Where flags of convenience figure large

January 22, 2010

At the European figure skating championships this week I kept wondering how it was possible that whichever skater was on the ice, there always seemed to be lots of fans waving just the right flag.

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.