Figure Skating

Larry Nassar calls hearing ‘media circus’ as Olympic gymnasts testify

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan judge heard from two Olympic gymnasts during a third day of gripping statements from young women who were sexually …

Mikaela Shiffrin

Meet Canada's Olympic Flag Bearers: Ice Dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir

After 20 years of skating together, Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir will lead their country into Olympic Stadium in Pyeongchang, South Korea, for the 2018 Winter Olympics. The athletes will be the first man and woman, and the first pair ever, to carry Canada's flag into the games. …

Olympics

Russian figure skating duo defend pairs, teen upstages queen

Russians Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov defended their pairs title and teen sensation Alina Zagitova overshadowed returning ice queen Evgenia …

Olympics

Russia neutral Olympic uniform designs (photos)

Russia Olympic outfitter ZA Sport have presented designs for potential apparel for Russian athletes at the PyeongChang Olympics.<p>Russia’s Olympic …

Olympics

10 Gym Bag Must Haves From Olympic Athletes So You Can Pack Like The Pros

The Winter Olympics are right around the corner, which means it's time to brush up on your favorite athletes in ice hockey, figure skating, …

Dating

70 of the Sexiest Figure-Skating Costumes of All Time

Get ready for sheer mesh, catsuits, and a whole lotta plunging necklines.<p>Ice skating costumes have often been a great example of what constitutes "sexy" attire — maybe it's just the<p>chillthrill of the rink, but skaters' attire has often been boundary-pushing (and, in olden times, modesty-pushing …

Fashion

12 Badass Female Athletes to Watch at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

1. Mikaela Shiffrin, Alpine Skiing<p>At 18, Mikaela Shiffrin was the youngest woman to win her discipline in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics—the same …

Olympics

Zagitova spoils Medvedeva's comeback to take lead at Europeans

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Twice world champion Evgenia Medvedeva was upstaged by Russian compatriot Alina Zagitova in the short program at the European championships on Thursday as the Olympic gold medal favorite made her comeback following a two-month injury layoff.<p>The 15-year-old Zagitova, who won the …

Winter Sports

Figure skater trying to bring parents to Olympics

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Mind Games: Older athletes prove experience can be golden

In the 2006 Olympics in Turin, Itlay, Duff Gibson slid to the first gold medal for Canada in the skeleton.<p>What is even more remarkable is that he did …

Olympics

Icing on the cake

The first time figure skating legend Kurt Browning hosted Music of the Ice, his celebratory heel-click went awry, causing him to tumble off the …

Winter Sports

Plushenko says men’s event should be best in history

MOSCOW — Evgeni Plushenko predicts that next month’s Olympic figure-skating competition in Pyeongchang, South Korea, will be the best ever.<p>Citing the proliferation of quad jumps among the men and top skaters’ fights with injury, Plushenko — a two-time Olympic gold medalist — said there’s “lots of …

Olympics

10 Most Emotional Figure Skating Olympic Moments of All Time

From triumphant triple axels to heartbreaking falls, there are a number of reasons figure skating is arguably the most emotional sport at the Winter …

Olympics

Excellent choice to lead a team of disparate parts

Was kind of cool that the announcement of the flag bearers for the coming Olympics was made on Parliament Hill and very good, I think, that it was …

Winter Sports

Why aren’t more South Koreans going to their own Olympics?

South Korea has plenty to be excited about right now: It’s holding the 2018 Olympics games in Pyeongchang. North Korea is sending athletes to South …

Korean Peninsula

The Interview: Virtue & Moir on their career, Canada at the Olympics

Olympic flag bearers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir talk about putting down their beers, returning to competition, and Canada's chances at the …

Winter Sports

Firms lobby against Chinese takeover; White House adds fuel to immigration furor

<b>Canadian construction firms are lobbying against a Chinese takeover</b><p>The federal government is currently reviewing a deal that would see a state-controlled Chinese firm acquire Aecon in a $1.5-billion deal. But other major Canadian construction companies are calling on Ottawa to block the takeover on …

Winter Sports

Free Press Head Start for Jan. 17

What’s happening today<p><b>Vote on site’s sale:</b> The city’s executive policy committee will vote at a meeting today on the sale of the shuttered Vimy Arena …

Winter Sports

Sports on TV: Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018

BASKETBALL<p>TIME<p>TV<p><b>Women:</b> Syracuse @ Miami<p>7 p.m.<p>FSFL<p><b>Men:</b> Jacksonville State<p>@ Morehead State<p>7 p.m.<p>CBSSN<p><b>Men:</b> Murray State @ Belmont<p>7 p.m.<p>ESPNU<p><b>NBA:</b> 76ers @ …

Sports

It's great for the world, but South Korean coach doesn't really want to play Olympic hockey with the North

<i>Your midday sports snack.</i><p>Toast points<p>• Given Eugenie Bouchard’s recent run of form — before the Australian Open, she’d lost her first match at nine …

Denis Shapovalov

Meet the Incredible U.S. Winter Olympic Figure Skating Team

These athletes are going to be unstoppable.<p>The 2018 Winter Olympics will be here before you know it (February 9), and this year, the U.S. figure …

Lifestyle

Canadian coach of now-unified Korea Olympic hockey team has ‘mixed feelings’ over move

The Canadian coach of the South Korean women’s hockey team says she has “mixed feelings” about including players from North Korea on her roster.<p>Sarah …

North Korea

Playbook: Canada picks flag-bearers, Birchard Scotties bound, Preds shut out Vegas, and more...

Mayor Brian Bowman is hopeful Winnipeggers will soon be able to use ride-hailing services, even though the industry's two main players have slammed …

Sean Couturier

Johnny Weir Slams I,Tonya Movie: I Don't Like That We're 'Glamorizing' This 'Circus'

The new biopic <i>I, Tonya —</i> which explores figure skater Tonya Harding‘s life before, during and after the infamous 1994 attack on Nancy Kerrigan — has …

Tonya Harding

What Olympic Athletes Eat For Comfort Food Is So, So Relatable

Watching the Winter Olympics is entertainment at its finest. I personally prefer it over the Summer Olympics because, to me, figure skating is a …

Dating

V.I.A. Podcast Ep 6 – The overdose crisis of the 90s

We’ve released Episode 6 of the <i>Vancouver Is Awesome</i> podcast!<p>This week’s guest is Travis Lupick, local author of the new book Fighting for Space: How …

Podcasting

Evening Update newsletter: North Korea, stem-cell therapy, Carillion Canada

<b>Good evening,</b><p><b>WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW</b><p><b>Tillerson calls for enforcement of UN sanctions to compel North Korea into denuclearization</b><p>The summit on North Korea in Vancouver began Tuesday with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson calling for rigorous enforcement of UN sanctions to compel North Korea to end …

North Korea

Evening Brief: Flags, free trade and not-so-friendly warnings

<b>Tonight’s Evening Brief is brought to you the Ottawa Economic Association (OEA). 2017 was a great year for the Canadian economy, posting the fastest</b> …

Winter Sports

The Tuesday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

Highlights from the news file for Tuesday, Jan. 16<p>——<p>NORTH KOREA TOLD TO GIVE UP NUCLEAR ARMS: If North Korea wants freedom from sanctions and …

Canada

Patrick Chan’s last hurrah: Could Canada’s best men’s figure skater really win one more Olympic medal?

Scott Stinson: If Chan does find himself back on an Olympic podium next month, it will be a very different occasion from the last time<p>VANCOUVER — If …

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