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  1. espnW -- Sport of figure skating again leaves fans speculating ab...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    While many figure skating experts didn't take issue with Thursday's women's figure skating podium, the underlying issue is the sport has left itself plenty of room to speculate about manipulation.

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2014
  2. espnW -- U.S. skaters make strong showing in short program at Soc...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    The somewhat shuffled deck of the leaderboard after Wednesday's short program should give U.S. skaters Gracie Gold, Ashley Wagner and Polina Edmunds oxygen at all of their respective altitudes going into Thursday's free skate.

    Story | Conversation | February 19, 2014
  3. espnW -- Ashley Wagner faces latest hurdle heading into Sochi Oly...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    New coach. New routine. Controversial nationals result. No, the past six months haven't been exactly easy for Ashley Wagner. But the skating star is ready to face her latest challenge -- proving doubters wrong at the Sochi Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | February 19, 2014
  4. espnW -- Meryl Davis and Charlie White capture ice dance gold

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Pushed to the limit by their Canadian rivals, Americans Meryl Davis and Charlie White delivered a crisp and fluid free dance performance to claim the first ice dance Olympic gold medal for the U.S.

    Story | Conversation | February 17, 2014
  5. espnW -- Meryl Davis and Charlie White eyeing Olympic gold

    Bonnie D. Ford

    The partnership between Meryl Davis and Charlie White has lasted longer than many marriages. Now, the world's best ice dancers are working toward their last unfulfilled goal: an Olympic gold medal.

    Story | Conversation | February 16, 2014
  6. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- Gracie Gold, Jason Brown help Team USA cap...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Gracie Gold's clean, confident long program to Tchaikovsky's "Sleeping Beauty" clinched third place in the team competition for the U.S. behind Russia and Canada.

    Story | Conversation | February 09, 2014
  7. Plushenko keeps Russia in medal hunt

    Bonnie D. Ford

    SOCHI, Russia -- The last time Evgeni Plushenko skated with anything at stake, it was behind closed doors, a special exam to convince Russian officials he deserved to claim the lone men's spot available at the Winter Games. He succeeded, although ...

    Blog | February 06, 2014
  8. Wagner shakes things up ahead of Sochi

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Ashley Wagner went through four different dresses this season trying to get her free-skate program to fit. It never really worked. Finally, after a disastrous outing at the U.S. national championships that briefly put her Olympic team selection in...

    Blog | January 23, 2014
  9. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- A look at the U.S. Olympic figure skating ...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    After competition and controversy, the U.S. Olympic figure skating team came together Sunday. And while the Sochi may not be a banner Games for these American skaters, it could be a compelling one.

    Story | Conversation | January 12, 2014
  10. espnW -- Gracie Gold sets standard for U.S. Olympic team at natio...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    On a night when the top women's results couldn't have made things harder for the U.S. Olympic selection committee, Gracie Gold set the standard and emerged as the one sure thing.

    Story | Conversation | January 11, 2014
  11. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- Meryl Davis and Charlie White reach Games,...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    The top U.S. ice dancing teams made the Olympic selection committee's task straightforward Saturday at nations, while the pairs created some intrigue.

    Story | Conversation | January 11, 2014
  12. Castelli, Shnapir make strong start on home ice

    Bonnie D. Ford

    BOSTON -- Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir began their national title defense in emphatic style Thursday afternoon, opening up a lead of over six points against the field in the pairs short program at the U.S. figure skating championships. Skati...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  13. espnW -- Surprising short results set up dramatic finale at U.S. ...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    The ladies' short program Thursday night brought on a surprising finish, setting up one dramatic stage for Saturday's free-skate finale.

    Story | Conversation | January 09, 2014
  14. espnW -- Ashley Wagner, Gracie Gold taking nothing for granted at...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    While much of the discussion on the men's side revolves around whether quadruple jumps are necessary to reach Sochi, the women's competition at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships will be a mental game.

    Story | Conversation | January 08, 2014
  15. Is Lysacek's career coming to a close?

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Evan Lysacek is an expressive athlete who spent years perfecting polished and elegant body language. His ability to channel emotion and couple it with athleticism on the ice carried him to an Olympic figure skating gold medal in 2010. Conversely, Lys...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  16. Davis, White hope Russian ties help in Sochi

    Bonnie D. Ford

    PARK CITY, Utah -- Any edge, no pun intended, could enter into the calculation as ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White pursue the Olympic gold medal that just eluded them four years ago. Will setting their free dance to a famous piece by a Ru...

    Blog | October 01, 2013