Figure Skating Articles for Saturday, February 24, 2018

A night with no music: Alina Zagitova feels weight of Russia’s doping ban – by Jerry Brewer, The Washington Post

Alina Zagitova wins figure skating gold with thrilling performance – Source, Los Angeles Times

Winter Olympics: Alina Zagitova wins figure skating gold, Russia’s first of Games – Source, TBO.com/sports

Russian ladies playing game of ‘catch us if you can’: Zagitova, Medvedeva benefit from training in Tutberidze’s competitive rink – by Philip Hersh, IceNetwork News

German figure skater performs to ‘Schindler’s List,’ social media aghast – by A.J. Perez, WHAS11.com

Dismal showing for US female figure skaters – Source, WBEN.com

The U.S. Women Fall Apart In Figure Skating – by Dvora Meyers, DeadSpin.com

Rival Russians, United by Fate, in the Women’s Figure-Skating Final at the Winter Olympics – by Sarah Larson, NewYorker.com

My favorite Winter Olympics figure skating routines: In no particular order, except for the best one – by Whitney McIntosh, SBNation.com

Tara Lipinski Explains Why She Thinks U.S. Female Figure Skaters Haven’t Medaled in Years – by Diana Pearl, People.com

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Figure Skating Articles for Friday, February 23, 2018

Alina Zagitova claims figure skating gold with sublime performance – by Jack Gallagher, The Japan Times

Zagitova Edges Medvedeva To Win Figure Skating Gold At Pyeongchang Olympics by Bill Chapell, NPR.org

Alina Zagitova Wins Gold and Evgenia Medvedeva Takes Silver as Russian Women Dominate Olympic Figure Skating – by Alice Park, Time.com

Alina Zagitova edges past Evgenia Medvedeva to win gold, Canadian Kaetlyn Osmond takes bronze – by Chelsea Janes and Des Bieler, The Washington Post

At 15, Alina Zagitova is figure skating’s best at the exact right moment: the Olympics – by Nick McCarvel, NBCOlympics.com

2018 Olympics live recap/results: Ladies free short – by Jackie Wong, Rocker Skating

Russia hope dropping curler’s doping appeal to CAS will help get ban at Pyeongchang 2018 lifted – by Nick Butler, Inside The Games

Skating coach returns to orphan roots in South Korea – Source, AccessWDUN.com

Meet the Designer Behind Shibutani, Knierims’ Figure Skating Outfits: She may not be competing at the Olympics, but Lisa McKinnon is having a huge impact at the Games with her outfit designs – by Carolyn Johnson, NBCMiami.com

Daughters of a revolution: OAR wins gold, silver (Photos) – Source, IceNetwork News

NBC hypes figure skating showdown between 2 Russians – by David Bauder, Daily Journal

Alina Zagitova wins Russia’s first Gold Medal – by Jere Longman, New York Times

US women figure skaters record worst showing since World War II; Russians go 1-2 – Source, New York Post

Skater Mirai Nagasu Wants to Be on DWTS as She Looks Past 10th-Place Finish in Last Olympic Event – by Adam Carlson, People.com

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Figure Skating Articles for Thursday, February 22, 2018

Brazil conquers historical classification in figure skating – Source, Twitter.com

Less is more: Why the Olympics broadcast beats online – by Anick Jesdanun, YourErie.com

Comparing Evgenia Medvedeva’s Sailor Moon Ice Skating Routine to the Anime Proves She’s a Magical Girl – Charles Pulliam-Moore, io9.gizmodo.com

Personal bests set up close race for ladies’ figure skating bronze – by Rachel Lutz, NBCOlympics.com

Winter Olympics figure skating: why Russians Alina Zagitova and Evgenia Medvedeva are so hard to beat: The best rivalry in women’s figure skating is between a jumping dynamo and a goth ballerina – by Alex Abad-Santos, Vox.com

That was the worst short program ever for U.S. women’s figure skating at the Winter Olympics – by Christine Brennan, USA Today

This Figure Skater Is Basically a One-Woman AC/DC Tribute Band. The Internet Is Rocking Out Accordingly – by Raisa Bruner,  Time.com

Figure skater Diana Nikitina steals the show – and 2018 Winter Olympics fans’ hearts – with unusual outfit and song choice – by James Whaling, Mirror.co.uk

2018 Olympics: Practice notes! – by Jackie Wong, Rocker Skating http://www.rockerskating.com/news/2018/2/6/2018-olympics-practice-notesRaisa Bruner, Time.com

Wardrobe malfunction? No, these figure skaters wore pants, not dresses at Winter Olympics – by Martin Rogers, USA Today

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Figure Skating Articles for Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Tough Ladies in pretty costumes: Stiff challenge for Medvedeva (OAR) – Source, ISU.org

Alina Zagitova leads Evgenia Medvedeva after record-breaking short program – by Jack Gallagher, The Japan Times

Zagitova (OAR) upsets Medvedeva (OAR) in record-breaking Short Program – Source, ISU.org

