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FIGURE SKATING Panorama: Nathan Chen’s “transcendent greatness,” but Yuzuru Hanyu is also no. 1...

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Has it been only a week since the brilliant showdown between American Nathan Chen and Japan’s double Olympic champ Yuzuru Hanyu? Chen’s dominating victory at...

GLOBETROTTING by Phil Hersh: Who will win 2019 figure skating worlds? My gold medal...

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Yuzuru Hanyu reacts after his free skate at the 2018 Olympics, when he won a second straight Olympic gold. (Getty Images.) March 15, 2019 There are...

GLOBETROTTING by Phil Hersh: SafeSport calls out figure skating for unchecked “culture of abuse”

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March 4, 2019 In response to a U.S. Figure Skating letter that challenged its credibility and operating methods, the U.S. Center for SafeSport has criticized...

GLOBETROTTING by Phil Hersh: In Russian Figure Skating Federation’s no-win game to pick worlds...

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The Russian Figure Skating Federation’s selection Wednesday of its women’s team for next month’s World Championships was sure to cause controversy, given four strong...

GLOBETROTTING by Phil Hersh: U.S. Figure Skating disappointed over all questions left unanswered by...

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http://gty.im/108539406 February 12, 2019 ~ The U.S. Center for SafeSport has ended its investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct against the late figure skater John Coughlin...

GLOBETROTTING by Phil Hersh: In men’s skating, Nathan Chen now a real challenger to...

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All you Hanyu bots can start getting your fingers near the send button. Because no figure skating fans get more dyspeptic than many of Yuzuru...

GLOBETROTTING by Phil Hersh: Lindsey Vonn, who sped past limits to top of ski...

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Lindsey Vonn in downhill training Monday at the World Championships in Are, Sweden. I am not a skier.  So, when I began intermittently writing about...

GLOBETROTTING by Phil Hersh: The John Coughlin story, tragic for all involved, should lead...

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Let’s start with the simple fact that John Coughlin’s death is a tragedy. Whatever the circumstances and reasons that led the 33-year-old former national pairs...

GLOBETROTTING by Phil Hersh: Gracie Gold ‘s wise decision to forgo U.S. Skating Championships...

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The definitive thing about the Gracie Gold situation is none of us on the outside still knows much definitive about the Gracie Gold situation. Gold...

GLOBETROTTING: Hanyu, Ledecká rise above it all in a year when world sport needed...

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by Phil Hersh (For 28 years the Olympic Games specialist for the Chicago Tribune, Hersh is one of the true experts in the field and...

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