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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Figure Skating Articles for Tuesday, December 5, 2017

IOC weighs Russia Olympic ban; how, when decision will be made – Source, Olympics.NBCSports.com

IOC faces tricky decision over possible Russia ban – by Brian Homewood, Reuters.com

Russia says no plan to boycott Olympics after doping scandal – Source, Reuters.com

IOC prepares to decide whether to ban Russia from 2018 Winter Olympics – by Dan Roan, BBC.com

Sotskova warns skaters of heeding online criticism: Two-time Grand Prix Final qualifier explains affinity for classical music – by Jean-Christophe Berlot, IceNetwork News

Yuna Shiraiwa impresses in first season as a senior – by Jack Gallagher, The Japan Times

St. Petersburg Ballet on Ice in Bucharest with Swan Lake performance – Source, Ro Insider

McGill’s Figure Skating Team Finishes Second at OUA Invitational: Injuries Don’t Derail Team From Top-3 Finish – by Elaine Genest, The Link

Simone Aubrecht to represent Australia in figure skating – by Ilsa Cunningham, Blue Mountains Gazette

Broadway veteran revitalizes students with skating influenced choreography – by Ian Firstenberg, Golden Gate Press

Favorite Lifts of the 2017-2018 Season – by Maura Sullivan Hill, Twizzle Talk

How to watch Grand Prix Final – by Nick Zaccardi, Olympics.NBCSports.com

Jeremy Abbott returns to backflips on the ice after low-risk skin cancer – by Nick Zaccardi, Olympics.NBCSports.com

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Figure Skating Articles for Monday, December 4, 2017

IOC EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING IN LAUSANNE, 5 AND 6 DECEMBER 2017 – based on the findings of the two Commissions led by the former President of Switzerland, Samuel Schmid, and IOC Member Denis Oswald, the participation of Russian athletes in the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 will be taken by the IOC Executive Board – Source, Olympic.org

Russian Olympic Committee delegation to address IOC Executive Board before Pyeongchang 2018 decision – by Duncan Mackay, Inside The Games

Yevgenia Medvedeva to speak at IOC meeting on Russia, reports say – by Nick Zaccardi, Olympics.NBCSports.com

Russia says humiliating to go to Olympics without flag: RIA – Source, Reuters.com

Russian Olympic official says doping whistleblower should be executed: Leonid Tyagachev says Grigory Rodchenkov ‘should be shot for lying’ – Source, The Guardian

Patrick Chan temporarily stops training and has a mental problem – Source, Kurkuma blog

2017 Grand Prix Final Preview: Pairs – Source, So You Want to Watch Figure Skating?

Skating star Surya Bonaly offers tips on rink’s opening day – by Jesse Coburn, Newsday.com

Aurora Cotop wins senior women’s event at Skate Canada Challenge – Source, SkateCanada.ca

2017 Breaking the Ice: Olympic Edition: Recognizing devoted supporters & celebrating our skaters! – by Paul Dore, SkateCanada.ca

Living the PyeongChang dream: Kim Jin-seo aims for Korea’s first Olympic medal in men’s figure skating – by Nam Hyun-woo, The Korea Times

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Figure Skating Articles for Sunday, December 3, 2017

2017-18 National championships: Great Britain, Latvia, South Korea – by Jackie Wong, Rocker SkatingRocker Skating

Chinese President urged to make sure North Korea do not disrupt Pyeongchang 2018 – by Duncan Mackay, Inside The Games

IPC VP: No Guarantee That IOC, IPC Will Agree on Russia Sanctions – Source, Around The Rings

Cambodia’s first ice skating team chases Winter Olympic dream – by Holly Robertson, BBC.com

Skating star Surya Bonaly offers tips on rink’s opening day – by Jessee Coburn, Newsday.com

The 1972 U.S. Figure Skating Championships – by Ryan Stevens, Skate Guard

ISU Archives – Pair Skating at the European Championships Bratislava 1958 – Source, ISU.org

Samarin ready to battle for Olympic spot – by Tatjana Flade, Golden Skate News

‘Cherry blossom’ time for Japan’s Muramoto and Reed – by Tatjana Flade, Golden Skate News

Russia’s Alina Zagitova continues impressive ascent – by Tatjana Flade, Golden Skate News

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Figure Skating Articles for Saturday, December 2, 2017

N.Korean Skaters Forfeit Tickets to Pyeongchang Winter Olympics – by Lee Soon-heung, The Chosunilbo

Evgenia Medvedev will not perform in the Grand Prix final – Source, FSRussia.ru

Boyang Jin has withdrawn from the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final and will be replaced by the 1st substitute Jason Brown – Source, ISU.org on Twitter

Weiss headlines U.S. Figure Skating HOF class: Two-time Olympian joined by world bronze medalists Ina, Zimmerman – Source, IceNetwork News

Weiss, Ina/Zimmerman make figure skating Hall of Fame – Source, Fox Sports

Noyes still feels value of representing Team USA: Two-time U.S. Olympian remains tied to memories from competitive days – by Lois Elfman, IceNetwork News

3 Russians banned for Olympic doping, more cases coming – Source, TampaBay.com

Medvedeva out of Grand Prix Final with broken foot – Source, Richmond.com

Young Scots figure skater who beat cancer as a toddler gets top marks from Dancing on Ice star – Source, DailyRecord.co.uk

NK’s PyeongChang participation looks bleak with figure-skating deadline miss – by Jung Min-kyung, Korea Herald

Skate America 2017 Day 3: Exhibition – by Suzanne Herrmann, Absolute Skating

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