Skating

North Korean Hyon Song Wol, head of a North Korean art troupe, arrives at the Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. The head of a hugely popular girl band arrived in South Korea on Sunday across the rivals’ heavily fortified border to check preparations for a Northern art troupe she also leads during next month’s Winter Olympics in South Korea. (Han Jong-chan/Yonhap via AP)
January 20, 2018 - 9:39 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The head of a hugely popular North Korean girl band crossed the heavily fortified border into South Korea on Sunday to check preparations for an art troupe she also leads during next month's Winter Olympics. Appearing live on South Korean television, Hyon Song Wol didn't...
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January 20, 2018 - 1:43 pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A Korean unity deal for the Pyeongchang Olympics will bring 22 North Korean athletes across the border to South Korea, where they will march as one under a unification flag at the opening ceremony and compete together in one sport. In the most symbolic agreement...
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Javier Fernandez, of Spain, skates his short program at the European figure skating championships in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
January 17, 2018 - 2:15 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Javier Fernandez took a step toward his sixth consecutive European Figure Skating Championships gold medal on Wednesday by being the only skater in the men's short program to land two quads. Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres of France took the lead in the pairs, where the top five are...
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January 11, 2018 - 9:59 am
YORK, Maine (AP) — Beachgoers in Maine have caught an unusual sight — an ice skater's blades gliding over frozen sand and surf. Grant Long celebrated his 18th birthday Saturday by skating on the newfound patch of ice after record-low temperatures caused Long Sands Beach to freeze over. Long's...
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FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, file photo, Ryom Tae Ok and Kim Ju Sik of North Korea compete during the pairs free program at the Figure Skating-ISU Challenger Series in Oberstdorf, Germany. South Korea said on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, that North Korea has agreed to send a delegation that would include officials, athletes, cheerleaders and journalists, to next month’s Winter Olympics in the Pyeongchang in the South. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, File)
January 09, 2018 - 3:50 pm
They're the friendly face of North Korea, and it looks like they're coming south to the Olympics. With sparkling costumes and winning smiles, figure skaters Ryom Tae Ok and Kim Ju Sik could lead the North Korean team in Pyeongchang, South Korea, next month after their government said Tuesday it...
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Alexa Scimeca-Knierim, left, and Christopher Knierim react after winning the pairs free skate event at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in San Jose, Calif., Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
January 06, 2018 - 6:30 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Alexa Scimeca-Knierim leaned forward nervously awaiting the score, hands clasped. She knew full well the previous pair had performed beautifully. Her own program with husband Chris featured a few minor mistakes. It also had a beautiful quadruple twist high above the ice with...
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Bradie Tennell, foreground, poses after winning the women's free skate event with second place finisher Mirai Nagasu, left, third place finisher Karen Chen, second from right, and fourth place finisher Ashley Wagner at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in San Jose, Calif., Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
January 06, 2018 - 9:57 am
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Bradie Tennell, Mirai Nagasu and Karen Chen, the top three finishers at the national championships, were selected Saturday to the U.S. team for the Pyeongchang Olympics. Three-time U.S. champ Ashley Wagner, who complained vigorously about the marks after the free skate, was...
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North Korea's IOC representative Chang Ung speaks to reporters after arriving at Beijing airport Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018. Chang said his country is likely to compete in figure skating in next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea, according to Japanese media reports. (Kyodo News via AP)
January 06, 2018 - 7:57 am
TOKYO (AP) — North Korea's IOC representative on Saturday said his country is likely to compete in figure skating in next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea, according to Japanese media reports. Asked by reporters at Beijing airport, Chang Ung said the participation of a North Korean figure...
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Ashley Wagner smiles after performing during the women's free skate event at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in San Jose, Calif., Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
January 06, 2018 - 12:40 am
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Ashley Wagner called out judges at the U.S. figure skating championships Friday night for her scores in the free skate, which put in jeopardy her chances of returning to the Olympics. Wagner scored a 130.85 in her strongest event for 196.19, with Karen Chen beating her out...
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Bradie Tennell performs during the women's free skate event at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in San Jose, Calif., Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
January 05, 2018 - 11:42 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Rising star Bradie Tennell's near-perfect free skate Friday night earned her a national title and almost certainly a spot on the U.S. team for next month's Olympics. Tennell was spotless in the short program two days ago, then as the final skater in the long program she didn...
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