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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Figure Skating Articles for Thursday, December 7, 2017

Russian athletes free to join 2018 Olympics under neutral status — Putin – Source, TASS.com http://tass.com/sport/979423

Figure skating’s Grand Prix: Who to watch at the finals – by Emily Pacenti, UPI.com

Russia ban adds to South Korea’s Winter Olympics woes: Ongoing North Korea crisis affects ticket sales – by James Griffiths and Jake Kwon, Channel3000.com

Emerging star Chen looking to fine-tune program at GP Final – Source, Tampa Bay Times

Park Bo-gum shows chemistry with ‘Queen’ Kim Yu-na – Source, Kpopherald.KoreaHerald.com

Brown set to put own story on display in Nagoya: U.S. skater to showcase performance quality in Grand Prix Final debut – by Lynn Rutherford, IceNetwork News

‘I, Tonya’ earns near-perfect marks for execution: Movie follows main character from childhood through 1994 Olympics – by Nick McCarvel, IceNetwork News

Russian Athletes to Compete Under IOC Banner at PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games – Source, IceSkatingIntnl.com

Count on Vladimir Putin turning Russia’s Olympic ban into a win – by Nancy Armour, USA Today

2017 Grand Prix Final preview (ladies): Who steps up? – by Jackie Wong, Rocker Skating

Alex Shibutani’s 5 Tips On Spending Lots Of Time With Your Sibling And Still Getting Along – by Alex Shibutani, TeamUSA.org

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Figure Skating Articles for Wednesday, December 6, 2017

IOC Suspends Russian National Olympic Committee and Creates a Path for Clean Individual Athletes to Compete in Pyeongchang Olympics under the Olympic Flag – Source, Olympic.org

IOC Executive Board decision on Russian doping scandal – by Nick Butler and Duncan Mackay, Inside the Games

IOC bans Russia from 2018 Olympic Winter Games: Russian athletes allowed to compete in PyeongChang under neutral flag – Source, IceNetwork News

IOC decision is ‘only going to play into Putin’s hands,’ says Russian sports journalist – Source, CBC.ca

Wong builds second career as figure skating analyst: Multitasker extraordinaire uses website, Twitter account to provide info – by Philip Hersh, IceNetwork News

2017 Grand Prix Final preview (men): Jockeying for position – by Jackie Wong, Rocker Skating

This and That: No Russia, No Games – Source, The Skating Lesson on Youtube.com

Mr. Plushenko, Olympics without Russia “Can not imagine” – Source, Yahoo.co.jp

Pyeong Chang 2018 Russian Ban Never Forget Sochi (video) – Source, Youtube.com

Translation of the speech Evgenia Medvedeva gave to the IOC Executive Board on Tuesday, December 5 – Source, IceNetwork Twitter TwitLonger

Yevgenia Medvedeva: Tatler interview with the young champion – by Elena Akimova, Tatler.ru

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