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Feb 6, 2014

Figure skating-Tyro Hanyu upstages Plushenko on home ice

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Teenager Yuzuru Hanyu gatecrashed Yevgeny Plushenko’s Russian homecoming with a dazzling short program that gave Japan the lead as the team event made its Olympic debut at the Sochi Games on Thursday.

Plushenko justified his controversial inclusion in the Russian team with a rousing performance to Tango de Roxanne which he opened with a high-flying quadruple toeloop-triple toeloop combination.

Feb 6, 2014

Olympics-Figure skating-Tyro Hanyu upstages Plushenko on home ice

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 6 (Reuters) – Teenager Yuzuru Hanyu gatecrashed Yevgeny Plushenko’s Russian homecoming with a dazzling short programme that gave Japan the lead as the team event made its Olympic debut at the Sochi Games on Thursday.

Plushenko justified his controversial inclusion in the Russian team with a rousing performance to Tango de Roxanne which he opened with a high-flying quadruple toeloop-triple toeloop combination.

Feb 6, 2014

Olympics-Figure skating-Phelps leaves Moir in a spin

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 6 (Reuters) – It is not often that Olympians forget who Michael Phelps is. But ice dancer Scott Moir was so excited at the rare chance of grabbing two medals in figure skating at the Sochi Games, he got his ‘Phelps’ all mixed up.

“I’d like to be Ross Phelps and get eight medals….. who did I just say?” a wide-eyed and red-faced Moir told reporters before covering his face in shame.

Feb 5, 2014

Figure skating: Zoueva ready to gatecrash Russian party

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – When Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir struck gold at the Vancouver Olympics, their Russian coach Marina Zoueva was spotted gleefully slipping into a Maple Leaf team jacket as she hailed the success of her Canadian pupils.

Four years later, Zoueva returns to her homeland ready to spoil the Russian party at the Sochi Games.

Feb 5, 2014

Figure skating: Virtue & Moir ready to gamble

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir belong to an exclusive Olympic club, having won gold on home ice in Vancouver in 2010, but it has not stopped the Canadians rolling the dice again at this month’s Sochi Games.

Only one pair has previously captured two Olympic ice dance titles – Russians Oksana Grishuk and Evgeny Platov in 1994 and 1998 – and it was a feat beyond British greats Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean.

Feb 5, 2014

Virtue & Moir ready to gamble

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir belong to an exclusive Olympic club, having won gold on home ice in Vancouver in 2010, but it has not stopped the Canadians rolling the dice again at this month’s Sochi Games.

Only one pair has previously captured two Olympic ice dance titles – Russians Oksana Grishuk and Evgeny Platov in 1994 and 1998 – and it was a feat beyond British greats Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean.

Feb 5, 2014

Zoueva ready to gatecrash Russian party

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – When Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir struck gold at the Vancouver Olympics, their Russian coach Marina Zoueva was spotted gleefully slipping into a Maple Leaf team jacket as she hailed the success of her Canadian pupils.

Four years later, Zoueva returns to her homeland ready to spoil the Russian party at the Sochi Games.

Feb 5, 2014

Olympics-Figure skating-Virtue & Moir ready to gamble

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 5 (Reuters) – Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir belong to an exclusive Olympic club, having won gold on home ice in Vancouver in 2010, but it has not stopped the Canadians rolling the dice again at this month’s Sochi Games.

Only one pair has previously captured two Olympic ice dance titles – Russians Oksana Grishuk and Evgeny Platov in 1994 and 1998 – and it was a feat beyond British greats Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean.

Feb 5, 2014

Olympics-Figure skating-Zoueva ready to gatecrash Russian party

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 5 (Reuters) – When Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir struck gold at the Vancouver Olympics, their Russian coach Marina Zoueva was spotted gleefully slipping into a Maple Leaf team jacket as she hailed the success of her Canadian pupils.

Four years later, Zoueva returns to her homeland ready to spoil the Russian party at the Sochi Games.

Feb 1, 2014

Tennis-France and Switzerland celebrate 3-0 leads, Serbia dumped

Feb 1 (Reuters) – Richard Gasquet and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga’s unexpected partnership in the doubles allowed France to gain an unbeatable 3-0 lead over Australia on Saturday and join Switzerland and Germany in the quarter-finals of the Davis Cup.

France captain Arnaud Clement sprung a surprise when he picked Gasquet and Tsonga ahead of doubles specialist Julien Benneteau for the third rubber but the gamble paid off as the French duo beat Lleyton Hewitt and Chris Guccione 5-7 7-6(4) 6-2 7-5.