Adam Rippon performs during the men’s short program at the U. Which is why I encourage you all to root for the following LGBTQ Olympic athletes, even if you’re not queer and find all sports — including incredibly good ice skating-based ones — banal. While Pyeongchang isn’t expected to have as many out athletes as Rio in , which had the highest number on record, there are still so many LGBTQ heartthrobs — sorry, um, talented athletes — worth celebrating. Obviously, we’ll all be applauding their bravery and resilience, and not just their pilates abs. Adam Rippon Werk that blouse, Adam. Rippon is a brilliant skater in his own right. He also has the added bonus of loathing historically Vice President Mike Pence’s historically anti-gay stances, having blasted Pence’s selection as the head of U.

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More Figure Skating Preview U. Figure Skating looks to build on its Olympic success and is doing so behind a handful of veteran athletes, as well as several first-time Olympians. Returning members of the U. Chock and Bates have two world championship medals to their credit since Sochi, earning silver in and bronze in , while the Shibutani siblings won the world championships silver medal in and bronze medal in Mirai Nagasu returns to the Olympic Winter Games for the first time since her fourth-place finish in

Feb 21,  · Russian teenager Adelina Sotnikova’s win over South Korean Yuna Kim in Olympic figure skating is causing controversy.

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She’s smiling at him, but he looks her in the eye and says: Charlotte gasps as her date continues: E4 Video Loading Click to play Tap to play The video will start in 8Cancel Play now As the cameras cut back to the date, Charlotte’s match raises his hand to get a waitress’ attention and asks for the bill. In a previously released clip, the year-old daughter of late comedian Les, made her date, whose name is Jordan, get his bum out in the middle of a busy restaurant.

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Scroll below for Winter Olympics updates as they happened all times Eastern unless otherwise noted: Norway leads medal count after Day 8 Norway leads the medals with 19, with Germany not far behind with The Netherlands and Canada were tied with 13 each. Japan takes gold, silver in men’s figure skating Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu repeats as Olympic gold medalist in men’s figure skating; countryman Shoma Uno gets silver on Friday.

Second Aussie falls during Heats. Andy Jung held the all important inside line during the first heat of the men’s m short track speed skating event.

She looked around the darkened trailer, perched along a river in a town so broke even the bars have closed, and sighed. The mobile home where she lives with her fiance and his two young boys was cluttered with dishes, stacks of documents, a Christmas tree still standing weeks past the holiday. She was once so confident in her abilities that she simultaneously studied at Stanford University and trained for the Olympics, against the advice of her coach.

She was smart — able to win a competition, stay up all night cramming, then ace a test the next morning. She wanted it all. And for a time, she had it. Higher and higher she went.

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Both teams had already qualified for direct entry into the semi-finals, but the win was important all the same. Canada has now won the last six meetings, dating back to the exhibition series in December.

Whoever is in net. The Knights are down to their third-string goalie, year-old rookie Oscar Dansk , and somehow haven’t suffered a drop-off. Kucherov is coming off a season in which he scored 40 goals and racked up 45 assists — without Steven Stamkos in the lineup. Yeah, this year-old could be spooky-good. He’s helping ease the loss of Jeff Carter out indefinitely with a leg laceration.

Promoted to second-line center between Tanner Pearson and Tyler Toffoli , Kempe still needs work on faceoffs he lost 13 of 15 in a Tuesday night win against the Ottawa Senators. But the year-old’s five goals through nine games, including the game-tying score against Ottawa, show he’s here to stay.

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Recapping a historic night in figure skating six quads! He was terrific, though not perfect; he had trouble, in particular, on a combination jump. As always, he left the ice to a swarm of cascading Winnie the Pooh dolls flooding the ice. Uno might have won the gold if not for his magnificent countryman.

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The both won Olympic ice dance medals with separate partners. Now Charlie White and Tanith Belbin are partners for life. The couple tied the knot at an intimate gathering for friends and family at the Planterra Conservatory in West Bloomfield, Detroit, on Saturday, according to People. Scroll down for video Setting the scene: Her maid of honor was retired ice dancer Lauren Fenft, with bridesmaids that included Charlie’s three sisters and his skating partner Meryl Davis, all wearing ‘whatever dress they wanted in any shade of pink,’ Tanith told the magazine.

