Figure skating at the Olympic Games

Adelina Sotnikova of Russia, centre, Yuna Kim of South Korea, left, and Carolina Kostner of Italy attend a news conference following the women's free skate figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. Sotnikova placed first, followed by Kim and Kostner. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Judging talk overshadows figure skating again

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Leave it to figure skating and judging, where winning can be obscured by whining. Any sport without a finish line or clock or some definitive standard is subject to skepticism about […]

02/21/2014

Yuna Kim of South Korea wipes her face as she attends a news conference following the women's free skate figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

South Koreans feel Kim is still golden at Olympics

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Koreans still love Yuna Kim. The judges, however, are another matter. Kim, known as the “Queen” in South Korea, finished with the figure skating silver medal at the Sochi […]

02/21/2014

Meryl Davis and Charlie White of the United States compete in the ice dance free dance figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

Davis, White of US win Olympic ice dance gold

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Through 17 years of grueling practices, of defeats and victories, Meryl Davis and Charlie White insist they’ve never considered parting ways. A perfect pairing, they were nearly flawless at the Sochi […]

02/17/2014

Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan reacts as he sits in the results area after the men's free skate figure skating final at the Iceberg Skating Palace at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

Hanyu wins men’s Olympic gold, Chan 2nd, Ten 3rd

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Yuzuru Hanyu made it difficult on himself before coming through to win Japan’s first gold medal in Olympic men’s figure skating Friday night at the Sochi Games. Not only did Hanyu […]

02/14/2014

Michael Christian Martinez of the Philippines reacts after competing in the men's short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

Filipino skater makes it from mall to Olympics

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Michael Martinez nailed the bow at the end. Four bows, to be exact, though no one could blame him. He didn’t seem to want to leave the ice Thursday night, and […]

02/13/2014

Evgeni Plushenko of Russia, right, and his coach Alexei Mishin leave after Plushenko pulled out of the men's short program figure skating competition due to illness at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

Plushenko retires after Olympic withdrawal

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Evgeni Plushenko’s Olympics are over. His competitive career, too. The Russian star retired Thursday just after he withdrew from the men’s event at the Sochi Olympics for medical reasons. The 31-year-old […]

02/13/2014

Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov of Russia react after they competed in the pairs free skate figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

Volosozhar and Trankov of Russia win pairs gold

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Maxim Trankov hopes young figure skaters all over Russia will take inspiration from what he and Tatiana Volosozhar accomplished at the Olympics. The two restored the country to the pinnacle of […]

02/12/2014

In this Feb. 12, 2006 photo, India's Shiva Keshavan acknowledges the crowd after finishing his third run of the Men's Singles Luge at the Turin 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Cesana Pariol, Italy. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Olympians include Miami skater, Indian luger and 20 Californians

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The unusual Olympic story isn’t so unusual anymore. Competitors like Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards — the British less-than-high-flyer who became a respectable ski jumper from auspicious beginnings — and the Jamaican […]

02/05/2014

Meryl Davis and Charlie White of the United States skate at the figure skating practice rink ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Feb. 5, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

Figure skating team event to debut at Olympics

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Ashley Wagner, a self-described vicious competitor, concedes it will be a little strange to cheer on fellow American Gracie Gold. Team figure skating makes its debut at the Olympics on Thursday, […]

02/05/2014

In this Sept. 30, 2013, file photo, Olympic figure skating champion Evan Lysacek speaks to reporters during a news conference at the U.S. Olympic Committee's media summit, in Park City, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Lysacek doing double, triple jumps in practice

NEW YORK (AP) — Olympic figure skating champion Evan Lysacek says he’s doing double and triple jumps in practice as he tries to come back from injury in time to defend his title in Sochi. […]

10/28/2013