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2 years 2 months ago

Olympic champ Lysacek out of nationals

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Olympic champion Evan Lysacek's comeback is delayed again. Lysacek has withdrawn from the upcoming U.S. Figure Skating Championships because of a slow recovery from surgery on a sports hernia. The national federation made the announcement Friday; the event begins Jan. 25. The 27-year-old Lysacek had the...

5 years 1 month ago

Cheyennne Mountain High School honors skater

U.S. Women’s Figure Skating Champion Rachel Flatt got a surprise send-off Thursday afternoon at Cheyenne Mountain High School. Hundreds of students, teachers and staff gathered in the courtyard at the high school to wish her well at the Vancouver Games. Thursday’s event at the school surprised Flatt. “I’m certainly looking...

5 years 1 month ago

Plushenko leads after men's short program

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Evgeni Plushenko of Russia has won the short program at the Vancouver Olympics, the first step toward defending his title. Plushenko's 90.85 points beats world champion Evan Lysacek of the United States by .55, with Japan's Daisuke Takahashi .60 behind the leader heading into the...

5 years 1 month ago

Shen and Zhaou win pairs skating gold

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - China's Shen Xue and Zhao Hongbo have won the pairs gold medal at the Vancouver Olympics, just ahead of countrymen Pang Qing and Tong Jian. Germany's Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy get the bronze. It was an error-filled night, and only the last two couples...

5 years 2 months ago

Flatt returns to Colorado Springs

Rachael Flatt is back in Colorado Springs after winning the U.S. Figure Skating Championship over the weekend. The 17-year-old figure skater arrived tonight at the Colorado Springs airport to a crowd of supporters, many of them from the Broadmoor Skating Club, where she has skated most of her life. ...

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