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How U.S.-born ice dancers ended up competing for South Korea

GANGNEUNG, South Korea — American-born ice dancers Alex Gamelin and Yura Min grabbed headlines in their Olympic debut, but for a reason they never expected: The back of Min’s costume came unhooked about 20 seconds into their performance, forcing her to continue their routine while struggling to keep her top in place. “Despite the wardrobe malfunction, it was awesome,” Min said of their Olympic debut. While they ended up in ninth place in the sport as a team, the duo from Detroit will step onto the ice on Monday for…

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Chen makes Olympic history with five clean quads in free skate

His 2018 Winter Olympics may be over, but Nathan Chen’s comeback story is only just beginning. Chen, who entered Saturday’s men’s free skate in 17th place after a disappointing short program, finished his performance with a new personal best, 215.08. His final score, 297.35, landed him in first at the end of the second group. “This is the Nathan Chen we know,” NBC Olympics commentator Johnny Weir. Chen also made history by being the first person to land five clean quads during an Olympics game. Chen had attempted six quads,…

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Rippon’s body image comments highlight hidden struggle among gay men

Figure skater Adam Rippon has not been shy about speaking out on issues that matter to him. The newly minted Olympic bronze medalist has talked about the importance of LGBTQ representation at the Winter Games, and he has publicly sparred with Vice President Mike Pence over Pence’s alleged support of so-called gay conversion therapy. This week, Rippon spoke up about another issue, one that has reportedly been an open secret in the world of male figure skating and a pervasive problem in the gay male community: eating disorders.  Figure skater…

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How To 

Olympic athletes 2018: How to follow the best from Team USA – CNET

One of the best ways to follow the Olympic action in PyeongChang is from the athletes themselves. From gold medal tweets to bronze medal Instagrams, here’s how to follow the best athletes from Team USA. Chloe Kim, snowboarding Chloe Kim is 17 years old, just won gold in the halfpipe and loves churros. Oh and I also had 2 churros today and they were pretty bomb so if you ever get nervous go eat a churro — Chloe Kim (@chloekimsnow) February 11, 2018 Follow Kim on Twitter and you’ll get…

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Science 

U.S. Olympic Figure Skaters Alexa and Chris Knierim Dedicate Program to Florida Shooting Victims

“We wanted to skate for the 17 children that died in the Florida shooting” More U.S. Olympic figure skating duo Alexa Scimeca-Knierim and Chris Knierim said Wednesday that they skated in honor of the victims of Wednesday’s mass shooting at a Florida high school. “We wanted to skate for the 17 children that died in the Florida shooting. And today was much more than about us,” Scimeca-Knierim said in an interview after their performance in the pair figure-skating finals on Wednesday. At least 17 people were killed in the shooting…

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Technology 

Google Doodle hearts Valentines Day with avian Olympians – CNET

Google Get ready for some Olympics-inspired animal romance when you type in your next search term. Today’s Google Doodle featured on the homepage of google.com is an animated short that tells the tale of two figure skating birds in love. Running twenty-five seconds and set to homey music, it follows the Grebes as they twirl in the water, ascend into the sky to trace a heart shape, then return to a snowbound embrace. “The two lovebirds have been skating together since they were chicks, but today they truly spread their…

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Winter Olympics 2018: Google Doodle celebrates Valentines Day with cute ice-skating birds

Google Doodle has been coming up with adorable illustrations of animals ever since the Olympic Winter Games 2018 began on February 9. But today, Google Doodle outdid itself with this sweet video of two lovebirds that celebrates both the PyeongChang Games as well as Valentine’s Day 2018. The quaint illustration shows the two lovebirds, named the Grebes, taking part in a couple’s figure skating competition.  The story tells of how the couple have been skating together since they were tiny chicks, as they move in perfect synchronisation on the ice.…

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Sport 

Winter Olympics men’s snowboard halfpipe: Shaun White and Scotty James go for gold – live!

Will we have controversy tonight? Judging the women’s halfpipe was relatively easy. There was Chloe Kim, and then there was everyone else. Not so easy in men’s halfpipe. Put yourself in the judges’ shoes and gaze upon Shaun White’s 98.50 qualifying run … [embedded content] Shaun White Twenty minutes to go. Meanwhile, enjoy the pairs figure skating short program, which has just started, or check in on the first session of men’s curling, where the USA has snared the lead against the host nation. More terms you might hear ……

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Off the slopes, Olympians look up and out for a larger cause

Olympic gold-medalist snowboarder Kelly Clark was standing in a lift line when she felt a tug on her sleeve. Chloe Kim, then age 8, had spotted her snowboarding hero and was asking to ride up together. Clark said sure. Recommended: Test your knowledge of the Winter Olympics! Today Kim won her own Olympic gold. And Clark was there to see it – because she is still competing. When Clark stood at the top of the pipe on the third and final run today, she was up against not only the…

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Sport 

Who is Elise Christie? Why has she suffered heartbreak? Will she win Winter Olympics gold?

Who is Elise Christie? Elise Christie is a short-track speed skater born in Edinburgh, Scotland on August 13 1990. When did Elise Christie start speed skating? Elise Christie started speed skating at the age of 12 having originally been a figure skater. Christie explained her decision to change disciplines in 2013, saying: “I just didn’t like the fact figure skating has judging. I prefer the first over the line, wins the race.” Where does Elise Christie train? Elise Christie trains at the National Ice Centre in Nottingham. Who coaches Elise…

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