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From YOG to Sochi and beyond!

© IOC/C. Graythen There were gold medals won by Adelina Sotnikova (RUS) in front of her home nation in figure skating, Shim Suk Hee (KOR) who picked up a medal of each colour in short track speed skating, and the literally high-flying Andreas Wellinger (GER) in ski jumping. Show More Summary

Two Insider Books Take on Beauty Pageants and Figure Skating: The New Memoirs of Dick Button and Kate Shindle

At the end of last month, on the same weekend, fans witnessed the coronation of two new queens. The first was ice princess Ashley Wagner, crowned the U.S. figure skating champion for the third time; the second was Miss Universe Paulina Vega from Colombia. Show More Summary

2015 European Figure Skating Championships Air Saturday, February 7 on NBC

NBC presents the 2015 ISU European Figure Skating Championships this Saturday, Feb. 7, at 4 p.m. ET with coverage of the men’s and ladies’ free skates.

Thanks to this Kickstarter, figure skating rivals may get their own museum

There are things Kickstarter might not be right for — like funding a major motion picture — and then there are things Kickstarter is absolutely perfect for — like funding the creation of a Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan museum in the...Show More Summary

Weir Watch XI: Johhny Weir Wins Super Bowl Before It Even Starts

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

Some fans favor the Seahawks to win this year's Super Bowl. Others, the Patriots. All of them, alas, are fools. That's because Super Bowl XLIX has already been won, hours before kickoff, by figure skating legend and fashion icon Johnny Weir. Read more...

NBC’s figure skating coverage beat UFC on FOX in Saturday overnight TV ratings

2 months agoSports : Awful Announcing

Would you have taken figure skater Ashley Wagner over UFC fighter Anthony Johnson last Saturday night? In the arena of TV ratings, that would have been a smart bet as NBC’s coverage of the U.S. Figure Skating Championships defeated UFC on FOX in overnight ratings for Jan. Show More Summary

Figure Skating Legend Toller Cranston Dies At 65: VIDEO

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Canadian figure skating legend Toller Cranston has died at the age of 65 in Mexico. The cause is yet unclear but is thought to be a heart attack, and no foul play is suspected in his death. Cranston was known...

"I’m criticized as flamboyant, arrogant and melodramatic... I try to live my life touching extremes."

Said Toller Cranston — "the Rudolf Nureyev of figure skating" — who has died of a heart attack at the age of 65.Here's his free skate at the 1976 Olympics:

Jason Brown wins U.S. figure skating championship

— From the moment four years ago at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships that Jason Brown first showed impressive potential, he talked about following the example of another skater from suburban Chicago.

Ashley Wagner Shines at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships: Analysis

The Journal provides live analysis of the U.S. Figure Skating Championship Ladies Free Skate.

'U.S. Figure Skating Championships' Rise 50 Percent in Adults 18-49 from First to Third Hour on NBC

NBC Sports coverage of the “U.S. Figure Skating Championships: Women’s Free Dance” (0.5/2 in 18-49, 3.325 million viewers overall from 8-11 p.m. ET)

Ashley Wagner back on top in U.S. women's figure skating

Hot rivalry between Ashley Wagner and Gracie Gold in U.S. women's figure skating?

U.S. Figure Skating Championships Ladies Free Skate: Live Blog

The Journal provides live analysis of the U.S. Figure Skating Championship Ladies Free Skate.

Super Friends Johnny Weir And Tara Lipinski Teaming Up AGAIN To Cover The Super Bowl XLIX!!

2 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : CocoPerez

Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski were the best part of the Sochi Winter Olympics. There. We said it. In case you missed it, Johnny and Tara covered the 2014 Sochi Winter Games from the broadcast booth during the figure skating events. They did so well at covering the events they were later asked to cover the Kentucky Derby. The [...]

Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski named NBC’s official Super Bowl XLIX tailgate reporters

2 months agoSports : The Early Lead

NBC named an unlikely duo to beef up its Super Bowl XLIX pre-game coverage. Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski, who are known equally well for their expertise on both figure skating and fashion, will report from the game’s tailgating trenches. “Having six hours of pre-game coverage allows us to not only surround every aspect of […]

Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski Join NBC’s Super Bowl Pre-Game Show

NBC Sports announced its deploying its figure skating analysts Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski to NBC’s Super Bowl XLIX pre-game show to offer their “unique take on the big game and the events surrounding it.” NBCU unveiled the two as an on-air team during the Sochi Olympics in February 2014.  Following the Sochi Olympics, Weir — a three-time U.S. Show More Summary

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