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Feb 10, 2014

Short track-South Korea leave with bumps, bruises but no medals

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Crash, bang, wallop and the 1,500 meters short-track event was over for South Korea, who came with high hopes of completing a gold medal hat-trick at the Sochi Olympics but left with battered bodies and bruised egos.

The nation that ruled the distance at the last two Olympics had been expected to show their speed and stamina over 13-1/2 laps in the energy-sapping race on Monday as Lee Han-bin and Sin Da-woon had been among the front runners for the title.

Feb 10, 2014

Olympics-Short track-South Korea leave with bumps, bruises but no medals

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 10 (Reuters) – Crash, bang, wallop and the 1,500 metres short-track event was over for South Korea, who came with high hopes of completing a gold medal hat-trick at the Sochi Olympics but left with battered bodies and bruised egos.

The nation that ruled the distance at the last two Olympics had been expected to show their speed and stamina over 13-1/2 laps in the energy-sapping race on Monday as Lee Han-bin and Sin Da-woon had been among the front runners for the title.

Feb 9, 2014

Plushenko, Lipnitskaya lead Russia to gold

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Yevgeny Plushenko and 15-year-old dynamo Julia Lipnitskaya bridged a generation gap in Russian figure skating with two rip-roaring performances to hand the hosts their first gold medal of the Sochi Winter Olympics on Sunday.

The Russian team sitting rink-side seemed unaware that they had struck gold with almost 90 minutes of the competition remaining since Lipnitskaya and ice dancers Elena Ilinykh and Nikita Katsalapov still had to perform.

Feb 9, 2014

Olympics-Figure skating-Roundup-Plushenko, Lipnitskaya lead Russia to gold

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 9 (Reuters) – Yevgeny Plushenko and 15-year-old dynamo Julia Lipnitskaya bridged a generation gap in Russian figure skating with two rip-roaring performances to hand the hosts their first gold medal of the Sochi Winter Olympics on Sunday.

The Russian team sitting rink-side seemed unaware that they had struck gold with almost 90 minutes of the competition remaining since Lipnitskaya and ice dancers Elena Ilinykh and Nikita Katsalapov still had to perform.

Feb 9, 2014

Olympics-Figure skating-Plushenko, Lipnitskaya lead Russia to gold

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 9 (Reuters) – Yevgeny Plushenko and 15-year-old dynamo Julia Lipnitskaya spurred Russia to their first gold medal at the Sochi Olympics as the hosts triumphed in the inaugural figure skating team competition on Sunday.

The Russian team sitting rink-side seemed unaware that they had struck gold with almost 90 minutes remaining since Lipnitskaya and their ice dance couple of Elena Ilinykh and Nikita Katsalapov still had to perform.

Feb 9, 2014

Scandals left lasting taint: Sale

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Jamie Sale said figure skating was still suffering from its tainted past as Meryl Davis and Charlie White got a taste of being in the eye of a judging storm over allegations of an Olympic gold medal pact between the U.S. and Russia.

“Scandals made a handful of skaters household names but everyone else is now paying the price,” 2002 Olympic champion Sale told Reuters in a telephone interview.

Feb 9, 2014

Olympics-Figure skating-Scandals left lasting taint – Sale

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 9 (Reuters) – Jamie Sale said figure skating was still suffering from its tainted past as Meryl Davis and Charlie White got a taste of being in the eye of a judging storm over allegations of an Olympic gold medal pact between the U.S and Russia.

“Scandals made a handful of skaters household names but everyone else is now paying the price,” 2002 Olympic champion Sale told Reuters in a telephone interview.

Feb 9, 2014

Americans unruffled by ‘laughable’ allegations

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Meryl Davis and Charlie White did not lose sleep over what U.S. Figure Skating called “laughable” allegations suggesting the United States and Russia had brokered a deal to help each other win gold medals at the Sochi Olympics.

“There was an anonymous report citing an unnamed source that there was some kind of collusion between America and Russia regarding the ice dancing competition,” U.S. Figure Skating spokesperson Barbara Reichert told reporters on Sunday, a day after the report first surfaced.

Feb 9, 2014

Olympic-Figure skating-Americans unruffled by ‘laughable’ allegations

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 9 (Reuters) – Meryl Davis and Charlie White did not lose sleep over what U.S Figure Skating called “laughable” allegations suggesting the United States and Russia had brokered a deal to help each other win gold medals at the Sochi Olympics.

“There was an anonymous report citing an unnamed source that there was some kind of collusion between America and Russia regarding the ice dancing competition,” U.S. Figure Skating spokesperson Barbara Reichert told reporters on Sunday, a day after the report first surfaced.

Feb 8, 2014

Lipnitskaya steals spotlight

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – A 15-year-old debutante proved that Yevgeny Plushenko is not the only star attraction of the Russian team as Julia Lipnitskaya upset the world order of women’s figure skating to put the hosts within striking distance of the Olympic team title.

Up against former world champions Mao Asada and Carolina Kostner, Lipnitskaya blew away her more illustrious rivals at the Sochi Games on Saturday with an electrifying short skate that rocked the Iceberg Skating Place.