Figure Skating Articles for Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Russian athletes agree to compete under neutral flag at Pyeongchang 2018 – by Thomas Giles, Inside The Games

Russia Olympic boss: 200 Russians may compete in Pyeongchang – Source, Olympics.NBCSports.com

Russian Olympic Adverse Doping Rule Violations (Complete List of Athlete Names) – Source, Olympstats.com

Hanyu “I want to raise my foot load little by little” – Source, NHK News Web

Figure skater Medvedev intends to perform at the Russian Championship – Source, RSport.ru

James and Ciprès prepare for French nationals – by Lois Elfman, Amsterdam News

The Junior Grand Prix Final 2017, Nagoya, Japan Day 2 (Photo Gallery) Source, Absolute Skating

Adam Rippon and Nathan Chen = Rafael’s Angels – Source, Eggplantgifs.Tumblr.com

2017 Grand Prix Final: Thoughts by Justin & Tiffany (Video Recap) – Source, Youtube.com

St. Paul Figure Skating Club sends 7 skaters to national competition – by Lauren Otto, TwinCities.com

Why do so many international Olympic figure skaters train in Michigan? – Source, MichiganRadio.org

US Figure Skating Championship 2018 – by Ayasha Loya, ProTribalSports.blogspot.com

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Figure Skating Articles for Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Russia says its athletes want to compete at Winter Olympics: No boycotts being considered, says athletes’ commission chair – by James Ellingworth, CBC.ca

Race for two Olympic spots still wide open – by Jack Gallagher, The Japan Times

Donovan: 2017 Grand Prix Final fashion podiums: Osmond, Rippon earn high marks; Pulkinen showered with junior praise – by Sam Donovan, IceNetwork News

Lifetime bans for Russian athletes are unlikely to stand, experts say – by Rachel Axon, USA Today

Kaetlyn Osmond promises no more ‘silly’ mistakes – Source, The Telegram

Olympic figure skating team event qualifiers announced – by Nick Zaccardi, NBCOlympics.com

They told Margot Robbie ‘I, Tonya’ couldn’t get made, but now the film has three Golden Globe nominations – by Barbara Chai, MarketWatch.com

‘I, Tonya’ brings us back: Remember the Arizona connection to the Nancy Kerrigan attack? – by Garrett Mitchell, AZCentral.com

Olympic Figure Skater Michelle Kwan: Will She Do ‘Dancing With The Stars’? – by Bonnie Fuller, Hollywood Life

Dancing with the Stars: Odds on the All-Athlete Cast – Source, Hollywood Times

Papadakis/Cizeron (FRA) beat Virtue/Moir (CAN) to take first Grand Prix Final gold with a new highest total score – Source, ISU.org

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Figure Skating Articles for Monday, December 11, 2017

IOC encourages North Koreans to compete in Pyeongchang, but it’s unclear if they will – by Rachel Axon, USA Today Sports

Nancy Kerrigan: Good Genes or Good Docs? – Source, TMZ.com

S. Korea qualifies for all figure skating events for the first time – Source, The Dong-A-Ilbo

Gracie Gold should be applauded for stepping away from figure skating – by Shira Springer, Boston Globe

Making of Ashley Wagner’s La La Land free skate – by Jackie Wong, Youtube.com

Making of Part 2: Returning to Ashley Wagner’s La La Land free skate – by Jackie Wong, Youtube.com

Official Announcement Bosphorous Cup Istanbul Dec 11 – 16 – Source, ISU.org

Official Announcement 59th Grand Prix of Bratislava 2017 – Source, ISU.org

2017 ISU Grand Prix Final Day Three: Savchenko & Massot Take Pairs Event – by Klaus-Reinhold Kany, Ice Skating International: Online

American men finish 1-2 at Junior Grand Prix Final: Krasnozhon, Pulkinen win gold, silver; Australians claim victory in pairs – Source, IceNetwork News

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Figure Skating Articles for Sunday, December 10, 2017

2018 Olympic qualifying for figure skating – by Jackie Wong, Rocker Skating

Disney on Ice debuts new show in L.A., Anaheim, Long Beach and Ontario featuring characters from ‘Inside Out’ and ‘Finding Dory’ – by Kaitlin Wright, The Press-Enterprise

The Untold Story of Nancy Kerrigan: Sacrifice, Scandal and Family Tragedy – by Seija Rankin, ENews.com

Ann Arbor’s Shibutanis take bronze in figure skating event – Source, The Detroit News

Virtue, Moir denied gold by French rivals at Grand Prix Final: Canadian pairs skaters Duhamel, Radford, as well as ladies skater Osmond take home bronze – Source, CBC.ca

Canada wins three medals at figure skating Grand Prix – Source, CTVNews.ca

Choctaws, Costumes and Charisma: The Courtney Jones Story – by Ryan Stevens, Skate Guard

