Figure Skating Articles Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Olympic figure skater, coaches being investigated for sexual abuse allegations – by Christine Brennan, USA Today

Nathan Chen on what’s next after his runaway Grand Prix Final victory – by Philip Hersh, NBC Sports

Alysa Liu, attempting unprecedented jump list, takes silver at Junior Grand Prix Final – Source, NBC Sports

What a Sport, What a Journey! -by Phillip Mills, Getting The Edge

Changing the Sport Culture by Changing the Rules – by Derek Johnston, Sirc.ca/blog

Russia banned from Olympics, world champs for 4 years; athletes could compete as neutrals – Source, NBC Sports

Yuri Ganus: “Doping is about values. In all religions it is said: one must be honest ” – Source, Sports.ru

We were deprived not only of the anthem and flag. Here are all the punishments for Russia from WADA – Source, Sports.ru

Putin – on the decision of WADA: “If there are no claims to OCD, then the country should appear under the national flag” – Source, Sports.ru

Former Salt Lake Figure Skating chief charged with soliciting sex from underage girl – by Lee Davidson, The Salt Lake Tribune

Utah figure skating official charged with enticing a minor – by Pat Reavy, Deseret News

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Figure Skating Articles Monday, December 9, 2019

WADA Bans Russia from Major Global Competitions for Four Years – by Rory Jiwani, The Olympic Channel

Nathan Chen admits he’s surpassed his own expectations this season: Interview with Meryl Davis, Olympic Channel

Chen coach: skater has new complex elements in reserve – Source, RSport.ria.ru

Zagitova withdrew from demonstrations in the Grand Prix finals due to injury – Source, TASS.ru

Davis and Smolkin: Tutberidze helped create comfortable conditions for training in the USA – Source, TASS.ru

Anna Shcherbakova: Now I have even more desire to flip! – by Ksenia Kireyeva, SovSport.ru

American skater Alysa Liu said she was inspired by Zagitova’s Olympic program – Source, TASS.ru https://tass.ru/sport/7290757

Alina Zagitova – to the fans: “For me, your love is more precious than gold. Together we will only go forward.” – Source, Sports.ru

Russian Figure Skaters Take Whole Stage in Grand Prix Final as Kostornaia Sets World Record – Video – Source, SputnikNews.com

Gilles and Porier fifth in close battle for ice dance medals at Grand Prix Final – Source, SkateCanada.ca

2019 Grand Prix Final play-by-play/results: Ladies free skate – by Jackie Wong, Rocker Skating

2019 Grand Prix Final results: Free dance – by Jackie Wong, Rocker Skating

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Figure Skating Articles Sunday, December 8, 2019

Nathan Chen crushes Yuzuru Hanyu for Grand Prix Final three-peat – Source, MSN Sports

Nathan Chen Captures Third Straight ISU Grand Prix Final Title – Source, USFS Fan Zone

2019 Grand Prix Final play-by-play/results: Men’s free skate – by Jackie Wong, Rocker Skating

Alena Kostornaia leads historic Russian medal sweep at Grand Prix Final – Source, Olympics.NBCSports.com

Adventure at the award: Kostornaya forgot English, Scherbakova almost fell, the flowers turned out to be chocolate – Source, Sports.ru

Junior Ladies Grand Prix Final – by Klaus-Reinhold Kany, Ice Skating International: Online

Team USA Earns Nine Medals in Challenger Series Finale at Golden Spin of Zagreb – Source, USFS Fan Zone

2019 Grand Prix Final and Junior Grand Prix Final | Team USA Competition Central – Source, USFS Fan Zone

Chen triumphs in Grand Prix Final showdown with Hanyu – Source, Kyodo News

Remembering Benjamin T. Wright – by Ryan Stevens, Skate Guard

2019 Grand Prix Final play-by-play/results: Ladies free skate – by Jackie Wong, Rocker Skating

2019 Grand Prix Final results: Free dance – by Jackie Wong, Rocker Skating

2019 Junior Grand Prix Final play-by-play/results: Men’s free skate – by Jackie Wong, Rocker Skating

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Figure Skating Articles Saturday, December 7, 2019

Chen (USA) triumphs in Men’s Short Program in Torino – Source, ISU.org

Nathan Chen builds big lead over Yuzuru Hanyu in GP Final – Source, Kyodo News

Valieva (RUS) comes from behind to grab Junior Ladies gold in Torino – Source, ISU.org

Sui/Han (CHN) edge Boikova/Kozlovskii (RUS) in Pairs Short Program – Source, ISU.org

Kostornaia leads Alina Zagitova after ladies’ short program and Sui Wenjing and Han Cong hold on to take their first pairs Grand Prix Final title in Turin. – by Rachel Griffiths adn Rory Jiwani, The Olympic Channel

