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Olympians Meryl Davis, Charlie White among performers set for ABC figure-skating specials

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - ABC says it will air figure-skating specials with Sochi Olympic gold medallists Meryl Davis and Charlie White among the performers. The network said Wednesday that veteran Olympian Brian Boitano also will skate in the series of four specials hosted by Kristi Yamaguchi and Michael Weiss. Two of the programs will air in fall 2014, with the second set to air in early 2015. They will be taped in various locations including Penn State's ice arena and at a Las Vegas resort.

Figure skater Kim Yu-na says 'absurd' Olympic result fully behind her

SEOUL, March 4 (Yonhap) -- After settling for silver in a controversial decision at the recent Winter Olympics, figure skater Kim Yu-na reiterated on Tuesday she has fully put that "absurd" result behind her.

Figure Skating: Chan won't defend world title in Japan

Reigning men's world champion Patrick Chan, who settled for silver at the Sochi Olympics, said Monday he will not seek a fourth consecutive title at this month's World Figure Skating Championships. The Canadian, the latest big name to pull out of the March 24-30 showpiece at Saitama, Japan said he would still like to win a fourth world crown one day, but did not want to return to training so soon after the Olympics.

Figure Skating: Olympic ice dance champs to skip worlds

Sochi Olympic ice dancing gold medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White said Monday they will skip the World Figure Skating Championships later this month in Japan. Davis and White helped the United States to bronze in the new team event, then became the first American ice dance duo to capture Olympic gold. "Now that we've had some time at home to discuss our plan for the rest of the season, we've decided not to compete in the 2014 World Championships," Davis said.

Japan skate heroine hits back at Tokyo 2020 chief

Japanese figure-skating heroine Mao Asada on Tuesday hit back at sneering by the boss of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic committee over her disastrous performance on the ice in Sochi. The 23-year-old returned to Tokyo from the Winter Games empty handed, despite having gone into the singles competition as a frontrunner. Her short programme was a flop from the get-go, as Asada, one of Japan's most popular sporting figures, crashed to the ice on her initial jump and completely missed a compulsory part of the dance.

Olympics: Sochi sparks Russian renaissance in rink

Adelina Sotnikova capped a golden Games for Russia in the Iceberg Skating Palace as the Winter Games' hosts won three of a possible five titles amid drama and intrigue in Sochi. Superstars Kim Yu-Na of South Korea and Mao Asada of Japan took their final Olympic bows as the momentum swung into Russian hands in the women's event with Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu sparking a new dawn for Asia in the men's.

Olympics: South Korea demand figure skate gold probe

South Korea have demanded a review of the controversial Olympic Games women's figure skating competition which saw national heroine Kim Yu-Na beaten to gold by Russia's Adelina Sotnikova. Defending Olympic champion Kim was relegated to the silver medal position by the Russian 17-year-old in Thursday's free skate despite putting in an error-free performance to be beaten by 5.48 points. It was a decision which prompted accusations of judges being influenced by the passionate support of the crowd to guarantee a victory for the host nation.

Olympic: Sotnikova inspired by battling Asada

Newly-crowned Olympic champion Adelina Sotnikova has revealed that she had been inspired by Japanese star Mao Asada in her journey towards Winter Games' gold. As Sotnikova, 17, glided to her first major title, 23-year-old Asada was competing in her last Games. Asada's bid to give Japan a second figure skating gold in Sochi fell foul of her trademark triple Axel jump on Wednesday -- leaving her in 16th position after the first night of the competition.

Olympics: Russia's Sotnikova, Lipnitskaia future of skating

Olympic champions Adelina Sotnikova and Julia Lipnitskaia were on Friday hailed by their Russian coaches as the future of women's figure skating. Sotnikova, 17, beat reigning champion Kim Yu-Na of South Korea to become the first Russian woman to win the Olympic title after Lipnitskaia, 15, starred on her way to gold in the team event. Kim, 23, took silver with Japan's 2010 silver medallist Mao Asada, also 23, finishing off the podium in fifth. Kim and Asada had been the stars of the Vancouver Games four years ago.

Olympics: Sotnikova deserved gold, angry Russians insist

Adelina Sotnikova's coaches hit back Friday at suggestions the dramatic victory of Russia's first ever women's Olympic figure skating champion was the result of a voting stitch-up in favour of the Games hosts. The 17-year-old surged to her first major title ahead of South Korean defending champion Kim Yu-Na and Italy's Carolina Kostner on a night of drama and controversy at the Iceberg Skating Palace.
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