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Reality CheckIt was truly the night of the woman on this week’s episode of The Biggest Loser. The momentum started with Cheryl outlasting Darrell in a challenge carried over from the two week break caused by the endless skiing, overly dramatic......
Anyone who follows Johnny Weir on Twitter has to wonder if the two-time Olympic figure skater ever knows where is going next. And that's a big reason why Weir announced Tuesday on his web site -- after tweeting an advisory -- that he will not compete...
LONDON, Ontario. -- After covering figure skating for 33 years, you learn to accept the partly subjective nature of judging in the sport. That does not make the “reputation judging” that falsified the men’s and pairs results at the...
Tags: USA Today, Entertainment, Music, Russia, Singles Skating
OMAHA, Neb. — Who's No. 2? That is the big question in the singles competition at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, which begin Thursday with the women's and pairs short programs. The bigger question is whether whoever winds up as the No. 2...
A year ago, Gracie Gold began the figure skating season in total anonymity. One disastrous result in the fall of 2010 had relegated her to the sport’s remainder bin. People stopped believing in her, and Gold stopped believing in herself until...
When the 2012 Grand Prix figure skating assignments were announced Monday, with Alissa Czisny getting just one competition rather than the two customary for a skater with her record, it looked as if U.S. Figure Skating might have been saying it felt the...
Tags: Hips, Moscow (Russia), Health, Evan Lysacek, Human Body
At face value, the results were just plain poor. Three-time U.S. champion Jeremy Abbott ninth, training mate Adam Rippon tenth in Friday's short program at the World Figure Skating Championships at Nice, France. That adds up to 19. The two U.S. men...
Evan Lysacek has taken a big step toward getting back into competitive figure skating. Lysacek, the reigning Olympic champion, announced Monday he has switched agents, leaving Creative Artists Agency for Shep Goldberg, who has represented Michelle Kwan...
Tags: Michelle Kwan, Concerts, Music, Shaun White, Evan Lysacek
Evan Lysacek came to Twin Rinks Arena in Buffalo Grove Thursday to give a private lesson to a 14-year old figure skater, Rudi Baruch, whose dad had bought the opportunity in a charity auction. But Lysacek was on the ice an hour before the lesson began,...
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- When the men's event at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships finished Sunday in the HP Pavilion, Evan Lysacek was in Dubai for some promotional work he declined to specify when we talked last week. Lysacek announced last fall he...
Tags: Jeremy Abbott, Evan Lysacek, Ice Skating
L.A. Times Olympics BlogJohnny Weir's off-ice charisma has overshadowed his competitive skating for several seasons. Now, the three-time U.S. champion has decided to step back and assess himself, for what may be a comeback in a different guise. U.S. Figure Skating announced...
The Fabulous ForumJohnny Weir, the three-time U.S. skating champion who once avoided questions about his sexuality, rang in 2012 by marrying Atlanta lawyer Viktor Voronov in New York on New Year's Eve....
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