Kostornaia (RUS) sets new record score to win Ladies Short Program – Source, ISU.org

Papadakis/Cizeron (FRA) dance to narrow lead in Rhythm Dance – Source, ISU.org

Kazakova / Reviya (GEO) capture Junior Rhythm Dance – Source, ISU.org

Tuktamysheva and Radionova together on ice: dance at the rink in the park, dresses like those of Disney princesses – Source, Sports.ru

Former president of Salt Lake Figure Skating arrested for trying to have sex with minor – by Adam Herbets, Fox13Now

This Holocaust-themed figure skating costume is just the sport’s latest to cause scandal – by Stacy Mintzer Herlihy, JTA.org

Grand Prix Final (Update) Videos, Schedule and Results – Source, LTK-CSKA.ru

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Figure Skating Articles Friday, December 6, 2019

Tuktamysheva won the short program at the Golden Spin tournament in Zagreb, Samodurova – 4th – Source, Sports.ru

Nathan Chen, Alysa Liu Lead After First Day of Grand Prix Final in Torino – Source, USFS Fan Zone

Nathan Chen distances Yuzuru Hanyu in Grand Prix Final short program – Source, NBC Sports

Alysa Liu leads Russians after Junior Grand Prix Final short program – Source, NBC Sports

The 1911 World Figure Skating Championships – by Ryan Stevens, Skate Guard

Moore-Towers and Marinaro sixth after short program at ISU Grand Prix Final – Source, SkateCanada.ca

2019 Grand Prix Final play-by-play/results: Men’s short program – by Jackie Wong, Rocker Skating

2019 Grand Prix Final play-by-play/results: Pairs short program – by Jackie Wong, Rocker Skating

2019 Junior Grand Prix Final play-by-play/results: Ladies short program – by Jackie Wong, Rocker Skating

2019 Grand Prix Final preview (dance): One, and then five – by Jackie Wong, Rocker Skating

2019 Grand Prix Final preview (ladies): Russian sweep a distinct possibility – by Jackie Wong, Rocker Skating

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Figure Skating Articles Thursday, December 5, 2019

2019-20 Grand Prix Final Preview: Pairs – by Tatjana Flade, Golden Skate News

2019-20 Grand Prix Final Preview: Ice Dance – by Tatjana Flade, Golden Skate News

2019-20 Grand Prix Final Preview: Ladies – by Tatjana Flade, Golden Skate News

2019-20 Grand Prix Final Preview: Men – by Tatjana Flade, Golden Skate News

Tutberidze against the world team. The main intrigues of the junior Grand Prix – by Dmitry Kuznetsov, Sport-Express.ru

Composer Alexander Goldstein: “In the Tutberidze group, they think about music and take their choice seriously. But this is still not enough.” – Source, Sports.ru

Russian Troika of teenage figure skaters drives into Grand Prix Final – by Nick Zaccardi, NBC Sports

Before Yale final exams, Nathan Chen faces a different test: Yuzuru Hanyu – by Nick Zaccardi, Olympics.NBCSports.com

Dear figure skating: Genocide is not a fashion statement – by Sally Jenkins, The Washington Post

Yuzuru Hanyu has a global audience that follows him anywhere – literally – by Nick McCarvel, NBC Sports

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Figure Skating Articles Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Figure Skating’s top stars headed to Torino for ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final 2019/20 – Source, ISU.org

ISU Junior Grand Prix Final showcases Figure Skating’s next generation – Source, ISU.org

Tomoki Hiwatashi going all out to make Beijing Olympics – by Jack Gallagher, The Japan Times

Maria Sotskova and Alena Leonova won’t participate in russian nationals this year due to health reasons (Maria is stating that she needs to take care of her health, Alena is mentioning a minor knee injury) – Source, TASS.ru

IOC has changed the order of exit teams to the parade of the opening ceremony of the Olympics – Source, TASS.ru

Olympic Opening Ceremony Parade of Nations order changed slightly – Source, Olympics.NBCSports.com

Brian Joubert: No Limits in New Coaching Career – by Hiro Yoshida, Europe On Ice

Go in-depth with figure skating prodigy Alysia Liu: Young American, who won the U.S. National title aged 13, talks about having fun on the ice with friends, her new pet dog, and her obsession with Mukbang food videos. Watch to get to see the skater in a totally different light. – Source, Olympic Channel

Figure Skater Anton Shulepepov Ripped For Holocaust Costume… ‘Insensitive, Offensive’ – Source, TMZ Sports

Figure skating union says ‘nyet’ to Russia’s Auschwitz-themed costume-contest entry – by Theresa Braine, NY Daily News

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