Skating

Nathan Chen performs during the men's short program at Skate America, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, in Everett, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
October 20, 2018 - 2:57 am
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Nathan Chen is picking up right where he left off last year. The 19-year old American star topped the men's short program with room to spare on Friday night at the opening session of Skate America. Chen, who won gold at last year's World Championships and was fifth in the 2018...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008, Maarten van der Weijden, of the Netherlands, reacts after winning the men's swimming marathon at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, after beating leukemia. In a fundraising feat that has captured the imagination of the nation, Maarten van der Weijden is about three-quarters of the way through the 200-kilometer (124-mile) swim by Monday Aug. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, FILE)
August 20, 2018 - 2:05 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Maarten van der Weijden beat leukemia and went on to win an Olympic gold swimming medal in Beijing, but even his powers of endurance weren't enough to complete his latest challenge. Ill health on Monday forced Van der Weijden to halt his ambitious bid to swim the 200-...
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2018 file photo, figure skater Denis Ten, of Kazakhstan, reacts as his score is posted following his performance in the men's short program figure skating, in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. Prosecutors in Kazakhstan said Thursday, July 19, 2018, that Olympic figure skating medalist Denis Ten has been killed, and they are treating the case as murder. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
July 20, 2018 - 11:57 am
MOSCOW (AP) — One of two men detained in Kazakhstan on suspicion of killing Olympic figure skating medalist Denis Ten has confessed, authorities said Friday. Prosecutor Berik Zhuyrektayev said in a televised statement that Nuraly Kiyasov "confessed his guilt in the presence of an attorney" while...
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2018 file photo, figure skater Denis Ten, of Kazakhstan, reacts as his score is posted following his performance in the men's short program figure skating, in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. Prosecutors in Kazakhstan said Thursday, July 19, 2018, that Olympic figure skating medalist Denis Ten has been killed, and they are treating the case as murder. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
July 19, 2018 - 1:13 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Olympic figure skating medalist Denis Ten was killed Thursday, and prosecutors in Kazakhstan said they were treating the case as murder. Ten was stabbed after a dispute with people who allegedly tried to steal a mirror from his car in his home city of Almaty, Kazakh news agencies...
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FILE - In this April 3, 1967 file photo shows actor Tab Hunter. Hunter, the blond actor and singer who was the heartthrob of millions of teenage girls in the 1950s, and received new attention decades later when he revealed that he was gay, died Sunday, July 8, 2018. He was 86. (AP Photo/File)
July 09, 2018 - 11:38 am
Tab Hunter, the blond actor and singer who was a heartthrob for millions of teenagers in the 1950s with such films as "Battle Cry" and "Damn Yankees!" and received new attention decades later when he revealed that he was gay, has died. He was 86. Producer and spouse Allan Glaser said Hunter died...
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2018, file photo, Adam Rippon of the United States reacts after his performance during the men's short program figure skating event at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. Rippon is among the athletes who will be featured in ESPN the Magazine's 10th anniversary Body Issue. The issue hits newsstands on June 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
June 19, 2018 - 9:42 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, WNBA star Sue Bird, Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon and 63-year-old golfer Greg Norman are among the athletes who will be featured in ESPN the Magazine's 10th anniversary Body Issue. The issue hits newsstands on June 29. Joining...
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FILE - In this March 24, 2018, file photo, United States' Nathan Chen performs during men's free skating at the Figure Skating World Championships in Assago, Italy. The International Skating Union will discuss next month in Spain limiting the number of quadruple jumps in a free skate routine. With top-level men skaters loading their free programs with quads , Chen has done six, the governing body has several concerns, fearing the sport is becoming too much of a jumping contest, shoving artistry and other technical elements aside. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, File)
May 16, 2018 - 2:54 pm
The International Skating Union will discuss limiting the number of quadruple jumps in a free skate routine, and will consider raising the minimum age to compete on the senior level from 15 to 17. The ISU will hold its congress in Seville, Spain, from June 4-8. With top-level men's skaters loading...
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May 07, 2018 - 2:32 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Two-time Olympic silver medalist Evgenia Medvedeva is leaving longtime coach Eteri Tutberidze to work with Brian Orser, the Canadian coach who has guided Yuna Kim and Yuzuru Hanyu to Olympic titles. Medvedeva announced the change Monday in a statement from the Figure Skating...
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April 18, 2018 - 6:38 pm
The question sex-abuse victim Craig Maurizi would like to ask to leaders at the U.S. Olympic Committee is simple and searing: "How can you sleep at night?" Every bit as perplexing: How to make sure this doesn't happen again? The figure skater was one of four Olympic-sports athletes who testified to...
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FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2018, file photo, Madison Hubbell, left, and Zachary Donohue perform during the free dance event at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in San Jose, Calif. When the Stars on Ice tour for 2018 debuts Friday night, April 6, in Estero, Fla., a fully American cast led by world champion Nathan Chen, world silver medalists Hubbell and Donohue, and Olympic double bronze medalists Maia and Alex Shibutani will headline. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)
April 05, 2018 - 4:37 am
After an exhausting, often exhilarating and sometimes excruciating figure skating season, it would seem logical for the Olympians to seek a long rest. Instead, they're embracing even more time on the ice. For fun. When the Stars on Ice tour for 2018 debuts Friday night in Estero, Florida, a fully...
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