2017 Grand Prix Final play-by-play/results: Ladies free skate – by Jackie Wong, Rocker Skating

2017 Grand Prix Final play-by-play/results: Pairs free skate – by Jackie Wong, Rocker Skating

2017 Grand Prix Final results: Free dance – by Jackie Wong, Rocker Skating

Kaetlyn Osmond Takes Lead in Senior Ladies Short Program – by Klaus-Reinhold Kany, Ice Skating International: Online

Nathan Chen Takes Men’s Gold For U.S. – by Klaus-Reinhold Kany, Skating International: Online

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Figure Skating Articles for Saturday, December 9, 2017

Zagitova extends Russian Ladies Reign in Nagoya – Source, IceNetwork News

Trusova earns narrow ladies victory at JGP Final: Skoptcova, Aleshin hoist dance gold; Carreira, Ponomarenko earn silver – Source, IceNetwork News

Shibutanis Take Bronze at 2017 Grand Prix Final – Source, USFSA.org

The EU has ordered the skating union to release its stranglehold on athletes – Source, QZ.com

EU regulators order skating body ISU to scrap disproportionate penalties – by Foo Yun Chee, Reuters.com

EU to sports chiefs: Get your skates on – by Nicholas Hirst, Politico.eu

Nathan Chen (USA) clinches gold in close Men’s Free Skating – Source, ISU.org

2017 Grand Prix Final play-by-play/results: Men’s free skate – by Jackie Wong, Rocker Skating

Chen, Krasnozhon Take Gold in Men’s Competition in Nagoya – Source, U.S. Figure Skating

Uno wins men’s silver medal at Grand Prix Final – Source, Kyodo News

Visa announce partnership with NBC to sell replica US kit at Pyeongchang 2018 – by Nick Butler, Inside The Games

Top figure skater is face of Russia’s Olympic dilemma – by Jaclyn Hendricks, NYPost.com

A Talent from Tokyo: The Fumio Igarashi Story – by Ryan Stevens, Skate Guard

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(Updated) Figure Skating Articles for Friday, December 8, 2017

Men’s free at Grand Prix Final: Standing tall – Chen holds off Uno to win gold – Source, IceNetwork News

American Nathan Chen hangs on to win Grand Prix Final – Source, USA Today

American Chen overcomes mistakes to win Grand Prix Final – by Elaine Lies, Reuters.com

American men finish 1-2 at Junior Grand Prix Final: Krasnozhon, Pulkinen win gold, silver; Australians claim victory in pairs – Source, IceNetwork News

Dream Team, Michelle Kwan, Bob Costas Receive Awards From United States Olympic Endowment: – Source, TeamUSA.org

Broken lace doesn’t stop Savchenko/Massot (GER) to take Pairs Short Program – Source, ISU.org

Kaetlyn Osmond leads after short program at Grand Prix Final: Canadian holds a slim 0.77-point advantage over Russia’s Alina Zagitova – CBC.ca

Alexandra Trusova leads Russian sweep in Junior Ladies Short Program – Source, ISU.org

Panfilova/Rylov capture narrow lead in Junior Pairs Short Program – Source, ISU.org

Figure Skating Competition Is Radically Different, if Russians Don’t Compete at the Games: Some Russian skaters may be invited to compete under a neutral banner, but top stars such as world champion Evgenia Medvedeva are threatening to opt out – by Louise Radnofsky, Wall Street Journal

Anastasia Tarakanova: “I’m not looking for easy ways” – Source, FSRussia.ru

World’s top figure skaters compete at Grand Prix Final – Source, USA Today

2017 ISU Grand Prix Final: Day 1 (Thursday) Aliona Savchenko & Bruno Massot Win Pairs Short Program – by Klaus-Reinhold Kany, Ice Skating International: Online

2017 ISU Grand Prix Final: Day 1 (Thursday) Nathan Chen Leads in Men’s Short Program – by Klaus-Reinhold Kany, Ice Skating International: Online

2017 ISU Grand Prix Final: Day 1 (Thursday) Gabriella Papadakis & Guillaume Cizeron Win in Short Dance – by Klaus-Reinhold Kany, Ice Skating International: Online

 

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Figure Skating Articles for Friday, December 8, 2017

Dream Team, Michelle Kwan, Bob Costas Receive Awards From United States Olympic Endowment: – Source, TeamUSA.org

Chen edges Uno for lead in Grand Prix final – by Elaine Lies, Reuters.com

Chen leads, Uno 2nd after shorts at Grand Prix Final – Source, Kyodo News

Nathan Chen (USA) wins Men’s Short Program – Source, ISU.org

Broken lace doesn’t stop Savchenko/Massot (GER) to take Pairs Short Program – Source, ISU.org

Alexandra Trusova leads Russian sweep in Junior Ladies Short Program – Source, ISU.org

Panfilova/Rylov capture narrow lead in Junior Pairs Short Program – Source, ISU.org

Alexei Krasnozhon (USA) grabs lead in Junior Men Short Program with personal best – Source, ISU.org

Anastasia Tarakanova: “I’m not looking for easy ways” – Source, FSRussia.ru

World’s top figure skaters compete at Grand Prix Final – Source, USA Today

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