February 21, 1992 |
American television viewers saw their 1991 national women's figure skating champion Tonya Harding fall at least five times during her performance Wednesday at the Winter Olympics in Albertville, France.
February 17, 1998 |
By decree of the international coalition of ice dancing judges, in a decision made months ago--possibly years ago--Pasha Grishuk and Evgeny Platov of Russia repeated as Olympic champions Monday night. This being a newspaper, however, the only development truly worth reporting is how the rest of ice dancing field in Nagano felt about it. A quick sampling of opinion: * Silver medalist Anjelika Krylova of Russia: "All I can say is the public liked us better. I think we had a better program overall."
February 22, 1994 |
The chill was so thick after the Winter Olympic ice dancing competition Monday night that it could have been cut with the blade of a skating boot, a sensation that had nothing to do with the temperature inside the Olympic Amphitheatre.
February 20, 2006 |
Heavy snowflakes blanketed the Palavela on Sunday night, but inside the ice palace of the 2006 Olympics it was hot-hot-hot as, to the beat of Latin rhythms, Americans Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto vaulted into medal position with a captivating, crash-free free skate. "Crash-free" being the operative phrase.
February 21, 2006 |
When the last twizzle had been twizzled, the last "Carmen" had met her untimely end and the final rendition of "Bolero" had desecrated the memory of Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean's glorious 1984 gold-medal performance to that music, little had changed in the illogical world of ice dance.
January 12, 2002
Ice dancing judging problems? Call in the BCS! Steve Morsa Thousand Oaks
February 17, 2002
With the figure-skating controversy somewhat in the background, another pairs competition will take center stage today, when ice dancing holds its original dancing segment, the second of three that make up the complete medal program. The leaders after Friday night's compulsory dance were Marina Anissina and Gwendal Peizerat of France.
February 19, 2010
MEN'S SUPER-G Miller and Ligety are U.S. hopefuls Europeans have won every installment of the Olympic super-giant slalom since its addition to the program in 1988, and have several leading candidates for gold in 2010. Didier Cuche of Switzerland is the defending world champion and Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway was last season's World Cup champion. The U.S. has won only one medal in this event: Tommy Moe with a silver at the 1994 Lillehammer Games. Bode Miller and Ted Ligety are the top U.S. competitors.
February 25, 2006
Could lack of interest in the Olympics be caused partly by the TV scheduling? Note the normal schedule in prime time: 8-8:05 p.m.: Figure skating. 8:05-8:15: Commercials: Coke, McDonald's, Chevy, Nike, Canon, Budweiser, Infiniti. 8:15-8:20: Ice dancing. 8:20-8:30: Commercials: McDonald's, Canon, Chevy, Nike, Infiniti, Coke, Budweiser. 8:30-8:35: Figure skating. 8:35-8:45: Commercials: Nike, Infiniti, Coke, Budweiser, Canon, McDonald's, Chevy. 8:45-8:50: Ice dancing.