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Mirai Nagasu Apologizes For Wild Comments Made After Disappointing Free Skate Mirai Nagasu Apologizes For Wild Comments Made After Disappointing Free Skate

Hey, remember that unhinged interview Mirai Nagasu gave following her bafflingly poor free skate performance? The one where Nagasu framed the fucking Olympics as an audition for Dancing With the Stars? The one where she threw her teammates under the bus? What the hell happened there?

Well That Was A Bizarre Press Conference From Mirai Nagasu Well That Was A Bizarre Press Conference From Mirai Nagasu

Of all the parties involved in the U.S. women’s figure skating collapse yesterday, Mirai Nagasu had perhaps the most baffling performance. Nagasu was considered a dark horse candidate to sneak in for bronze after delivering a big free skate performance in the team event, but she didn’t even attempt her signature…

The U.S. Women Fall Apart In Figure Skating The U.S. Women Fall Apart In Figure Skating

A medal for the U.S. women in the ladies single figure skating was always going to be a long shot at best. With Alina Zagitova and Evgenia Medvedevia of Russia all but assured the gold and silver medal in whatever order the judges decided, every other top skater would be left scrambling for the bronze. The list of…

15-Year-Old Alina Zagitova Bests Evgenia Medvedeva By 1.31 Points To Win Gold  15-Year-Old Alina Zagitova Bests Evgenia Medvedeva By 1.31 Points To Win Gold 

Russian 15-year-old Alina Zagitova gave a stunning performance in her free skate to win gold in women’s figure skating, retaining the tiny edge that she earned over fellow Russian and two-time world champion Evgenia Medvedeva in the short program.

20 Years Ago This Week, Michelle Kwan Did Not Win Olympic Gold In Nagano 20 Years Ago This Week, Michelle Kwan Did Not Win Olympic Gold In Nagano

This Olympics marks the 20th anniversary of Michelle Kwan not winning the gold medal in ladies figure skating in Nagano. I’m sure that Tara Lipinski, who did win gold and became the youngest skater ever to do so, remembers this occasion differently. Kwan herself probably does, too. Kwan, for her part, has long ago…

Tessa Virtue And Scott Moir Moulin Rouge-d Their Way To Another Olympic Gold Medal Tessa Virtue And Scott Moir Moulin Rouge-d Their Way To Another Olympic Gold Medal

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, the Canadian ice dance team that received positive grades of execution for a lift that can only be described as “face sitting on ice skates” won their second gold medal of these Olympics tonight and their third Olympic gold medal overall. They’re now the 2010 Olympic champions in the event…

Failing In The Short Program Gave Nathan Chen The Best Long Program Of His Career Failing In The Short Program Gave Nathan Chen The Best Long Program Of His Career

GANGNEUNG, South Korea—Recent Grand Prix champion and Olympic favorite Nathan Chen shocked the skating world earlier this week with a pair of disappointing short programs. A wipeout in his Olympic debut during the team event brought the U.S. down to bronze and a disastrous first half of the men’s individual…

Yuzuru Hanyu Is The First Repeat Olympic Men's Figure Skating Gold Medalist In 66 Years Yuzuru Hanyu Is The First Repeat Olympic Men's Figure Skating Gold Medalist In 66 Years

For the first time since Dick Button in 1952, the reigning Olympic gold medalist in men’s figure skating has defended his title as Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu scored a combined 317.85 to obliterate the competition.

Nathan Chen Throws Down Massive Six Quads, Is Still Probably Doomed Nathan Chen Throws Down Massive Six Quads, Is Still Probably Doomed

Nathan Chen entered tonight’s free skate in 17th place thanks to a disastrous short program, but showed up with a massive 215.08 thanks to cleanly delivering six quad jumps in the performance:

The Father Of Artistic Figure Skating Is A New Yorker Who Lived During The 19th Century The Father Of Artistic Figure Skating Is A New Yorker Who Lived During The 19th Century

Skating on ice dates all the way back to 3,000 BC. Or, anyway, the oldest pair of skates date back that far. The blades on these early skates are made of animal bones with holes bored through them; leather straps attached the skate to the foot.

Nathan Chen Has Four Very Long Years Ahead Of Him Nathan Chen Has Four Very Long Years Ahead Of Him

American figure skater Nathan Chen came into Pyeongchang with the promise of a possible coronation. He’ll leave, instead, with a whole lot of work left to do. The 18-year-old winner of back-to-back U.S. national titles, who was many people’s pick to win gold at the men’s individual competition in his first Olympics,…

Yuzuru Hanyu Skated Masterfully And Then Winnie The Pooh Bears Rained Down On The Ice Yuzuru Hanyu Skated Masterfully And Then Winnie The Pooh Bears Rained Down On The Ice

Yuzuru Hanyu, the defending world and Olympic champion, took the ice first tonight in the final flight of the men’s short program to great anticipation. Hanyu, who is considered to be one of the greatest male skaters of all-time, hadn’t competed since injuring his ankle in November; though considered one of the…

Adam Rippon Isn't Quite The Best, But He Is The Most Fun Adam Rippon Isn't Quite The Best, But He Is The Most Fun

Figure skater Adam Rippon, the undisputed breakout American star of these Olympic games, finally got to show off his long-awaited short-form performance today in Pyeongchang. It’s modern, it’s fun, it’s soundtracked by, in Rippon’s own words, “a trashy club mix,” and it does not disappoint. Here’s a version of it from…

The Youngest American Olympian, Vincent Zhou, Nailed The Games' First-Ever Quad Lutz The Youngest American Olympian, Vincent Zhou, Nailed The Games' First-Ever Quad Lutz

Seventeen-year-old Vincent Zhou, the youngest American competing in any event at these Winter Olympics, pulled off a move tonight that no one at the Games had ever landed cleanly before: the quad lutz. It’s the most difficult move currently recognized as achievable, and it requires four rotations after a jump from the…

French Figure Skater Performs Short Program To "Rapper's Delight" French Figure Skater Performs Short Program To "Rapper's Delight"

Figure skaters are really taking full advantage of being allowed to perform to music with lyrics at the 2018 Olympic Games. Chafik Besseghier, the second guy up in the men’s short program tonight, was dressed like a taxi driver and performed to “Rapper’s Delight” by the Sugarhill Gang.

What Makes Ice Dancing Different? Brother-Sister Pairs, To Start What Makes Ice Dancing Different? Brother-Sister Pairs, To Start

At last month’s figure skating national championships in San Jose, California, ice dancers Madison Hubbell and Zach Donohue took to the ice after the sibling team of Maia and Alex Shibutani. The “Shib Sibs”—a nickname that I did not make up—have been the most successful U.S. ice dance pair of the last quadrennium and…

The Knierims Heard About The Florida School Shooting Moments Before Taking The Ice The Knierims Heard About The Florida School Shooting Moments Before Taking The Ice

At least 17 people were killed today by a man with an AR-15 at a Florida high school, with a still-unconfirmed number of people injured. It is the 18th school shooting of 2018.

The Most Controversial Voice In Figure Skating Can't Stop Saying What's On His Mind The Most Controversial Voice In Figure Skating Can't Stop Saying What's On His Mind

Something odd was happening at Skate America and Dave Lease was all over it.

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Here Is Your Daily Dose Of Adam Rippon Being Delightful Here Is Your Daily Dose Of Adam Rippon Being Delightful

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea—“Nobody loves me as much as I love me; so I guess I’ll just be my own Valentine tomorrow,” American figure skater Adam Rippon said at a press conference the day after he helped the U.S. team win a bronze medal with his clean free skate. Either he really really loves himself or he hasn’t been…

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