| Mar 12, 2013
| 9:23 PM
LONDON, Ont. – Her clothes were dark, mostly black, for both practices Tuesday, and the hue fit the expressionless mask that covered Yuna Kim’s face.
The convulsive, gloomy and interpretively challenging music for her short program, from...
| Mar 1, 2013
When Javier Fernandez finished his free skate at the European Championships last month, having landed three clean quadruple jumps, a Spanish TV commentator spent the next minute uttering a stream of "bravos."
"I am speechless," the commentator said amid...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 3:45 PM
It was Feb. 20, 1988, a Saturday night in Calgary, where the first week of the Winter Olympics was ending. And the figure skating event called “The Battle of the Brians,” had reached its final round.
The champion would be whichever Brian...
| Jan 27, 2013
| 2:59 PM
OMAHA, Neb. — And the winner was … Gracie Gold.
That has nothing to do with whether one thinks the outcome of the women's event at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships should have been different. The results, with defending champion Ashley...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 2:59 PM
LONDON, Ont. – Gracie Gold is plainly reverential toward Yuna Kim, whom the 17-year-old Gold came to idolize in the two years leading up to Kim’s victory at the 2010 Olympics.
It makes no difference she now is Kim’s competitor. This...
| Mar 16, 2013
| 9:42 PM
LONDON, Ontario — They should have divided the women's field at the World Championships into two flights, like a golf tournament.
One for Yuna Kim, and one for everyone else because the South Korean figure skater was a world ahead of her rivals...
| Feb 9, 2013
| 3:33 PM
Mistakes on two jump landings left Gracie Gold fifth after Saturday's short program at the Four Continents Championship in Osaka, Japan.
But the Elk Grove Village-based skater still is within reach of everyone but runaway leader Mao Asada of Japan, whose...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 2:02 PM
It’s about 15 months before the Feb. 7, 2014 opening of the next Winter Olympics.
So here are 15 thoughts on winter sports as the full gamut of sports on the program for the Sochi Games get into pre-Olympic-year action this weekend.
1. There is...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 9:37 AM
Just before he began preparing for a comeback into competitive figure skating, reigning Olympic men's champion Evan Lysacek switched agents from International Management Group to Creative Artists Agency.
And CAA, long known as one of the most powerful...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 12:53 PM
The summer season in Olympic sports has yet to end -- witness the Pan American Games, a multi-sports event of summer disciplines, which runs until Oct. 30 -- yet the winter sports season arrives this weekend.
The alpine ski World Cup has its...
| Dec 24, 2010
| 4:32 PM
So here we are, at the end of another year, finding ourselves looking back at an Olympics with tragedy and triumph, with good sports and sore losers (you know who you are, Evgeny Plushenko), a year with stirring achievements and......
| Mar 25, 2010
| 4:35 PM
It's a shame there are no plans yet to air in North America a fascinating Discovery Channel documentary on South Korean figure skating star Kim Yuna. This week would have been a perfect time to show it, since Kim begins......