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

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...

FIGURE SKATING: Sensational Chen out-points Hanyu to defend World title, with Zhou third

You would think that a World Championships in the year following the Olympic Winter Games might have a little less excitement,. But that was...

FIGURE SKATING: Zagitova wins women’s title, Chen leads U.S. men to 1-2-4 in Short...

Russia’s Olympic champ Alina Zagitova confirmed her preeminence at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Saitama City (JPN), while the American men’s trio...

FIGURE SKATING Preview: Is Hanyu injury free? Is Chen ready to defend his title...

There are plenty of attractive story lines at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Saitama City (JPN), but the headline is the expected...

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

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 two ways to do figure skating predictions. One is based on the unlikely event that the top six or so skaters or couples in every discipline skate cleanly (wouldn’t […]
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GLOBETROTTING: Hanyu, Ledecká rise above it all in a year when world sport needed...

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...

LANE ONE: The top Olympic-sport stories of 2018, part I: Thrills, yes, but...

As the calendar runs out on 2018, it’s worth looking back at the stories that were the most compelling, the most exciting and the most gut-wrenching over the course of the year. We’ve identified our top 10 stories of the year in Olympic sport, with today’s edition profiling nos. 10-6: 10. Cycling: Britain sweeps the […]
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FIGURE SKATING: Hanyu & Zagitova win easily; Gold stuggles in Rostelecom Cup

The Rostelecom Cup in Moscow (RUS) featured the reigning Olympic champions and both Yuzuru Hanyu (JPN; pictured) and Alina Zagitova (RUS) won easily, sending both to the Grand Prix Final in Vancouver next month. Hanyu scored an impressive 110.53 points to lead the Short Program by more than 20 points over Georgia’s Morisi Kvitelashvili, but […]
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FIGURE SKATING Preview: Gracie Gold returns; Hanyu and Zagitova headline Rostelecom Cup

The 23rd edition of the Rostelecom Cup, the Russian stop on the ISU Figure Skating Grand Prix, is on this week at the Megasports Ice Palace in Moscow. It’s the fifth stop of six on the Grand Prix tour and the focus will be on qualifying for the Grand Prix Final in Vancouver (CAN) on […]
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FIGURE SKATING: Hanyu and Zagitova good as gold in Helsinki

The 2018 Olympic champions, Yuzuru Hanyu (JPN) and Alina Zagitova (RUS), looked the part once again at the ISU Grand Prix of Helsinki with...

FIGURE SKATING Preview: OWG champs Hanyu and Zagitova on the ice in Helsinki

It’s hard to believe, but the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating has already reached the halfway mark with the Grand Prix in Helsinki...

FIGURE SKATING: Tennell upsets Medvedeva, Hanyu wins in Oakville

The International Skating Union’s Challenger Series usually doesn’t get too much attention; it’s the ISU’s second-level series, below its well-known Grand Prix circuit. However, there was a lot going on at this past weekend’s Skate Canada Autumn Classic International in Oakville, Ontario (CAN). At the top of the men’s event was Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu […]
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EXTRA: The Olympics is just different than any other event

TSX EXTRA – for Feb. 17, 2018: If look closely at the aerial shots from PyeongChang, you’ll often see quite a few – or a lot – of empty seats. This is not a sold-out Games. But for the athletes, even those who are battle-hardened by years of World Cup experience and World Championships in […]
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EXTRA: The Olympics is just different than any other event

TSX EXTRA – for Feb. 17, 2018: If look closely at the aerial shots from PyeongChang, you’ll often see quite a few – or a lot – of empty seats. This is not a sold-out Games. But for the athletes, even those who are battle-hardened by years of World Cup experience and World Championships in […]
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Gold rush starts for Shiffrin; how deep is the mine?

TSX EXTRA – for Feb. 14, 2018: Brilliant and brave skiing by Mikaela Shiffrin brought a hoped-for – but not expected – victory in the women’s Giant Slalom in PyeongChang. Her best event, the Slalom, in which she is the defending Olympic Champion, comes next, and she could enter three more events at the Games. […]
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Gold rush starts for Shiffrin; how deep is the mine?

TSX EXTRA – for Feb. 14, 2018: Brilliant and brave skiing by Mikaela Shiffrin brought a hoped-for – but not expected – victory in the women’s Giant Slalom in PyeongChang. Her best event, the Slalom, in which she is the defending Olympic Champion, comes next, and she could enter three more events at the Games. […]
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