Vlog – When World Championships get forgotten

March 25, 2010

I’m covering the world figure skating championships in Turin where there is a real feeling of anti-climax given they come just a month after the Winter Olympics. Several champions have withdrawn.

Russia expects as Plushenko prepares for glory

February 18, 2010

OLYMPICS-FIGURE SKATING/Millions of Russians will be setting their alarm clocks a little earlier than usualĀ on Friday morning.

from Olympics Notebook: Vancouver 2010:

Winter Games, day six – live

February 18, 2010

Yevgeny Plushenko is the main attraction as the Russian attempts to seal gold with the men's free skate but there's plenty of irresistible medal action before then.

from Olympics Notebook: Vancouver 2010:

Winter Olympics — day three

February 15, 2010

Cowbells are clanging, horns are blaring - it's race day at Whistler Creekside at last... Yes, that's right, the weather has finally improved to the point where Alpine skiing is possible at these Games. We expect the men's downhill gold to be decided at around 1200 local time (1500 ET and 2000 GMT) and there's plenty more action where that came from here in The Couver. Join us here for the fun.

Figure skaters don’t always need sparkle to shine

January 20, 2010

Costumes are a huge part of figure skating and sequins are almost de rigueur — many competitors here at the European championships in Tallinn this week look like they have rolled around in a glitter pot forgetting they were covered in glue.