Who Won the Most Medals and More Olympics Questions, Answered

Costas will anchor the ceremony from the International Broadcast Center. The primetime broadcast on Feb. The roster includes Olympians who have won a combined total of 35 Olympic medals 9 gold, 14 silver and 12 bronze. His legendary “Do you believe in miracles? He made his Olympic broadcast debut as a track and field analyst at the Beijing Olympic Games, and returned in the same role for the London Olympics. Boldon was nominated for a Sports Emmy Award as “Outstanding Sports Personality” for his work at and leading up to the London Olympics, a first for a track and field analyst. She will present vignettes about the people, culture and history of the host country, stylized snapshots that bring viewers unique perspective on the place the world is visiting for two weeks. Carillo was late night host and correspondent at the London Olympics, Vancouver Olympics and Beijing Olympics.

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The last big skating scandal , at the Olympics, also involved Russian skaters when a French judge allegedly voted for the Russian pair to win gold over the Canadians in exchange for Russian votes for a French dance win. But if the team event, which gave Russia its first gold of the Games, is any indication, such talk may only flare up again over the next two weeks as the skaters shed their team mantles and return to their individual events.

Skaters are revered heroes, and with their rich history in dance and ballet, Russian skaters have graced the podium in every discipline — ladies, men, pairs and ice dance — at nearly every Winter Olympics.

Published Sunday, January 19, AM EST. Figure skating Russia. Ksenia Stoblova and Fedor Klimov, center, Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov.

Hanyu Yuzuru , born December 7, , Sendai , Japan , Japanese figure skater who at the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia , became the first Japanese man to win an Olympic gold medal in figure skating. Hanyu began figure skating when he was four years old. He became serious about pursuing the sport competitively after watching on television the heavily hyped duel between Russian skaters Aleksey Yagudin and Yevgeny Plushchenko at the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Hanyu, modeling himself after Plushchenko and American Johnny Weir, eventually mastered such difficult elements as the Biellmann spin he was one of the relatively few male skaters who performed the move and the quadruple jump. At the end of , Hanyu won the gold medal at the Junior Grand Prix final in Tokyo, and the following year he claimed gold at the junior world championships. Moving up to the senior level, Hanyu continued to enjoy remarkable success, winning silver medals at the and Four Continents championships and a bronze at the world championships.

In the —13 season, he earned a silver medal at the Grand Prix final in Sochi. In the —14 season, in what was the last major international competition prior to the Sochi Games, Hanyu took gold at the Grand Prix final in Fukuoka, Japan. At the Sochi Games, Hanyu established a new world record with a score of Although he stumbled twice in his ensuing free skate, his overall score of Hanyu also participated in the new team event, with the Japanese finishing in fifth place.

A little over a month later, Hanyu returned to competition at the world championships and again emerged with a gold medal; he became the first male skater since Yagudin in to capture the Olympic and world skating titles in the same year. In Hanyu won his third consecutive Grand Prix title.

Russian pairs sweep podium at European figure skating championships

Get all the sports news you need, direct to your inbox. By subscribing, you are agreeing to Yahoo’s Terms and Privacy Policy. But Winter Olympic ice dancers Anna Cappellini and Luca Lanotte of Italy believe their previous romantic relationship has actually helped their partnership on the ice. Cappellini and Lanotte dated as teenagers and buck the trend of many pairs and ice dance skaters who tend to get together once they team up. For them, it was the opposite. Tessa and Scott: The frendliest, fiercest rivalry in all of sports ].

The Skating Club of New York is the second oldest figure skating club in the United States.

Their routine was enough to earn them the crown as the top pairs skaters and the Olympic gold, as the Associated Press reports:. Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy, the German favorites to contend with the Russians coming in, couldn’t finish with a clean routine and placed third in the event with a bronze medal. With the pairs figure skating officially coming to an end, here’s a look at the medal count following the routines and a breakdown of the top athletes.

Volosozhar and Trankov were expected to bring artistry and perfection, and that’s exactly what they delivered. Prior to skating in the final, Trankov spoke about the moment, according to Olympic. There were moments when things seemed easy and I thought I was just flying but I had to check myself before the emotions took over.

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Volosozhar and Trankov, skating to music from “Jesus Christ Superstar,” led Russia’s podium sweep and won despite a performance that saw both of them fall. The Russian duo had built a large lead ahead of Sunday’s finale, following a season-best score in Friday’s short program. Volosozhar apologized, promising that “Next time we will try to do better.

