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  • Figure Skater Lucinda Ruh - 1999 World Championships - Gliere Harp Concerto (watch her spin like a top)

    04/27/2020 4:30:53 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 18 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/22/2006 | uhhden
    Lucinda Martha Ruh (born 13 July 1979) is a three time Swiss National Champion figure skater, reknowned for her outstanding spinning ability. In April 2003, Ruh set a Guinness world record for the most continuous spins (115) on one foot. She was the fastest spinner on ice ever, clocking at six rotations a second. She has also created over twenty different new spin positions now required performed at competitions. From 2000 to 2006, she toured with Stars On Ice, Champions on Ice, and numerous other world wide tours. Lucinda Ruh - 1999 World Championships - Gliere Harp Concerto
  • John Coughlin, two-time US pairs skating champion, dies by suicide day after being suspended

    01/19/2019 7:36:00 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 19, 2019 | Kathleen Joyce
    A former pairs champion took his own life Friday, just one day after he was suspended by U.S. Figure Skating. [snip] Coughlin was suspended Thursday by U.S. Figure Skating and U.S. Center for SafeSport. USA Today reported a “matter concerning him” was presented to SafeSport. The details were not immediately disclosed. In December, SafeSport restricted his participation in the sport before the “interim suspension” was announced. He was temporarily suspended from “participating in any capacity, in any activity or competition authorized or organized by USFS or the U.S. Olympic Committee,” USA Today reported.
  • Olympic medalist (figure skater Denis Ten) stabbed to death over car mirrors

    07/19/2018 10:57:37 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 19, 2018 | Noah Bressner
    Denis Ten, a Kazakh Olympic medal-winning figure skater, was stabbed to death Thursday in Almaty, the country’s largest city. He was 25. Ten was stabbed in the right thigh by two men who tried to steal his car’s mirrors, according to news agency Kazinform. He won bronze at the 2014 Sochi Olympics in the men’s singles competition and was just the fourth Kazakh athlete to win a Winter Olympic medal. Ten was rushed to the hospital, remaining in critical condition until he died from his injuries three hours later.
  • Three falls, one question: What's wrong with U.S. women's figure skating?

    02/21/2018 3:30:05 AM PST · by C19fan · 93 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February 21, 2018 | Dan Wetzel
    Bradie Tennell fell. Mirai Nagasu fell. Karen Chen had to put her hand down on the ice to stop herself from falling. Three American skaters. Three errors they likely won’t be able to recover from here at the Olympics short program Wednesday. “I’m mad,” said Nagasu, who is ninth place. “I’m upset.” “I am not going to lie, I am pretty disappointed in myself,” said Chen, who is in 10th. “We’re all human,” said Tennell, who is in 11th. “We make mistakes.” The United States hasn’t won a medal in ladies’ figure skating since 2006, when Sasha Cohen took silver....
  • Adam Rippon Turns Down NBC Correspondent Position, Net Struggles With Broadcast Gaffes (tr)

    02/19/2018 7:23:02 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 46 replies
    Deadline ^ | February 19, 2018 | Bruce Haring
    After some thought, Adam Rippon has decided to decline the offer of becoming an NBC correspondent for the remainder of the Olympic games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Earlier today, it was announced that the figure skater, who has become a prominent highlight of these games, was going to have his hand at commentary. However, he has decided to turn down the offer after he realized he would have to give up his Olympic standing and credential for the position. By joining NBC as a correspondent, he wouldn’t be allowed to participate in the closing ceremony. “I am so flattered that...
  • Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir are giving off some serious 'Hunger Games' vibes at the Olympics

    02/10/2018 5:39:46 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 26 replies
    Mashable ^ | February 9, 2018 | Nicole Gallucci
    The 2018 Winter Olympics have arrived and the spotlight isn't only on the athletes. The world is keeping a close eye on the skills, performance, and fashion of announcers, too, and on day one of competitions when people wanted a hot new Olympics meme Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski volunteered as tribute. The professional figured skaters showed up looking like announcers for The Hunger Games and Twitter was shook. The two got their hair did and busted out their best maroon sequins numbers for the big night. It was straight up Caesar Flickerman and Effie Trinket in that arena. Josh...
  • Tonya Harding Would Like Her Apology Now