Both wore Ralph Lauren tuxedos. The couple went on to enjoy a dinner of filet mignon and shrimp cremosi, followed by a three-tier vanilla cake layered with raspberry curd and vanilla buttercream. Charlie and his partner, Meryl Davis, won the gold for ice dance at the Winter Olympics in Sochi last year ‘She was the most beautiful girl at the rink. I think probably every guy had a crush on her,’ he told People.

He proposed last June following a long hike while they were in Hawaii. Different kind of competition:

Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu first repeat Olympic gold medalist since 1952

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Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim are partners on and off the ice. When the pairs skaters take the ice in PyeongChang Thursday evening, they’ll be the first married pair to compete at the.

He’s the first skater in the world to land five quadruple jumps in one program. What’s a quad jump? Chen, who originally wanted to play hockey, was landing triple jumps when he was That year, when asked which Olympics we would see him in, the young boy predicted: He’s the reigning Olympic champ and holds the world record for the highest total score in a competition — That’s like a basketball team scoring points.

Or a football team scoring 11 touchdowns in a game. Hanyu’s scrambling to recover from a nasty injury in November, when he wiped out on a quad lutz the most difficult quad jump in history and damaged a ligament in his right ankle — the same ankle he lands on. There’s toughness, and then there’s Adam Rippon. After a bad fall on a quad jump this season, he grotesquely dislocated his right shoulder.

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That also happens to be a pretty good description of our fascination with celebrity couples like Brangelina, with their stolen kisses and shiny happy relationships — or so we project. In , Jamie and David endured an Olympic scandal that saw them robbed of the pairs gold medal by corrupt judges rooting for the Russians. They finally received the proper medal, shoving the entire sport toward reform.

And then came the fall. If restraint and understatement are your thing, try Scandinavian cinema.

The Olympic bronze medalists on how their brother-sister partnership, by eschewing the romantic chemistry of their competitors, might be changing the sport for the better.

February 08, Get push notifications with news, features, and more. Following You’ll get the latest updates on this topic in your browser notifications. They also helped to raise the profile of U. You may recognize them by their signature move: A quad twist, where the man throws the woman into the air, parallel with the ice, she spins four times, and then he catches her.

Within a month of meeting, they were dating. And then by , they were engaged.

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February 17, Xue Shen and Hongbo Zhao won gold at the Olympics; how figure skating couples make it work. You’ve probably heard their tale by now, but if not, here’s a short version: They won bronze in Salt Lake City in and Torino in , and came out of retirement to go after the top honor at this year’s games.

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir did it again. The longtime Canadian ice dancing pair, who have been skating together since they were kids, beat their own record Sunday night in PyeongChang to get the.

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From the moment he first stepped onto the ice at the age of 3, he had dreamed of becoming the next Wayne Gretzky, but a skull deficiency kept him out of contact sports. It sounds like a movie,” says Larcom, now 30, talking on the phone from the Toyota Sports Center rink in Los Angeles, where he coaches figure skating and hockey.

Despite being thousands of miles from home, he encountered the same stereotypes.

Bonnie Kathleen Blair (born March 18, ) is a retired American speed is one of the top skaters of her era, and one of the most decorated athletes in Olympic history. Blair competed for the United States in four Olympics, winning five gold medals and one bronze medal.. Blair made her Olympic debut in Sarajevo in where she finished eighth in the meters.

All eyes were on Canada’s figure skaters when — clinched by Gabrielle Daleman’s performance in the women’s free skate — they twirled and twizzled their way to a gold medal in the team event at the PyeongChang Olympics Monday morning. But as Olympic pride sweeps across the country in the wake of their win, experts are reminding us of a dark side of the dazzling sport: Researchers have found that female athletes competing in esthetic sports such as figure skating are at the highest risk for developing eating disorders , according to the National Eating Disorder Information Centre NEDIC.

And as the world’s top figure skaters take the main stage — broadcast on TV and computer screens across the globe — it’s not just the athletes who can be affected, she added. Just a month before her Daleman, who was also a gymnast as a child, was told she didn’t have the body to be a figure skater, she said. I have muscles, I have bigger legs, and so it was ‘You’re not pretty enough, you’re not graceful enough.

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