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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 Feb. 23, 2018, file photo, Bradie Tennell performs during the women's free figure skating final in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. For the season following an Olympics, Skate America certainly is packed with top U.S. competitors. The six-event Grand Prix series begins in Everett, Washington on Friday, Oct. 19. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
October 17, 2018 - 12:08 pm
For the season following an Olympics, when the world's best figure skaters tend to take a break, Skate America certainly is packed with top U.S. competitors. The six-event Grand Prix series begins in Everett, Washington, on Friday with all six American champions in action: world gold medalist...
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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 - 3:13 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Kazakh media say a suspect has been detained in relation to the killing of Olympic figure skating medalist Denis Ten, and that another has been identified. Citing Almaty Prosecutor Berik Zhuirektayev, the Kazinform agency said the suspect was detained Friday and "confessed his guilt...
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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 - 1:17 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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International Olympic Committee, IOC, President Thomas Bach from Germany, speaks prior to the opening of the International Olympic Committee, IOC, executive board meeting, in Lausanne, Switzerland, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)
July 18, 2018 - 4:26 pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Planning for its next three Olympic Games on Wednesday, the IOC added seven medal events to the 2022 Beijing Winter Games, published a 2020 Tokyo Olympics schedule with no agreement on when to race swimming finals, and set a timetable to add new sports to the 2024 Paris...
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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 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 - 2:45 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 16, 2018 - 10:45 am
TORONTO (AP) — Canadian figure skater Patrick Chan, who won his long-awaited Olympic gold as part of the team event at the Pyeongchang Olympics, is retiring after more than a decade on the world stage. Chan made his decision official Monday after alluding to it during the Winter Games. The 27-year-...
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