Skating Articles for Thursday, July 21, 2016

Skating Articles for Thursday, July 21, 2016 

Summer Skating: Adam Rippon, Rika Hongo, and more – by Sarah Rasher, The Finer Sports

Russia loses Olympic track and field ban appeal: The Court of Arbitration for Sport rejected the appeal of 68 Russian athletes seeking to overturn the ban imposed by the IAAF following allegations of state-sponsored doping and cover-ups – Source, Olympics.NBCSports.com

Pound: IOC “Very Reluctant” to Hit Russia with Total Olympics Ban – Source, Around The Rings

FIG praise “excellent” work of “vast majority” of judges after four were sanctioned for biased scoring following the Rio 2016 test events – by Dan Palmer, Inside The Games

International Federations to hold key meeting to discuss McLaren Report findings – by Michael Pavitt, Inside The Games

ISU Statement on the WADA Independent Person Report – Source, ISU.org

Off-season news 2016: Retirements, coaching changes, music selections – by Jackie Wong, Rocker Skating

How to Get Cast in Disney On Ice – by Benjamin Lindsay, Backstage.com

Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir’s Best Fashion Moments – Source, StyleNews.People.com

Rockford Christian’s Natasha Ferrero earns two U.S. Figure Skating gold medals – by Lisa Trowbridge, RRStar.com

What’s next? Skaters detail coping with retirement: End of career can leave void after years devoted to training, competing – Sarah S. Brannen, IceNetwork

Ksenia Afanasyeva takes retirement: Leading Russian gymnast since 2007, Ksenia Afanasyeva has retired from gymnastics for medical reasons, reports Alexei Fililov from R Sport – Source, Rewriting Russian Gymnastics

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