• United States Mar 19, 2018

    ‘HOLY QUADS': Olympic Figure Skaters Praise Chen's Historic Performance

    American medal hopeful Nathan Chen attempted six quad jumps and cleanly landed five in a historic Olympic performance in the free skate portion of the men’s figure skating competition Saturday morning at Gangneung Ice Arena. Needing a big score to climb back into the competition after a disappointing short program on Friday, Chen added a sixth quad jump to his...

  • NBC Mar 19, 2018

    By the Numbers: Triple Axels, Slopestyle Spills and More

    An American figure skater made history, Jamie Anderson defended her title in the women’s slopestyle and the Canadian women’s hockey team kicked off its bid for a fifth straight Olympic gold medal in blistering fashion.

  • China Mar 19, 2018

    At Olympics, Omnipresent Flags Are a Tricky Political Dance

    Barely visible yet controversial specks on the unified Korean flag — erased on the version approved by the International Olympic Committee — embody the delicate dance Olympic organizers must do to manage the political implications of the flags that represent each nation.

  • United States Mar 19, 2018

    ‘Shy Kid' Karen Chen Has a Plan for Fighting Off Nerves

    Karen Chen found herself in a room full of athletes, and she froze. The 18-year-old American figure skater describes herself as a “shy kid,” and her nerves were getting the best of her again. She was there hoping to trade collectable pins, a longstanding Olympic tradition that helps break the ice between people from different sports or countries. She just...

  • China Mar 19, 2018

    Women's Speedskating: US Games Done, Korea Wins 3000m Relay

    American women’s hopes of winning a medal in speedskating at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games are over after Jessica Kooreman and Lana Gehring failed to qualify in the 1000m short track event Tuesday.
    Tuesday also saw a wild, penalty-filled finish in the women’s 3,000-meter short-track relay final, with South Korea taking gold.

  • United States Mar 19, 2018

    ‘I Had Nothing to Lose': Nathan Chen Reflects on His Near-Comeback

    Nathan Chen’s Olympic journey is over, at least for now, but as he packs away his figure skates and gets ready to leave Pyeongchang, he left wishing he had another shot at getting it right where it all went wrong.

  • Canada Mar 19, 2018

    Dramatic Finishes of the 2018 Winter Games

    During the men’s giant slalom semifinals on Saturday, Slovenian Zan Kosir appeared to beat Lee Sang-ho of South Korea in a dramatic finish that was too close to call by the naked eye. But officials concluded Lee won by .01 second, and he went on to win South Korea’s first Olympic snowboarding medal — a silver — in the final.

  • Gangneung Ice Arena Feb 12, 2018

    Adam Rippon Explains Figure Skating With Legos

    Learn everything you need to know about figure skating as U.S. Olympian Adam Rippon demonstrates how to win a competition using legos.

  • NBC Feb 11, 2018

    Weir Chooses Leather Again for Day 2 of Figure Skating Event

    Athletes at the 2018 PyeongChang Games might have some of the most technologically advanced competition suits in the world, but two-time Olympian-turned-NBC figure skating analyst Johnny Weir might have the sharpest duds in the Olympic Village. Weir, who represented the U.S. in figure skating at the 2006 Torino Games and the 2010 Vancouver Games, previewed his “look of the day”...

  • NBC Feb 11, 2018

    Weir Unveils All-Black Look for Day 2 of Figure Skating Event

    Athletes at the 2018 PyeongChang Games might have some of the most technologically advanced competition suits in the world, but two-time Olympian-turned-NBC figure skating analyst Johnny Weir might have the sharpest duds in the Olympic Village. Weir, who represented the U.S. in figure skating at the 2006 Torino Games and the 2010 Vancouver Games, previewed his “look of the day”...

  • Russia Feb 10, 2018

    In Pyeongchang, Figure Skating Gets a New Sound

    When the U.S. Olympic figure skating team hits the ice at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, don’t be surprised if you find yourself itching to watch “Moulin Rouge!” That’s because, for the first time at an Olympics, skaters will be permitted to feature music with lyrics in their routines — and for U.S. skaters, the soundtrack from the 2001 Baz...

  • China Feb 6, 2018

    Ready to Rock: Short Track Venue Will be Jumpin' at Olympics

    Darting down low or around the pack to secure a better position can cause crashes that earned short track speedskating its reputation as roller derby on ice. Throw in the fact that South Korea is a hotbed for short track and it makes sense that Gangneung Ice Arena will seat 12,000 spectators for the rock ’em, sock ’em action.

  • Canada Feb 5, 2018

    Many Big-Name Figure Skaters Headed to Winter Games for Final Time

    As several former Olympic medalists and world champions in figure skating and ice dancing reach or surpass 30 years of age in a sport that favors youth, they reflect on what could be their last Winter Olympic Games.

  • China Feb 5, 2018

    J.R. Celski ‘Missed' Speedskating After Quitting Post Sochi

    U.S. speedskater J.R. Celski hopes the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics will bring better results for him and the U.S. team. After a disappointing performance in Sochi, Celski quit the sport but decided he wanted to come back to try to get better and have fun.

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