Tug of war was contested as an official Olympic event from 1900 until 1920, when it was culled from the Summer Games program alongside sports like equestrian vaulting (jumping onto—and then off of—a horse), figure skating, and ice hockey. We think it’s time tug of war came back to the Olympics, and we have a solid plan to make it happen. Read more...
One of the most interesting thing about the Olympics is the juxtaposition of raw races — like track events and swimming — with judged, somewhat artistic sports like figure skating, diving… and of course, women’s gymnastics, a perennial highlight for viewers. In recent years, as Team USA, with its first-name-basis participants — Carly, Gabby, Laurie, […]
Two years ago in Sochi, Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski became America’s sweethearts after their wonderful figure skating commentary at the Winter Olympics. The pair breathed new life into NBC’s live coverage and became such a hit that...Show More Summary
This week, one artist mimics psychoanalysts while another paints invisible athletes. Tennis ghost The woman in skates and a blue sequined dress in Raffi Kalenderian’s The Figure Skater could either be at the center of a full arena or alone in some dark blurry rink. Either way, she looks as if...
When a show depicts sports on TV or in the movies, fans can spot inaccuracies right off the bat. But when you get someone who has been on the inside of the sport producing a TV series, you know there will be a line of authenticity. That’s...Show More Summary
Tara Lipinski is making figure skating fans' dreams come true. The 1998 Olympic gold medalist is teaming up with Hulu for a new behind-the-scenes drama about the intense world of figure skating. Producer Michael Shamberg and writer Jonathan...Show More Summary
Figure skating is by far the greatest Olympic sport. It has everything: coordinated outfits! Massive egos! Campiness! Triple axels! Rhinestones! Sabotage! But, for some reason, nobody has managed to turn the glamour and treachery of figure skating into a good fictional TV show. Until now.According to Deadline, 1998 Olympic champion and ... More »
Olympic figure skater Tara Lipinski is working on a potential drama series for Hulu. The project is in its very early stages and currently has a script commitment from the streaming video service, an individual with knowledge of theShow More Summary
The streamer has made a script comittment to the untitled series. read more
Intense pressure, sparkly outfits, teens — the sport of figure skating has all you need to make a good TV show, and finally, finally, we might just get one. Figure-skating and hat-wearing gold medalist Tara Lipinski has signed on to produce a figure-skating drama with producer Michael Shamberg and writer Jonathan Igla ... More »
EXCLUSIVE: Gold medalist Tara Lipinski, the darling of the 1998 Nagano Olympics who at 15 became the youngest winner of an individual event at the Winter Games, is teaming with producer Michael Shamberg and writer Jonathan Igla (MadShow More Summary
This is Evgenia Medvedeva. She’s a 16-year-old champion Russian figure skater. And she totally loves Sailor Moon. Read more...
After years of skating around Los Angeles as a vegetarian, my brother and I figured out that the secret to a great veggie burger is all in the experimentation.
In news that’s sure to shake the figure skating world to its very foundation, a top-level Spanish skater has come out as gay. We’ll give you a moment for the shock to wear off; we know it’s a lot to process. But predictability aside, we must admit we let out an “aww” when we saw how Javier [...]
Cheese rolling. Pole vaulting. Wife carrying. Figure skating. Cup stacking. Bobsledding. Ferret legging. Golf. Right now, someone somewhere is endeavoring to become more proficient at every one of these activities. Half of the sports...Show More Summary
Two months ago, I would have told you VERY VERY firmly that sports contemporaries were not my thing. Not at all. Now I have to say that they are, but the list of sports I’m into is very very VERY narrow- figure skating and uh, polo apparently. Show More Summary
Olympic figure skating sweetheart Tara Lipinski said yes to Fox Sports producer Todd Kapostasy's proposal in 2015, and now they're celebrating their engagement! The pair worked with Wedding Paper Divas and wedding planner Mindy Weiss to plan a chic celebration at Mr. Show More Summary
"So often I’ve tried to explain figure skating to my friends or family and I never felt like they got it... But it was as if I was always describing something too huge to put in to words. So I’m excited to be able to show it all, share...Show More Summary
If you follow me on Twitter, at the end of March/beginning of April you may have seen me live tweeting some of the World Figure Skating Championships. (If you don’t think I didn’t punch the air at Javier Fernandez SHUTTING SHIT DOWNShow More Summary
Here’s a look at some of the best images taken by Globe photographers last month, including the Boston Marathon, snowy weather, World Figure Skating Championships at TD Garden, and the end of the Celtics season. -- By Lloyd YoungThousands came to Gore Place from the 29th annual Sheepshearing Festival in Waltham on April 30. Show More Summary