Tag Archives: 2014 Sochi Olympics

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…

With four Olympic medals, Plushenko equals Gillis Grafström’s record

In the euphoria of last night’ victory of Russia in the Team Event, few have noticed that Evgeni Plushenko already made history, becoming the second skater, after the Swede Gillis Grafström, to win four Olympic…