February 12, 1998 |
It will be something old and something new in the men's short program Tursday. Old, as in Elvis Stojko versus Todd Eldredge, the longest-running rivalry in figure skating. New, as in the routines Eldredge will unveil in pursuit of his first Olympic medal. In the short program, there are eight required elements that must be completed within 2 1/2 minutes and they count for one-third of the final score. The rest comes in the more interpretive long program on Saturday.
February 8, 1993 |
Driving rain turned to heavy snow Monday in Shizukuishi, Japan, forcing a postponement in the weather-plagued schedule of the World Alpine Ski Championships. But without putting on a ski, Switzerland's women's team lost its best chance in the downhill. While waiting for the weather to break, Swiss champion Chantal Bournissen, the 1991 World Cup downhill champion who was favored in this meet, broke her ankle playing volleyball with teammates and was sent home.
January 1, 1997 |
As 1996 becomes '97, here's a look at who and what are going out and who and what are coming in. If you haven't heard of some of the ins, you probably will. If some of the outs aren't yet out, perhaps it's just wishful thinking.
February 13, 1994 |
Yes, America, there is more to the Winter Olympic figure skating competition than Tonya vs. Nancy. A brief look: MEN This will be the first time that two Olympic figure skating champions have faced one another. The United States' Brian Boitano won in 1988, Ukraine's Viktor Petrenko in 1992, and both enjoyed the spoils as professionals before the International Skating Union passed a rule enabling them to return to serious competition.
March 1, 1997 |
Michelle Kwan's fall from the throne of women's figure skating continued Friday night, and and Tara Lipinski again showed that youth is no barrier in the sport. Kwan, from Torrance, had fallen twice in the U.S. Nationals last month, and she showed in the Champions Series that her performance there was no aberration. Kwan came in third behind Lipinski and Russia's Maria Butryskaya, falling hard on her opening triple lutz and never finishing the required combination jump.
March 24, 1994 |
As figure skating's world turned Wednesday, the talk was of pairs. Off the ice, the waitress and the truck driver, Calla Urbanski and Rocky Marval, reunited. On the ice, Jenni Meno and Todd Sand, proved equally inseparable.
March 20, 1996 |
Encouraged for years to display more emotion, Todd Sand complied Tuesday night at figure skating's world championships in the Edmonton Coliseum. Unfortunately, he did it after the short program that he skated with partner Jenni Meno in the pairs competition, punching a hole in a wall in a corridor off the ice. "I'm just happy it wasn't the coach he hit," said John Nicks, who coaches Meno and Sand in Costa Mesa. Sand was upset because he double-footed his landing in a side-by-side double axel.
March 11, 1993 |
Kurt Browning of Canada led Mark Mitchell of the United States in the World Figure Skating Championships after the technical program of the men's competition Wednesday. Two other Canadians, Lloyd Eisler and Isabelle Brasseur, won the pairs event after winning a bronze medal at last year's Olympics.