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A view of the Olympics

The most memorable snapshot of the 2016 World Figure Skating Championships was that of  Ashley Wagner on her backside laughing her butt off. Wiping out at center ice during the biggest figure skating event of the...

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There has been a lot said about “transparency” in regard to Boston’s bid to host the 2024 summer games. Some say there has been too little public discussion on whether or not this is a...

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Synchronized  figure skaters perform together as a unit to a four and a half minute choreographed program to set music. I had the pleasure of meeting this weekend, The Esprit De Corps, a talented group...

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  Several weeks ago the United States beat Russia for a gold medal in hockey.  Did you miss it?  Me too. The gold medal came in the Sled Hockey event of the Paralympics.  It happened in...

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They call Yu Na Kim “the queen” for a reason.  The South Korean skater ruled the ice four years ago in Vancouver, and appears to have no intention of relinquishing her crown.  The skater that took...

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  You live by the quad and you die by the quad.  The strongest field ever in in the men’s Olympic figure skating event succumbed to the pressure of the Olympic stage, and to their...

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Plushenko pulls out

February 13, 2014

Watching Evgeni Plushenko pull out of the Olympics moments before his short program was stunning.  It doesn’t happen often in this sport. To see  a skater glide over to the judging table and tell the referee “I...

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As fresh and as fun as the American teams are, they could not match the experience, strength, consistency and classic style of the resurrected super power of pairs skating.  The Russians would rule, and it...

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By Alice Cook, She’s Game Sports The first team event in figure skating has made its Olympic debut, and so have New England’s own Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir.The United States finished third behind the Russians...

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  Olympic dreams do come true, although we rarely see “miracles” in the sport of figure skating. The last skater we saw come out of nowhere to win a gold medal was Sarah Hughes, back...

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