British pairs skaters Stacey Kemp and David King head to Germany for a final Olympic qualifier ahead of Sochi This season, the pair will skate to Tchaikovsky for their short programme – “a Russian composer for a the British Olympic Association then officially awards the places at a later date.

Maxim Trankov hopes young figure skaters all over Russia will take inspiration from what he and Tatiana Volosozhar accomplished at the Olympics. The two restored the country to the pinnacle of pairs Wednesday, and their teammates made it almost total domination. Russia or the Soviet Union had won gold in 12 straight Olympics in pairs before the streak ended four years ago, when the Russians failed to take home any medal in the event.

In the stands for both days of the competition in Sochi was the pair who started it all: Ludmila Belousova and Oleg Protopopov, the Olympic champions in and ‘ Trankov and Volosozhar rose to the top of the sport at the perfect time, winning the world championship. A new generation of Russian figure skating hopefuls will now look up to the two pairs who stood atop the podium Wednesday.

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Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what’s happening in the world as it unfolds. Photos: Photos: Visions of Sochi. Visions of Sochi — Sidney Crosby celebrates after scoring Canada’s second goal during the men’s ice hockey gold medal match against Sweden on Sunday, February Most of us know the Winter Olympics through the power of television, as a spectacle in constant motion.

d) ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships a) The result must have been achieved before the last date of entry for the respective 3 Pairs. Russia. 3 couples. Spain. 2 couples b) ISU Four Continents Figure.

Header images: Chang W. This year, the Winter Games took place in South Korea for the first time. There were a few preliminary events on Feb. Check out the highlights from the opening ceremony and the closing ceremony. The host city of the Games is in the northeast part of South Korea, about 50 miles from the North Korean border. To confuse matters, while some Western news media companies have accepted the new spelling, others are sticking with the original.

Norway led the way with 39 medals, 14 of them gold. Germany also had 14 golds out of their 31 total medals. The United States was fourth in the overall medal count Canada was third , with nine golds and 23 medals in all. Hungary and Ukraine each had a single medal, but they were both gold. Belgium had a single silver and Kazakhstan, Latvia and Liechtenstein each had a single bronze. Here’s the complete list.

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A comprehensive look at Canadian figure skating brought to you by the Competition Dates: February 9, , , , 23, 25 (Days 0, , , ​12, 14, 16) global powerhouses in figure skating along with the United States and Russia. Three of those medals came at Sochi where Canada captured silver in.

Men’s figure skating has always been caught between its public image and its conservative culture. But with anti-LGBT policies haunting the Sochi Olympics, the sport’s biggest stars are under more pressure than ever to set the record straight. When I ask figure skater Jeremy Abbott how athletes should respond to Russia’s anti-gay laws, his eyes widen. He shrugs a little and glances over at the U. Abbott takes in a breath, glances down. Then — “I’m going to walk away from that one. We’re backstage at the U.

Figure Skating Championships, which serve as an unofficial qualifier for the Olympic team, and Abbott’s a favorite. He’s 28 years old, planning to retire at the end of the season and cautious; he was criticized last year for comparing Russia’s laws — which have motivated the rape, torture, and murder of gay men and women — to bad interior design.

Abbott just happened to come up with a particularly inept metaphor. So what?

Ice dancers’ love connection brings them closer

Once a vital means of transportation throughout northern Europe, ice skating evolved into a sport during the 18th century. The man credited with giving birth to the type of figure skating we see today is Jackson Haines, an American from New York. In the early s, Haines’s new combination of music, ballet, ice skating, and dancing wasn’t well received in this country.

Russian figure skaters lead pairs and men’s singles after short programmes. andrei mozalev. Date: 11 Jan ; Tags: Olympic News, Lausanne , YOG,​.

Russian pairs skating dominance is unlike anything we have seen in the United States. Lyudmila Belousova and Oleg Protopopov were the first of five straight teams who would combine to win seven gold medals until the fall of the Soviet Union in Belousova and Potopopov began their reign by winning three straight silver world championships from , before winning Olympic gold at the Winter Games in Innsbruck.

Belousova passed away in September Soviet dominance stretches past the Olympics and includes the world championships in pairs skating. From the Soviet Union won 23 of 26 Worlds gold medals, never placing worse than silver during this stretch. During this era, the Soviets earned gold and silver in the same competition 12 times and swept the Worlds podium twice and Irina Rodnina was the Soviet star of the 70s, winning ten straight world championship golds and three Olympic golds in , and The first four Worlds golds and Olympic victory was alongside Alexei Ulanov, but after just weeks after their Olympic victory in , Rodina fell hard during practice and suffered concussion and bad head trauma.

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