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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...

Ilia Malinin takes men’s world figure skating crown in record performance

Mar. 24, 2024 02:03 AM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — American figure skating star Ilia Malinin is a world champion — and a world-record holder. Malinin put on a dominant display that included a jaw-dropping six quad jumps — including his patented quad axel — to snag the men’s singles crown Saturday night at...