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Defending the figure skating system — sort of

The current system for the inherently controversial task of judging figure skating competitions is the worst system ever designed — except the last one. And except the systems they used in snowboarding, freestyle skiing, gymnastics and pretty m...

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Sochi recap: Figure skating, women’s free skate

It’s not fair to say Olympic figure skating is still the same mess it was in the past. The new scoring system does add a bit of transparency. But judges are human, particularly in a sport in which the athletes … Continue reading →...

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Sochi recap: Figure skating, ice dance free dance

Canada’s Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir held the world record for a few minutes before handing over the record and their Olympic champion status to American neighbors Charlie Davis and Meryl White. I have no idea whether the silver medalists &hell...

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Sochi recap: Figure skating, mixed ice dance-short dance

Meryl Davis and Charlie White for Team USA stole the show once again by breaking a new world record and claiming first place for the qualifying round. Date: 16-Feb Sport: Figure Skating Event: Mixed Ice Dance-Short Dance How U.S fared: … Conti...

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Sochi recap: Figure skating, men’s free skate

A comedy of errors in the Olympics sees Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu win because they’d already bought a gold medal and had to give it to someone. Date: 14-Feb Sport: Figure skating Event: Men’s free skate Medalists: Yuzuru Hanyu (Japan), ...

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Sochi recap: Figure skating, men’s short program

Russian legend Evgeni Plushenko fell in pain and couldn’t keep going. American Jeremy Abbott fell hard into the side of the rink but won over the Russian fans by getting back up and completing an otherwise strong program. Meanwhile, Japan’...

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Sochi recap: Figure skating, pairs

Russia, Russia. Then Russia, Russia. The Olympic hosts really enjoyed this night, as their two figure skating pairs were magnificent. Canadian and American pairs had their moments, while Germany’s four-time world champions skidded to bronze. Da...

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Sochi: Figure skating, pairs short program

There was no short supply of talent tonight. Russia put on a strong performance, stealing the show and sending all three pairs to the free skate event. Date: 11-Feb Sport: Figure skating Event: Pairs short program How U.S. fared: Two … Continu...

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