Figure skating age debate also exposes body image challenges
Some figure skaters are hoping an Olympic doping scandal that is fueling a push to raise the minimum age of competitors will also focus attention on what they see as the sport’s most pressing issue: body image, body shaming and disordered eating.
Lows far outweigh highs in Olympic figure skating program
The Olympic figure skating program at the Beijing Games probably won't be remembered for the soaring performances of American gold medalist Nathan Chen, French ice dancers Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron or the Chinese pairs team of Sui Wenjing and Han Cong.
IOC president Bach disturbed by Valieva's meltdown, criticizes entourage
Olympic chief Thomas Bach said on Friday it was "chilling" to witness Russian teenage skater Kamila Valieva crumble under pressure at the 2022 Winter Olympics as a doping scandal continued to swirl, criticizing the 15-year-old's entourage.
Olympics Live: China pair breaks figure skating world record
Sui Wenjing and Han Chan of China shattered their own world record for a short program at the Beijing Games on Friday night, giving them the narrowest of leads over Russian rivals Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov heading into the free skate to decide the Olympic champion.
Layden: Valieva doping case depriving viewers, and her, of Olympic moment
The doping scandal surrounding Kamila Valieva is still in its infant stages. But the damage is already done. It will be an entirely different and disorienting feeling when she takes the ice for the free skate at the 2022 Winter Olympics.
Olympics Live: US wins to set up gold-medal game with Canada
Hilary Knight had a goal and assist, Alex Cavallini stopped 25 shots and the defending Olympic champion United States defeated Finland 4-1 in a women’s hockey semifinal at the Beijing Games to set up the sixth gold-medal showdown between the Americans and Canada.