Over the years, no country has won more figure skating medals or been more passionate about the sport than the United States.
Nearly all the attention went to women’s singles, because U.S. women have won seven Olympic titles, and some morphed from ice princesses into entertainment icons.
Those U.S. women are all effectively the skating heirs of a Norwegian.
After the better part of a century, the lineage is breaking.
Along the way, though, their “family” history became the chronicle of a sport.
— Philip HershCopyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun