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Feb 11, 2014

It’s looking rather dire for the U.S. – Weir

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – If there was already a sense of foreboding in the American camp about the chances of their singles skaters climbing the Olympic podium in Sochi – the team competition will have done little to have settled Jeremy Abbott and his team mates’ shattered nerves.

Four years after Evan Lysacek trumped a sulking Yevgeny Plushenko with a breathtaking free skate to win the gold in Vancouver, the fortunes of his 2014 colleagues seem to be in freefall as the United States face a shutout in men’s and women’s singles skating for the first time since 1936.

Feb 11, 2014

Olympics-Figure skating-It’s looking rather dire for the U.S. – Weir

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 11 (Reuters) – If there was already a sense of foreboding in the American camp about the chances of their singles skaters climbing the Olympic podium in Sochi – the team competition will have done little to have settled Jeremy Abbott and his team mates’ shattered nerves.

Four years after Evan Lysacek trumped a sulking Yevgeny Plushenko with a breathtaking free skate to win the gold in Vancouver, the fortunes of his 2014 colleagues seem to be in freefall as the United States face a shutout in men’s and women’s singles skating for the first time since 1936.

Feb 10, 2014

Figure skating – All that glitters is gold for Plushenko

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – To all the naysayers in the world, Yevgeny Plushenko blasted out just one message with a rousing performance that helped Russia to win the team competition at the Sochi Olympics – “shut up, just shut up”.

It is not known if the Black-Eyed Peas anthem is on his playlist – but the message was loud and clear on Sunday as the Russian played up to the crowd and the cameras with a routine that to the wider world at times resembled a pantomime act.

Feb 10, 2014

All that glitters is gold for Plushenko

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – To all the naysayers in the world, Yevgeny Plushenko blasted out just one message with a rousing performance that helped Russia to win the team competition at the Sochi Olympics – “shut up, just shut up”.

It is not known if the Black-Eyed Peas anthem is on his playlist – but the message was loud and clear on Sunday as the Russian played up to the crowd and the cameras with a routine that to the wider world at times resembled a pantomime act.

Feb 10, 2014

Olympics-Figure skating-All that glitters is gold for Plushenko

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 10 (Reuters) – To all the naysayers in the world, Yevgeny Plushenko blasted out just one message with a rousing performance that helped Russia to win the team competition at the Sochi Olympics – “shut up, just shut up”.

It is not known if the Black-Eyed Peas anthem is on his playlist – but the message was loud and clear on Sunday as the Russian played up to the crowd and the cameras with a routine that to the wider world at times resembled a pantomime act.

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.