Women's skating

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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Michel Mulder of Netherlands competes at the men's 500m race during the European Speed Skating Championship, at the Speed Skating Centre Kolomna, Russia, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
January 05, 2018 - 10:26 am
KOLOMNA, Russia (AP) — Ronald Mulder of the Netherlands won the 500-meter event at the European Speed Skating Championships in 34.80 seconds on Friday, 0.05 seconds ahead of the second- and third-place finishers. Mulder, who won Olympic bronze at the distance in Sochi, nosed ahead of Finland Mika...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, file photo, the official emblem of the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Winter Games is seen in downtown Seoul, South Korea. With little time to spare, North and South Korea are preparing to discuss Kim Jong Un’s offer to send a delegation to next month’s Winter Olympics. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
January 05, 2018 - 1:41 am
TOKYO (AP) — With little time to spare, North and South Korea are preparing to hash out Kim Jong Un's offer to send a delegation to next month's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Skeptics are calling the offer, floated by Kim during his annual televised New Year's address, a cynical tactic to drive a...
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Bradie Tennell, center, reacts after performing during the women's short program at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in San Jose, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
January 04, 2018 - 1:47 am
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Rising star Bradie Tennell continued her breakout season by winning the women's short program Wednesday night at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Tennell saved the best short program of her career for the most important event. With takeoffs and landings so soft a...
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Maame Biney reacts during a medal ceremony after winning women's 500-meter A final race during the U.S. Olympic short track speedskating trials Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, in Kearns, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
December 16, 2017 - 6:02 pm
KEARNS, Utah (AP) — Maame Biney became the first black woman to qualify for a U.S. Olympic speedskating team with a pair of victories in the 500 meters. The 17-year-old native of Ghana cruised to victory in the first 500 final at the short track trials on Saturday, beating Olympians Lana Gehring,...
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Alina Zagitova of Russia performs during Ladies Free Skating of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final in Nagoya central Japan, Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
December 09, 2017 - 10:10 am
NAGOYA, Japan (AP) — Alina Zagitova performed a near-flawless free skate on Saturday to win the figure skating Grand Prix Final. Skating to Don Quixote, the 15-year-old world junior champion from Russia placed all seven of her jumps in the second half of her routine and made no major mistakes to...
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A woman waves a Russian flag outside of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) headquarters in front of the Olympic Rings prior to the opening of the first day of the executive board meeting of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at the IOC headquarters, in Pully near Lausanne, on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. Russian athletes will be allowed to compete at the upcoming Pyeongchang Olympics as neutrals despite orchestrated doping at the 2014 Sochi Games, the International Olympic Committee said Tuesday. (Jean-Christophe Bott, Keystone via AP)
December 06, 2017 - 8:38 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The International Olympic Committee has barred the Russian team from competing in Pyeongchang in February over widespread doping at the last edition of the Winter Games in 2014. However, they will be allowed to compete as "Olympic Athletes from Russia" under the Olympic flag. Gold...
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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2014 file photo Alexander Zubkov of Russia carries the national flag as he leads the team during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. When the International Olympic Committee board prepares to vote Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 on whether to ban Russia from February’s Winter Olympics, its members will decide the fate of numerous medals yet to be won. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, file)
December 03, 2017 - 12:26 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — When the International Olympic Committee board prepares to vote Tuesday on whether to ban Russia from February's Winter Olympics, its members will decide the fate of numerous medals yet to be won. If there's a blanket ban on Russia for its doping offenses at the 2014 Olympics — or...
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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2014 file photo Alexander Zubkov of Russia carries the national flag as he leads the team during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Four more Russians were disqualified for doping at the Sochi Olympics shortly after IOC President Thomas Bach told critics not to put pressure on his executive board before a key decision next month on the country's participation at the Pyeongchang Games. Two-time bobsled gold medalist Alexander Zubkov was removed from the 2014 records by the IOC for links to a widespread doping program. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, file)
November 24, 2017 - 12:25 pm
GENEVA (AP) — As four more Russians were disqualified Friday for doping at the Sochi Olympics, IOC President Thomas Bach signaled a possible shift toward barring the country's athletes from the Pyeongchang Games. Two-time bobsled gold medalist Alexander Zubkov, who carried the Russian flag at the...
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