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  • 2010 Olympics, world title figure in skaters' rivalry

    As matchups go, this could be the season's grandest of Grand Prix series events, a figure skating competition with crystal ball potential for this year and beyond. Kimmie Meissner vs. Mao Asada.A dozen women each will have just seven minutes to wow the...
  • Meissner figures odds just right

    Add steely nerved gambler to the list of words that can be used to define Kimmie Meissner. The Bel Air figure skater ditched her long program this fall, weeks before the start of the new season, betting that she could learn a more eye-catching routine in...
  • Meissner's confidence jumps

    The beginning of Kimmie Meissner's spiral from the pinnacle of figure skating began, cruelly enough, two years ago after she was crowned world champion. As everyone from network producers to White House handlers lined up to get a bit of her time, the...
  • Meissner falls, ends up 7th

    Meissner falls, ends up 7th
    Figure skater Ashley Wagner summed it up best: "It's a lot harder than it looks." She was speaking about her performance at the World Figure Skating Championships, but she could have been the spokeswoman for U.S. teammates Kimmie Meissner and Bebe Liang....
  • Sliding up in importance

    In recent years, Skate America, one of six stops on the annual Grand Prix figure skating circuit, has been held in third-tier cities barely able to attract a respectable-sized crowd. This year, it's in a community of 102,000, a half-hour north of Seattle....
  • Meissner in sixth

    Moments after her first performance of the new Grand Prix season, Kimmie Meissner was already looking forward to her next. The former world and national champion from Bel Air took a spill on the second element of her short program at Skate America when...
  • From the beginning, it falls apart for Meissner

    From the beginning, it falls apart for Meissner
    There was no America in Skate America this year on the women's side of the ticket. Kimmie Meissner's comeback yesterday derailed in a series of falls and poorly executed jumps that left her in eighth place out of 11 skaters. Injured U.S. champion Mirai...
  • ISU boss has driven skating toward a ditch

    ISU boss has driven skating toward a ditch
    Over the past two decades, International Skating Union President Ottavio Cinquanta began or ended nearly all of our many conversations and interviews by saying, “We are strong.” Cinquanta’s (royal) “we” referred to the...
  • Kostner gets tough draw in women's short program

    Kostner gets tough draw in women's short program
    SOCHI, Russia¬† - Carolina Kostner drew the short straw. The 2012 world champion from Italy skates Wednesday’s Olympic short program immediately after Russian sensation Yulia Lipnitskaya, when the roar from the crowd undoubtedly will still be...
  • The right skater won Olympic gold

    In any other sport, it would have been cause for celebration -- an unknown youngster pulls out all the stops to upset a legendary but aging star on the biggest stage of all. But when 17-year-old Russian Adelina Sotnikova unexpectedly captured the...
  • Figure skating official: 'I'm not hiding anything'

    Figure skating official: 'I'm not hiding anything'
    SOCHI, Russia — Ottavio Cinquanta of Italy, president of figure skating’s international federation, was unaware of a controversy over the results in the Olympic women’s event that ended Thursday with Adelina Sotnikova of Russia beating...
  • Record-breaking petition seeks probe into Sochi figure-skating win

    Record-breaking petition seeks probe into Sochi figure-skating win
    A petition demanding an investigation into the Olympic gold medal win of Russian figure skater Adelina Sotnikova is breaking records at Change.org. Fans of Sochi silver medal winner Yuna Kim of South Korea have caused the petition to catch fire. It...