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Gracie Gold Backs Out of Malibu Prom Date

Figure skater and 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics bronze medalist Gracie Gold has backed out of a prom date with a teenage suitor from Malibu, California, who asked her via a YouTube clip, and later in person during an awkward taping …

Carolina Kostner Wins Bronze, Atones for Vancouver

Italy’s Carolina Kostner won the bronze medal in women’s figure skating in Sochi on Thursday. The 27-year-old native of Bolzano, Italy scored 74.12 points in the short program and 142.61 in the free skate for a total of 216.73. That …

Adelina Sotnikova Wins Women’s Figure Skating Gold

Russian figure skater Adelina Sotnikova won the gold medal in women’s figure skating in Sochi on Thursday. The win was a minor upset for South Korea, and a record setter for Russia. Sotnikova scored an overall 224.59 points, with 149.95 …

For Ashley Wagner, Sochi Performances Have Been Redemptive

No one could blame American figure skater Ashley Wagner for wanting to prove her detractors wrong in Sochi. And Wagner is holding her own at the Winter Olympics. She finished sixth in the women’s short program on Wednesday. And she …

Ashley Wagner Says “You Can’t Just Be A Zombie”

Twenty-two-year-old U.S. figure skater Ashley Wagner is a world-reknown athlete who knows how to thrill and entice a crowd. The talented skater coins herself as “Figure skater. Two-time US National Champion. Ice cream enthusiast” on her Twitter account. Wagner recently …

Aliona Savchenko: Hot Pink “Pink Panther” Bodysuit Steals the Show

Russian duo Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov may have simultaneously won the gold and set a new world record in the figure skating pairs short program on Tuesday, but we can’t stop talking about Aliona Savchenko’s hot pink body suit. …

Julia Lipnitskaia Is Russia’s New Figure Skating Star

It’s undeniable. Julia Lipnitskaia is a star. The 15-year-old Russian figure skating princess electrified spectators in Sochi on Saturday. Veteran male figure skater Evgeni Plushenko called her a “genius”– a sentiment shared by many of┬áLipnitskaia’s colleagues. Retired American figure skater …

Kaetlyn Osmond, Canada’s Favorite Skater, Ends Fifth

Kaetlyn Osmond, the 18-year-old Canadian figure skating sweetheart, skated in her first Olympics event on Saturday at Sochi’s Iceberg Skating Palace. Osmond, now a Sherwood Parks resident in Alberta, Canada, moved from Marystown, a province in Newfoundland and Labrador on …

Gracie Gold: Poised to Bring Home Gold
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Gracie Gold may very well be the United States’ golden girl of the Sochi Olympics. Some believe she will likely win significant gold during her time on the ice, too. Some of the biggest names in the Sochi Olympics for …

Tonya Harding Still Getting Over Nancy Scandal
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Tonya Harding was accused of hiring someone to take our her rival Nancy Kerrigan back in 1994. A friend of Harding’s ex husband hid in the darkness at a skating rink where Kerrigan had been practicing and hit her in …

Miral Nagasu Suffers Olympic Snub

A spectacular performance by figure skater Miral Nagasu on Saturday was not enough to win her another coveted spot on the U.S. Olympic figure skating team. The talented skater Ashley Wagner placed lower than Nagasu during the 2014 World Championship, …

Gracie Gold Wins First U.S. Skating Championship

On Saturday night, 18-year-old Gracie Gold won her first title in the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Following in second place was 15-year-old Polina Edmunds and third was Mirai Nagasuf, a previous Olympian in 2010. Former two-time titleholder, Ashley Wagner, gave …