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  • Japan's Asada tops a dazzling night in world figure skating

    Japan's Asada tops a dazzling night in world figure skating
    It would take a surfeit of superlatives to describe accurately just how good the leading women were in Thursday night’s short program at the World Figure Skating Championships in Saitama, Japan. “It’s scarcely believable what were...
  • Mao Asada leads after short program at World Figure Skating Championships

    Mao Asada leads after short program at World Figure Skating Championships
    SAITAMA, Japan — Mao Asada of Japan set a world record on Thursday to finish first in the short program at the World Figure Skating Championships. Skating to Chopin's Nocturne, Asada hit her trademark triple axel at the start of her routine and...
  • Should Adelina Sotnikova be an Olympic champ? Yes, for sake of sport

    Millions of people are unhappy that Russia's Adelina Sotnikova beat out South Korea's Yuna Kim for a gold medal in Olympic women's figure skating.  I'm not sure I am. The reason for that is tied up in the fact that figure skating -- for all its balletic...
  • Sochi Olympics TV: Did NBC cover the Sotnikova-Kim controversy well?

    A good controversy gets fans mad, but it also makes TV networks excited. When short-program leader Yuna Kim of South Korea skated a seemingly flawless performance Thursday in the women's figure-skating long program at the Sochi Olympics--but still...
  • Sochi Olympics TV: Yuna Kim, Gracie Gold and the figure-skating chase

    Sochi Olympics TV: Yuna Kim, Gracie Gold and the figure-skating chase
    For most viewers, Olympic figure skating can be a subjective and murky sport, the difference between medals and also-ran status found in small gradations not visible to the naked eye. But in Wednesday night’s prime-time short skate from Sochi,...
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  • Evan Lysacek gazes into his crystal ball

    Evan Lysacek gazes into his crystal ball
    The Sochi Olympics will be a sad but exciting time for Evan Lysacek. Sad because if he had his way, he'd be defending the Olympic gold medal he won in Vancouver in 2010. Unfortunately, injuries knocked him out of commission late last year. "I definitely...
  • Cold War over, but chills remain

    Cold War over, but chills remain
    SOCHI, Russia – The first of my 17 Olympics as a reporter came during one of the colder moments of the Cold War. Three weeks before the 1980 Winter Olympics began in Lake Placid, N.Y, President Jimmy Carter announced the United States would...
  • Team figure skating

    Team figure skating
    When: Feb. 6, men and pairs short programs; Feb. 8, dance and women's short, pairs free skate; Feb. 9, men, women, dance free. Best of the U.S.: Everyone on the U.S. Olympic skating team is eligible. In two disciplines, teams can swap skaters between...
  • Pairs figure skating

    Pairs figure skating
    When: Feb. 11, short; Feb. 12, free. Best of the U.S.: Two-time U.S. champions Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir. Best of the rest: Reigning world champions Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov of Russia; four-time world champions and reigning...
  • Sochi Games TV: Seven Olympics thoughts after the closing ceremony

    Sochi Games TV: Seven Olympics thoughts after the closing ceremony
    For the last 18 days, I've been chronicling TV's coverage of the Sochi Winter Olympics, dutifully watching all manner of downhill ski races, luge runs and short-track heats. What effect this has had on me I'll leave to an imminently convening team of...
  • Sochi Olympics TV moment: Costas, Remnick, Posner on what Putin wants

    Sochi Olympics TV moment: Costas, Remnick, Posner on what Putin wants
    [Note: This is part of an ongoing series documenting the Sochi Olympics from a TV perspective. Every morning of the Games, we’ll look at a key moment from the previous day that NBC captured, elevated, honored, bungled or otherwise reported in a...