Skating

Nathan Chen from the U.S. performs his men's short program routine during the ISU World Figure Skating Championships at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, north of Tokyo, Thursday, March 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
March 21, 2019 - 10:19 am
SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Defending champion Nathan Chen upstaged two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu to lead the short program at the figure skating world championships on Thursday. Skating to "Caravan" by Duke Ellington, Chen performed a lively program that featured a triple axel, a quad lutz, and...
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FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2018, file photo, Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan performs during the men's free figure skating final in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. Hanyu is recovering from a right ankle injury that forced him to skip the Dec. 21-24 Japan nationals. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
March 19, 2019 - 3:35 am
SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu says he has recovered from an ankle injury and is ready to compete for the title at the world figure skating championships. "Before the season, I wasn't in what I would say was an ideal 100 percent," Hanyu told a news conference Tuesday,...
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Shoma Uno, of Japan, performs during the men's free skate competition at the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
February 10, 2019 - 3:15 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shoma Uno was the first skater in Saturday's final group of the men's free skate at the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships. He ended up executing a flawless program that no one was able to match. The Japanese skater won the men's title by successfully landing three...
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Nathan Chen performs in the men's free skate during the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Detroit. Chen won the event. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
January 28, 2019 - 6:07 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The present and future of American figure skating were on display at last week's national championships. Nathan Chen and Alysa Liu were captivating, but it remains to be seen how much they can help the U.S. rebound on the international stage. Chen, the reigning world champion, is...
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Nathan Chen performs during the men's free skate at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
January 27, 2019 - 7:38 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Nathan Chen was skating up to collect his medal — gold, of course — when he tripped on the small carpet in front of the podium and nearly fell. So maybe he's not perfect. Until then, there was hardly any hint of a misstep for Chen, who lived up to his own impressive standard by...
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Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue perform their free dance program at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
January 26, 2019 - 10:32 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Competitors but not exactly rivals, the top two ice dancing teams at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships put on a stirring show for all their fans in Michigan. In the end, the order of finish was no real surprise: Madison Hubbell and Zach Donohue in first place, with Madison Chock...
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Alysa Liu performs her women's free skate program at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
January 25, 2019 - 11:04 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Alysa Liu became the youngest person to win an individual title at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, stealing the show Friday night with two triple axels and taking the title more than six months before her 14th birthday. Defending champion Bradie Tennell fell during her free...
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Bradie Tennell performs during the women's short program at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
January 24, 2019 - 11:04 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Defending champion Bradie Tennell has the lead after the short program at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, and 13-year-old Alysa Liu is a strong second after landing a triple axel. Tennell skated a sharp, clean program Thursday night and earned a score of 76.60, nearly three...
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In this Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, photo, Choi Young-ae, head of the National Human Rights Commission, speaks on human rights conditions in sports circles during a press conference in Seoul, South Korea. South Korea's human rights commission plans to interview possibly thousands of athletes about a culture of abuse in sports after a wave of female athletes came forward to say they had been raped or assaulted by their coaches. (Choe Dong-jun/Newsis via AP)
January 23, 2019 - 2:28 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's human rights commission plans to interview thousands of adult and child athletes about a culture of abuse in sports after a wave of female athletes came forward to say they had been raped or assaulted by their coaches. The yearlong investigation will cover 50...
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FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2016, file photo, first place finisher Shim Suk-hee, from South Korea, races during the women's 1,500-meter finals at a World Cup short track speedskating event at the Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns, Utah. More South Korean female skaters are saying they have been sexually abused by their coaches following explosive claims by two-time Olympic champion Shim that she had been raped by her former coach since she was a teen, according to group representing athletes on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
January 21, 2019 - 7:55 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — More South Korean female skaters are accusing their coaches of sexually abusing them, a group representing the athletes disclosed Monday following claims by two-time Olympic champion Shim Suk-hee that her former coach had repeatedly raped her. The announcement came amid a...
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