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Where We Find Meaning as Athletes
by BAWSI Miyoko
posted March 14, 2012 at 2:40pm

  Earning my first podium position at an international figure skating competition is one of my favorite figure skating memories. We were in Slovenia, proudly wearing our Canadian Junior National Figure Skating Team jackets, and everything came toget...more

[Video] Interview with Michelle Kwan Co-Chair of IOC Women & Sport Conference
by Pretty Tough
posted February 26, 2012 at 2:29pm

You would be hard pressed to find anyone who has a bad thing to say about Michelle Kwan. She deserves and has earned all her success. While Kwan has never won an Olympic gold medal, she has become one of the greatest Olympians ever. She is far more ...more

Lifetime Lines Up Figure Skating Reality Series
by Pretty Tough
posted January 28, 2012 at 2:51am

Lifetime’s successful Dance Moms franchise is not only getting a spinoff with “Dance Moms: Miami,” but, according to THR ,  its also getting a sister show: “Ice Moms.“  With L.A.-based  Collins Avenue, the prod...more

Mao Asada wins Japanese skating title after mother’s death
by Pretty Tough
posted December 31, 2011 at 2:56pm

Image: Shinichi Iizuka Twenty year-old Mao Asada is the champion of Japan for the fifth time. Still reeling from the death of her mother a few short weeks ago, Mao has reclaimed the Japanese National skating title and demonstrated why she is one of skat...more

Figure Skater Debi Thomas Hits The Ice
by Black Women in Sports
posted July 26, 2011 at 2:17am

Debi Thomas was a figure skater that displayed a wonderful combination of skill, grace and charm while on the ice. No other figure skater in the history of the sport has displayed as much beauty and skill on the ice as Debi Thomas. Debi Thomas was a nati...more

Figure skater Johnny Weir launching line of little black dresses
by A Glam Slam
posted April 21, 2011 at 2:51pm

Figure skater Johnny Weir makes news for his fashion choices more often than his sport. The skating star is the ultimate risk-taker when it comes to his style, often drawing comparisons to the likes of Lady Gaga. In his first major design project, the fas...more

ONE DAY ONLY: Rise: Documentary of the 1961 plane crash that killed U.S. Figure Skating team
by Pretty Tough
posted February 17, 2011 at 2:48pm

Who: U.S. Figure Skating stars Peggy Fleming, Dorothy Hamill, Scott Hamilton, Brian Boitano and Michelle Kwan honoring the team of U.S. and World champion skaters, coaches and others who died in a plane crash fifty years ago. What: A star-studded event ...more

Johnny Weir will lace up in Louboutin skates
by A Glam Slam
posted January 29, 2011 at 1:54am

Figure skater Johnny Weir has a closet that any woman would kill for. Countless Chanel pieces, fur coats and hats, and a Balenciaga tree are just some of the items that make up his amazing wardrobe. When it comes to shoes, the skater told New York Magaz...more

Women who highlighted my 2010
by alilee05
posted December 29, 2010 at 11:46pm

Please add your comments at the bottom of this post or else re-tweet this page with the hash tags: #WomenTalkSports  Thanks for your support on my first blog post. Here are my favourites in no particular order:   Luciana Aymar Known as “the magi...more

Bringing Changes to the 2022 Winter Olympic Games
by nerdbarry
posted November 30, 2010 at 12:38pm

The United States Olympic Committee USOC is not only looking to further the athletic accomplishments but make sustainable environmental changes to the Winter Games. And with the bid for the 2022 games being award in 2015, they must move fast with their ef...more

Figure skater Kim wins sports award as woman of the year
by Pretty Tough
posted October 16, 2010 at 6:02pm

Korean figure skater Kim Yu-na became the first Asian to earn the Sportswoman of the Year honor yesterday at the 31st Annual Salute to Women in Sports gala held by the Women’s Sports Foundation. The annual event, held at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in Ne...more

Canadian skater Rochette talks about her mother
by Pretty Tough
posted April 26, 2010 at 10:03pm

Just in time for Mother's Day comes this heart-filled piece of news: One of the most memorable, and inspirational, stories from the recent Winter Olympics involves Canadian figure skating Joannie Rochette who took to the ice in Vancouver only days after ...more

These people at Smuckers are just f&*%^ers
by After Atalanta
posted March 19, 2010 at 8:52pm

I know that this story is already out there but it deserves more discourse. Plus it allows me to think again about the Olympics which seem so far away now, especially in this very odd 60+ degree pre-spring weather I am experiencing.So the story is that Jo...more

Skating on Thin Ice: Stars on Ice says no to Johnny Weir
by Pat Griffin's LGBT Sport Blog
posted March 17, 2010 at 10:08pm

The perennial post-Olympic Stars on Ice tour is getting under way , but it will be without Olympian Johnny Weir. He was not invited to the Stars on Ice party. They say they just don’t have room to include everyone, nothing personal against Johnny Weir....more

Johnny Come Lately
by From A Left Wing
posted March 14, 2010 at 3:24pm

I've recently become obsessed with Johnny Weir - I'm late to this bandwagon.  As it happens, the first sport I followed with any seriousness was figure skating - but I've ignored the men's competitions especially in the past few years. My bad, because We...more

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