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Canadian Olympic figure skaters get court date for medals appeal in Valieva doping case

Jul. 12, 2024 13:39 PM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The final appeal hearing to decide medals from the 2022 Beijing Olympics doping case of Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva will be heard days before the Paris Olympics open. A hearing on July 22 for eight Canadian skaters seeking to get team event...

Frank Carroll, figure skating coach who led Michelle Kwan and Evan Lysacek to stardom, dies at 85

Jun. 11, 2024 12:52 PM EDT

Longtime figure skating coach Frank Carroll, who over the course of a 60-year career helped guide six Olympic medalists at 10 Winter Games, including Michelle Kwan and Evan Lysacek, died Sunday. He was 85. U.S. Figure Skating, with whom Carroll worked for decades, said in a statement...

Sjoukje Dijkstra, the first Dutch athlete to win a gold medal at Winter Olympics, dies at 82

May. 03, 2024 11:27 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Sjoukje Dijkstra, the figure skater who in 1964 became the first Dutch athlete to win a gold medal at the Winter Olympics, has died at the age of 82. Dijkstra's daughter, Katja Kossmayer Dijkstra, said in a Facebook post that her mother “passed away...

Olympian Kristi Yamaguchi is 'tickled pink' to inspire a Barbie doll

Apr. 24, 2024 00:22 AM EDT

Like many little girls, a young Kristi Yamaguchi loved playing with Barbie. With a schedule packed with ice skating practices, her Barbie dolls became her “best friends.” So, it's surreal for the decorated Olympian figure skater to now be a Barbie girl herself. ...

US Figure Skating championships headed to Wichita, Kansas, next year with worlds on tap for Boston

Apr. 23, 2024 18:27 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Figure Skating championships will take place in Wichita, Kansas, next year in what should amount to a preview of the names to watch for the American team headed to the 2026 Winter Olympics in Milano-Cortina, Italy. The national governing body...