Pairs figure skating

Italy's Carolina Kostner acknowledges the applause at the end of her performance during women's short program at the Figure Skating World Championships in Assago, near Milan, Wednesday, March 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
March 21, 2018 - 12:48 pm
ASSAGO, Italy (AP) — Italy's home favorite Carolina Kostner skated a clean and evocative program to take a surprise lead over Olympic gold medalist Alina Zagitova of Russia in the short program Wednesday at the World Figure Skating Championships. A former world champion coming off a fifth-place...
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FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2018 file photo, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada perform during the ice dance, free dance figure skating final in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea. Canada won the most medals in figure skating with four at the 2018 Winter Games. They did it with a veteran team led by Virtue and Moir, whose two golds gave them a record five Olympic medals. However, with the pair headed for retirement for the second time, Canada will need to find a new wave of skaters to keep them on top as they look ahead to the 2022 Games. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
February 24, 2018 - 2:34 am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Four years can be an eternity in figure skating. Injuries, ennui, growth spurts, coaching changes, even rules alterations play a role in getting from one Olympics to another. So who is well positioned to handle all of that, and which countries already are taking aim at...
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Mikaela Shiffrin, of the United States, attacks the gate during the second run of the Women's Giant Slalom at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018., Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
February 15, 2018 - 10:17 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 11:45 p.m. American Mikaela Shiffrin finally made her Pyeongchang Olympic debut on Day 6 of the Winter Games, speeding to gold in the women's giant slalom after several days of weather delays. Other highlights...
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February 15, 2018 - 9:06 am
PYEONGCHANG OLYMPICS PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — American Mikaela Shiffrin has won gold in the women's giant slalom in her Pyeongchang Olympic debut. She used a hard-charging final run to win her second career Olympic gold medal. The 22-year-old American standout trailed by 0.20 seconds heading...
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Ryom Tae Ok and Kim Ju Sik of North Korea perform in the pairs free skate figure skating final in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
February 15, 2018 - 8:41 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — After several weather delays, Mikaela Shiffrin finally made her Pyeongchang Olympic debut, speeding to gold in the women's giant slalom. Aksel Lund Svindal won the men's downhill, making the 35-year-old Norwegian the oldest-ever Olympic gold medalist in Alpine skiing...
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Men's halfpipe gold medalist Shaun White, of the United States, bites his medal during the medals ceremony at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
February 14, 2018 - 10:03 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 11:50 p.m. The highlights of Day 5 of the Pyeongchang Olympics include a gold medal for American snowboarder Shaun White and a second consecutive gold medal in doubles luge for German duo Tobias Wendl and...
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Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim of the USA perform in the pair figure skating short program in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
February 14, 2018 - 6:10 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Happy Valentine's Day from Pyeongchang! Wondering where the romance will be at the Olympics? AP's has the low down. All times Eastern. FIGURE SKATING Pairs final starts at 8:30 p.m., just in time to cuddle up with your Valentine and try to imagine the kind of trust...
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Men's halfpipe gold medalist Shaun White, of the United States, speaks at a news conference at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
February 14, 2018 - 5:32 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Shaun White stared down the halfpipe before his final Olympic run and had no doubt what would happen next. "I honestly knew I had it," White said. "I knew I had to put it down." Put it down he did, soaring and spinning Wednesday through a half-dozen near flawless...
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Sui Wenjing and Han Cong of China perform in the pair figure skating short program in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
February 14, 2018 - 3:09 am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — To team or not to team? That was the question posed to the top three pairs after Wednesday's short program at the Pyeongchang Olympics. Each defended their strategy, saying their performances — and all of them were outstanding — emanated from participating or skipping...
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Sui Wenjing and Han Cong of China react as they wait for their scores following their performance in the pair figure skating short program in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
February 14, 2018 - 1:24 am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Sui Wenjing knows what it takes to overcome injuries. The Chinese pairs skater underwent surgeries on both of her feet a couple of years ago, taking her off the ice entirely for several months. The painful recovery began with learning how to walk again, then getting...
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