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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.

Feb 8, 2014

Olympics-Figure skating-Roundup-Lipnitskaya steals spotlight

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 8 (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.

Feb 8, 2014

Americans dismiss reports of judging conspiracy

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – U.S. Figure Skating has strongly denied reports suggesting the United States and Russia are conspiring to help each other win gold medals at the Sochi Olympics.

“Comments made in a L’Equipe story are categorically false,” the American governing body said in a statement on Saturday.

Feb 8, 2014

Olympics-Figure skating-Americans dismiss reports of judging conspiracy

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 8 (Reuters) – U.S. Figure Skating has strongly denied reports suggesting the United States and Russia are conspiring to help each other win gold medals at the Sochi Olympics.

“Comments made in a L’Equipe story are categorically false,” the American governing body said in a statement on Saturday.

Feb 8, 2014

Figure skating-Lipnitskaya lights up team event for Russia

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Russian teenager Julia Lipnitskaya made a spectacular debut at the Sochi Olympics on Saturday, upstaging her older rivals to leave the host-nation in a strong position to win the inaugural figure skating team event.

Lipnitskaya, who at 15 is the youngest skater in the competition, showed that her surprise victory at last month’s European Championships was no fluke as she easily outclassed Japan’s twice former world gold medallist Mao Asada in the women’s short programme.

Feb 8, 2014

Lipnitskaya lights up team event for Russia

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Russian teenager Julia Lipnitskaya made a spectacular debut at the Sochi Olympics on Saturday, upstaging her older rivals to leave the host-nation in a strong position to win the inaugural figure skating team event.

Lipnitskaya, who at 15 is the youngest skater in the competition, showed that her surprise victory at last month’s European Championships was no fluke as she easily outclassed Japan’s twice former world gold medalist Mao Asada in the women’s short program.

Feb 8, 2014

Olympics-Figure skating-Lipnitskaya lights up team event for Russia

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 8 (Reuters) – Russian teenager Julia Lipnitskaya made a spectacular debut at the Sochi Olympics on Saturday, upstaging her older rivals to leave the host-nation in a strong position to win the inaugural figure skating team event.

Lipnitskaya, who at 15 is the youngest skater in the competition, showed that her surprise victory at last month’s European Championships was no fluke as she easily outclassed Japan’s twice former world gold medallist Mao Asada in the women’s short programme.

Feb 8, 2014

Davis and White revive U.S. fortunes

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – World champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White produced a stunning short dance to haul the United States into medal contention in the inaugural figure skating team event at the Sochi Olympics.

Their expected toe-to-toe battle with 2010 Olympic champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir failed to materialise as the Canadians paid the price for going out of sync in their side-by-side twizzles.

Feb 8, 2014

Olympics-Figure skating-Davis and White revive US fortunes

SOCHI, Russia, Feb 8 (Reuters) – World champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White produced a stunning short dance to haul the United States into medal contention in the inaugural figure skating team event at the Sochi Olympics.

Their expected toe-to-toe battle with 2010 Olympic champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir failed to materialise as the Canadians paid the price for going out of sync in their side-by-side twizzles.