salchows, Axels,  Lutzs and Sequence Jumps. Each is identified by the take-off edge and the number of revolutions completed. Get ready for Sochi …

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Topps Preps 2014 Sochi Olympics Trading Cards

Topps is again coming out with a special U.S. Olympic trading card set for the Sochi Olympic and Paralympic Games. Images of the cards have been popping up on hobby websites. The release date is Nov. 6, according to Cardboard Connection. Each hobby box includes one autograph and two team relic or commemorative relic cards. …

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Sports Stars on the Roster for DWTS 16

Once again, sports stars are representing  on the popular Dancing With The Stars TV show. Season 16 debuts  March 28 and  Olympic gymnast, Aly Raisman and ice skating legend, Dorothy Hammil will both be taking their talents to the ballroom. Raisman, who won three medals at last summer’s London Olympics, and  Hamill, also an Olympic …

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[Video] Talking With IOC Women & Sport Conference Co-Chair Michelle Kwan

You would be hard pressed to find anyone who has a bad thing to say about Michelle Kwan. She deserves and has earned all her success. While Kwan has never won an Olympic gold medal, she has become one of the greatest Olympians ever. She is far more than an extraordinary figure skater and role model …

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Lifetime Lines Up Figure Skating Reality Series

Lifetime’s successful Dance Moms franchise is not only getting a spinoff with “Dance Moms: Miami,” but, according to THR ,  its also getting a sister show: “Ice Moms.“  With L.A.-based  Collins Avenue, the production company behind Dance Moms,  the network is developing the new reality show about the world of competitive figure skating. “We’ve conquered …

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First Winter Youth Olympic Games kick off in Innsbruck

The Innsbruck 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games officially got under way with an Opening Ceremony at the Bergisel stadium, the iconic Olympic venue in the heart of Austria’s Tyrolean capital, Innsbruck. With the snow-capped mountains providing a breathtaking backdrop, over 1,000 athletes aged 15 to 18 marched in the athletes’ parade, which was followed by …

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