    01/10/2018 7:19:40 AM PST · by simpson96 · 78 replies
    New York Times ^ | 1/10/2018 | Taffy Brodesser-Akner
    BATTLE GROUND, Wash. —Tonya Harding’s name isn’t Tonya Harding anymore. “My name is Tonya Price,” she said, when she saw me taking notes. In 2010, she had just returned home to Washington from Los Angeles,(snip) She was having drinks with a friend when she spotted one Joe Price, a heating and air-conditioning worker, on the karaoke stage. He was singing “Great Balls of Fire.” “I’m going, damn, he’s got beautiful eyes,” she said. “I mean the eyes are the center to your soul, O.K.? You might have a nice butt, but I want to see the eyes.” Within weeks she...
  • Nathan Chen Leads Olympic Figure Skating Team; (Silver Medalist) Ross Miner Is Bumped

    01/07/2018 10:45:07 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 33 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 7, 2018 | Associated Press
    The two-time national champion Nathan Chen, the veteran Adam Rippon and the rising star Vincent Zhou have been selected to represent the United States at the Pyeongchang Olympics next month. A U.S. Figure Skating Committee on Sunday chose the 2016 United States champion Rippon, who came in fourth at the national figure skating championships on Saturday night, instead of the second-place finisher, Ross Miner. The committee takes into consideration a number of criteria, including overall performance for the season. It will be the first Olympics for all three. Rippon’s inclusion at Miner’s expense isn’t unprecedented; the committee has made such...
  • Bradie Tennell Wins Her First U.S. Figure Skating Title

    01/06/2018 8:26:07 AM PST · by ZagFan · 34 replies
    New York Times ^ | 1-06-2018
    With a nearly perfect free skate on Friday, the rising star Bradie Tennell won her first national title and almost certainly earned a spot on the American team for next month’s Olympics.
  • Skating Star Tai Babilonia Opens Up About Her Struggle With Alcoholism

    01/10/2015 7:52:35 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    CBSLA ^ | pat harvey
    1988 is when she crashed: “It was nonstop work. The money was rolling in. You have a lot of people relying on you. But I get it, I signed up for the job so follow through – I just couldn’t, I couldn’t follow through. And, I tried to take my life.” Babilonia hit rock bottom. “Once I was getting my stomach pumped, a little light went on saying, ‘You have a voice and you’re allowed to use it. So, girl, use it,’ ” she said. It’s an emotional subject for Babilonia, and some things are still too difficult to discuss....
  • Figure Skater Johnny Weir and "Husband" Split

    03/20/2014 12:43:49 PM PDT · by massmike · 106 replies ^ | 03/20/2014 | MICHAEL ROTHMAN
    Johnny Weir and Victor Voronov have decided to call it quits, the figure skating commentator announced on 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," he wrote yesterday. Even though this relationship didn't work out, Weir, 29, let his fans know he hasn't given up on love. "No matter what, I am a cheerleader of love and partnership and creation. I am sad yet I am thankful that I was loved and that I could love," he added. Voronov added that he...
  • Crashes After 1.5 Million People Sign Petition To Overturn Olympic Figure Skating Result

    02/21/2014 8:09:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/21/2014 | Tony Manfred, a website that hosts public petitions, crashed Friday morning after a flood of users signed a petition to investigate a controversial Olympic figure skating result. Russia's Adelina Sotnikova won the gold medal in an upset over South Korea's Yuna Kim. After the event, a petition called "Open Investigation into Judging Decisions of Women's Figure Skating and Demand Rejudgement at the Sochi Olympics" was started by a user named "Justice Seeker." It went viral in a way the website had never seen before. "The petition gained 700,000-plus signatures in just six hours and is sending traffic to our site...
  • Olympic figure skating star hailed as example for Catholics

    02/17/2014 5:12:51 AM PST · by NYer · 24 replies
    cna ^ | February 16, 2014 | Addie Mena
    Kim Yuna waves to crowds while wearing her rosary ring in New York City, May 4, 2010. Credit: Jemal Countess/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images for Time Inc. Washington D.C., Feb 16, 2014 / 04:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholic Olympian and international skating superstar Kim Yuna is a role model not only of dedication and athleticism but also an example of how to live the faith publicly, a fan says.   Seminarian for the Archdiocese of Detroit and blog writer Evan Pham told CNA on Feb. 11 that he was struck by Kim's simple act of praying on ice during the 2010...
  • Olympic Team Ice Skating standings

    02/09/2014 7:41:07 AM PST · by staytrue · 38 replies
    self | 2-9-2014 | self
    The Olympic Team Ice Skating event features 8 skating performances by each team and a totally messed up scoring system. It started with 4 short program skates with 10 teams and you scored 1 point for showing up and 1 extra point for every competitor your were better than. After the 4 short programs (mens', ladies', pairs', heterosexual dancing') came the 4 long programs with only the top 5 teams advancing. Now here is where the stupid part comes. The 4 long program skates with 5 teams and you scored 6 points for showing up and 1 extra point for...
  • Olympics: Kim wins ladies' figure skating gold medal