2018 Olympics live recap/results: Ladies short program – by Jackie Wong, Rocker Skating

Rink mates Zagitova, Medvedeva battling for gold: Canada’s Osmond leaps into third; Three Americans endure struggles – by Philip Hersh, IceNetwork News

OAR dominance has rest of field chasing bronze: World silver medalist Osmond closest to Zagitova, Medvedeva after short – by Lynn Rutherford, IceNetwork News

Photos: Olympic team ladies Short Program – Source, IceNetwork.com

Gold drought about to end: Russians 1-2 after short program – Source, WBT.com

When it comes to figure skating, Olympics officials need to come out of the dark ages – by Christine Brennan, USA Today

Shibutani siblings use different kind of passion to win Olympic ice dancing bronze medal – by Martin Rogers, USA Today

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Figure Skating Articles for Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Canadians Virtue, Moir back on top after eight years -by Jack Gallagher, The Japan Times

Virtue, Moir hold off French for second Olympic title: Papadakis, Cizeron take silver in remarkable event; Shibutanis win bronze – by Lynn Rutherford, IceNetwork NewsIceNetwork News

Shibutanis guided by close family connection: Strong bond helps brother-sister duo earn bronze medal in Korea – by Philip Hersh, IceNetwork News

Meryl Davis: “Nathan Chen Reminds Athletes Everywhere Giving Up Is Never An Option” – by Meryl Davis, TeamUSA.org

2018 Olympics results: free dance – by Jackie Wong, Rocker Skating

Opining on Olympic men (part 3): Comebacks of all kinds – by Jackie Wong, Rocker Skating

Nagasu firmly in Olympic medal conversation: Armed with triple axel, 24-year-old possess skill set to make podium run – by Philip Hersh, Ice Network News

Ten interesting notes from Pyeongchang’s first 10 days – by Jack Gallagher, The Japan Times

2018 Olympics: Practice notes! – by Jackie Wong, Rocker Skating

A Legend from Liverpool: The Jeanette Altwegg Story – by Ryan Stevens, Skate Guard

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Figure Skating Articles for Monday, February 19, 2018

Is Hanyu the greatest men’s figure skater ever? Skating personalities weigh in with their opinion on who’s the G.O.A.T. – by Philip Hersh, IceNetwork News

A Dazzling Night of Men’s Figure Skating at the Winter Olympics – by Sarah Larson, New Yorker

After Olympic debut, Canada’s Keegan Messing reflects on winding road to Pyeongchang – Source, The Star

Olympic Hopeful Figure Skaters Show You How to End a ‘Perfect Performance’ in 5 Steps (video) – Source, People.com

Madison Hubbell still relies on mom to make her costumes – Source, NBCKOlympics.com

Olympic figure skating 2018 live stream: Time, TV schedule, and how to watch ice dance online: The United States have three teams that could stand on the podium, including Alex and Maia Shibutani – by James Brady, SBNation.com

Triple axels don’t frighten Mirai Nagasu: ‘If I fall, I’ll take the fall’ – by Liz Clarke, The Washington Post

Where you from? Sometimes, figure skaters have surprise answer – Source, NBCOlympics.com

The 1952 Olympics – by Ryan Stevens, Skate Guard

Scott Hamilton Was Demoted as an Olympic Broadcaster. Don’t Feel Sorry for Him – by Juliet Macur, New York Times

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Figure Skating Articles for Sunday, February 18, 2018

Yuzuru Hanyu Writes Another: Chapter in Figure Skating Legend – by Jere Longman and Victor Mather, N.Y. Times

Yuzuru Hanyu’s second Olympic title reaffirms greatness – by Jack Gallagher, The Japan Times

Chen earns redemption with historic free skate: U.S. skater bounces back from miserable short with six-quad effort – by Philip Hersh, IceNetwork News

What makes Canadian, French dancers stand apart? Contemporary Papadakis, Cizeron contrast sharply with classic Virtue, Moir – by Lynn Rutherford, IceNetwork News

U.S. dancers jockey for position in PyeongChang: Opinions differ on whether being national champion provides advantage – by Lynn Rutherford, IceNetwork News

Even without gold, Adam Rippon is an Olympic champion – by Cyd Zeigler, OutSports.com

2018 Olympics live recap/results: Men’s free skate – by Jackie Wong, Rocker Skating

USA’s Vincent Zhou lands quadruple Lutz, first figure skater in Olympics history: Zhou is the youngest member of Team USA – by Christine Brennan, WKYC.com

Chen, Rippon close PyeongChang Olympics with redemption, serenity – by Nick Zaccardi, NBCOlympics.com

Why Don’t More Female Figure Skaters Wear Pants? Leggings and yoga gear are common sights at practice rinks. But in competition, gender-coded costumes still prevail – by Ashley Fetters, The Atlantic

2018 Winter Olympics figure skating: Schedule for ice dancing, women’s events – by Kevin Skiver, CBS Sports.com

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