February 14, 1990 |
It appears that the International Skating Union will grant a waiver allowing the U.S. pairs team of Natasha Kuchiki and Todd Sand to compete in the figure skating World Championships next month, even though Kuchiki is only 13. According to ISU rules, skaters must be 14 to compete in the World Championships. But Olaf Poulsen, president of the ISU, told the U.S. Figure Skating Assn.
June 24, 1992 |
The International Skating Union adopted two proposals by the U.S. Figure Skating Assn. Tuesday that open the Winter Olympics and national and world championships to professionals. The revised rules, passed at the ISU's biennial Congress at Davos, Switzerland, are expected to benefit the United States' 1988 Olympic gold medalist, Brian Boitano, the only professional who has expressed a desire to return to competition.
February 12, 1990 |
Christopher Bowman of Van Nuys withdrew from the national figure skating championships Sunday because of back spasms, but the U.S. Figure Skating Assn. still named him to its team for the World Championships next month in Halifax, Canada.
February 16, 1992 |
Sitting together in the crowd during the men's figure skating freestyle program Saturday night at the Olympic Ice Hall were the gold and silver medalists from the 1988 Winter Olympics at Calgary, Brian Boitano of the United States and Brian Orser of Canada. Neither was particularly impressed by the quality of skating on a night when there were more spills than thrills. It was much different than four years ago, when Boitano had to skate a virtually flawless performance in order to beat Orser.
July 21, 1992 |
At the opening of the 99th International Olympic Committee session Monday, president Juan Antonio Samaranch implored members to give broader powers to the sports' international federations and to the National Olympic Committees. In return, he said that he will seek assistance from the federations and the national committees in paring the Olympics, particularly the Summer Games, the size of which is becoming unmanageable.
December 16, 1991 |
Brian Boitano recently wrote a column for Newsweek's "My Turn" section, in which he lamented the possibility that he will never have another one. Not a column--he will be writing one for a national newspaper from the Winter Olympics at Albertville, France--but a turn.