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Heavy Medal Archive: Figure Skating

Joannie Rochette moved by crowd's embrace as she wins figure skating bronze

The hardest part, Canadian figure skater Joannie Rochette said in the aftermath of her emotional bronze-medal performance Thursday, was forcing herself onto the ice to compete Tuesday. Rochette struggled to focus on the Olympic women's short program. She couldn't stop...

By Amy Shipley  |  February 26, 2010; 2:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Figure Skating  
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Live Olympics chat with Paul Farhi, Monica Hesse and Tomoeh Tse

Join media reporter Paul Farhi, Style writer Monica Hesse and financial reporter Tomoeh Tse, a former competitive figure skater, during NBC's primetime coverage of the Games. Tonight, gold is on the line as ladies' figure skating wraps up with the...

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  February 25, 2010; 4:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Figure Skating , Live chats , Vancouver 2010  
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Live Olympics chat with Paul Farhi and Tomoeh Tse

Join media reporter Paul Farhi and financial reporter Tomoeh Tse, a former competitive figure skater, during NBC's primetime coverage of the Games. Tonight, ladies' figure skating begins with the short program. We'll kick things off around 8 p.m. Join the...

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  February 23, 2010; 5:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Figure Skating , Live chats , Vancouver 2010  
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Only one thing for sure: Virtue and Moir won in "skating skills"

Wondering what made the difference--at least to the judges--in the exciting duel between Canadians Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir and Americans Meryl Davis and Charlie White in the ice dance free skate Monday night? Not much technically--except for "skating skills."...

By Amy Shipley  |  February 23, 2010; 3:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Figure Skating  
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Mother of Canadian skater Therese Rochette dies

Therese Rochette, the mother of Canadian figure skater Joannie Rochette, died at Vancouver General Hospital after suffering a heart attack late Saturday night, according to Olympic officials and news reports. She was 55. Joannie Rochette, 24, showed up at her...

By Amy Shipley  |  February 21, 2010; 5:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Weir must clean up his act in order to medal

Pregame rituals are ubiquitous in sport: LeBron James throws chalk in the air, Tim Tebow inks up the eye black and Johnny Weir cleans. Yes, the eccentric American figure skater dips into the cleaning supplies to calm his nerves before...

By John Kiernan  |  February 17, 2010; 7:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Figure Skating , Johnny Weir , Vancouver 2010  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Does the size of the jump matter?, Amy Shipley , February 17, 2010
Ovechkin sends support to Plushenko via text, Amy Shipley , February 16, 2010
Live Olympics chat: Day 5, Lindsay Applebaum , February 16, 2010
Johnny Weir might attempt a quad in free skate, from news services , February 15, 2010
Weir feels safer from activists by staying in village, Matthew Rennie , February 13, 2010
Weir relents; will go from fox fur to faux, Amy Shipley , January 29, 2010
Johnny Weir lets the fur, and the quotes, fly, Matthew Rennie , January 27, 2010
Olympic roundup: Figure skating lacks star power, Lindsay Applebaum , January 21, 2010
Does Weir still have it?, Coryn Connelly-Cabreros , January 19, 2010
Weir's rivalry with Evan Lysacek, Coryn Connelly-Cabreros , January 11, 2010
Local Skaters Get Big Results in Weekend Events, Amy Shipley , December 15, 2008
Local Skater In Second At Junior Grand Prix, Amy Shipley , December 11, 2008
Local Skaters To Compete in U.S. Junior Champs, Amy Shipley , December 4, 2008
ISU Final Set: No U.S. Women in Field, Amy Shipley , December 2, 2008
Suguri Leads Cup of Russia, Tracee Hamilton , November 21, 2008
U.S. Men Dominate Cup of China, Amy Shipley , November 10, 2008
Local Skater Fourth at Cup of China, Tracee Hamilton , November 6, 2008
Pairs Team Withdraws from Cup of China, Amy Shipley , October 31, 2008
U.S. Women: No Medals at Skate America, Amy Shipley , October 27, 2008
Skating's Johnny Weir Laments Scoring System, Liz Clarke , October 16, 2008
Canada's Buttle Retires, Tracee Hamilton , September 10, 2008
 
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