Tag Archives: 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi

Ice dancing or speed skating?

Taking this picture, a month ago, at the Europeans in Budapest, I might have laughed a little. “Well, this is funny” – I said to myself while watching the focused faces of Barbara Fusar Poli…

A historical gold for Japan and a golden coach: Brian Orser

This title might cover the biggest part of the Men’s final in Sochi – but, let me tell you, there’s more to it than that. Here’s a short list of firsts (and repeats). by Florentina…

Yuzuru Hanyu has paved the way for Japan’s first Olympic gold in men’s figure skating

The Olympic men’s short program had everything: a lot of drama – Plushenko’s withdrawal (a shock for some, a not so much of a surprise for others), Abbott’s terrible fall (and his unbelievable determination to…

Mission impossible for the Germans, a well-deserved silver for Ksenia and Fedor and a long expected gold for Tatiana and Maxim

I have to be honest with you: the Pairs Olympic Final left me emotionally drained. I shared the joy and the enthusiasm of Ksenia and Fedor at the end of their free program (this was…

The Figure Skating Team Event. Drop it? Keep it? Move it?

A lot of questions, I admit. But these are, indeed, the questions of the figure skating fans at the conclusion of the Team Event, which brought Russia its first gold medal at this edition of…