    Posted: Feb 26, 12:01a ET | Updated: Feb 26, 1:44a ET Kim wins ladies' figure skating gold medal VANCOUVER (AP) All that pressure, all those expectations. Kim Yu-na could feel the weight on her dainty shoulders. The "Queen" took it all on and delivered royally. A women's figure skating performance that likely will be remembered as one of the best of all time. The South Korean soared to the Olympic gold medal Thursday night, scoring a world-record 228.56 points and shattering her previous mark by more than 18 points. It is South Korea's first medal at the Winter Olympics in...
  • Golden couple: figure skater Evan Lysacek and gymnast Nastia Liukin

    02/23/2010 1:38:55 PM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies · 2,387+ views
    Yahoo Sports ^ | February 22, 2010 | Maggie Hendricks
    The Olympics' hottest couple is not one of the figure skating or ice dancing pairs. No, it's newly crowned figure skating gold medalist Evan Lysacek and the darling of the Beijing Olympics, Nastia Liukin, who has a gold medal of her own in all-around gymnastics. Lysacek, 24, spoke of their relationship to People magazine, and said that they met at the Skating and Gymnastics Spectacular in fall 2008, but hasn't confirmed that they are dating. Liukin, 20, was there to see Lysacek win his gold, and Lysacek was on hand to support Liukin when she competed in August at the...
  • Gay rights group to launch complaint over 'homophobic' comments by RDS (TV Sports) analysts

    02/21/2010 4:37:36 AM PST · by Loyalist · 37 replies · 1,658+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | February 21, 2010 | Jessica Murphy/Canadian Press
    MONTREAL - A Quebec gay rights group plans to file a complaint Monday with the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council over comments made at the Olympics by two announcers on French-language sports channel RDS. The Quebec council of gays and lesbians says it wants a public apology for remarks it deems homophobic from veteran sportscasters Claude Mailhot and Alain Goldberg earlier this week. The remarks came during an RDS Olympic broadcast of the men's figure skating competition. Mailhot, a former provincial assistant deputy minister, and Goldberg, were discussing the skating of Johnny Weir, the flamboyant 23-year-old and three -time U.S. champion...
  • South Korea's Kim wins figure skating gold (world figure-skating champion)

    03/29/2009 4:49:06 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies · 931+ views
    AFP ^ | 03/28/09 | Greg Heakes
    South Korea's Kim wins figure skating gold by Greg Heakes Sat Mar 28, 11:42 pm ET LOS ANGELES (AFP) – South Korea's Kim Yu-Na took the gold at the World Figure Skating Championships with an overwhelming victory in the free skate. Canada's Joannie Rochette won the silver medal while Miki Ando of Japan got the bronze in front of a near sellout crowd at Staples Center arena. "To perform this well at the World Championships was my dream," said Kim, who earned 45,000 dollars in prize money. "I did it here and it is just amazing." Skating brilliantly to Rimski-Korsakov's...
  • Skating champion Bowman, 40, found dead (North Hills, CA)

    01/10/2008 11:24:27 PM PST · by BurbankKarl · 35 replies · 301+ views
    LA TIMES ^ | 1/11/08 | By Helene Elliott,
    Two-time U.S. figure skating champion Christopher Bowman, known as "Bowman the Showman" for his crowd-pleasing skills and as "Hans Brinker From Hell" for his unruly lifestyle, was found dead at a North Hills motel Thursday afternoon. Bowman, a Hollywood native who had lived in the Midwest but returned here to coach skating about a year ago, was 40. Bowman was found shortly after noon inside the Budget Inn in the 9100 block of Sepulveda Boulevard. His death is being investigated as a possible drug overdose, said Lt. Joe Bale of the Los Angeles County Coroner's office. The coroner's office must...
  • A 'Silent Night' as Carolers Told To Stop Singing at [Sasha Cohen] Skating Show

    12/14/2006 7:54:24 AM PST · by meg88 · 156 replies · 5,504+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 12/41/06 | staff report
    A "silent night" as carolers told to stop singing at skating show RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) -- A high school choir was asked to stop singing Christmas carols during an ice skating show featuring Olympic medalist Sasha Cohen out of concern the skater would be offended because she's Jewish. A city staff member, accompanied by a police officer, approached the Rubidoux High School Madrigals at the Riverside Outdoor Ice Skating Rink just as they launched into "God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman" and requested that the troupe stop singing, the Riverside Press-Enterprise reported Thursday. Cohen, the 2006 Olympic silver medalist and 2006...