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  1. 2010 Winter Olympics -- Top three skaters deliver under different...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Three young figure skaters gave tangible testimony Thursday to the unearthly heights that can be reached when a serene mind takes charge of a well-trained body.

    Story | Conversation | February 26, 2010
  2. 2010 Winter Olympics -- Figure skating gold is Yu-Na Kim's to los...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Take a deep breath. Stretch. Hydrate. Don't forget your multivitamins. If you thought Tuesday night's short program was dramatic, wait until two minutes before 8 o'clock p.m. Pacific Standard Time, when the half-dozen f...

    Blog | Conversation | February 24, 2010
  3. 2010 Winter Olympics -- Canada's Joannie Rochette puts together c...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Skating just days after her mother's sudden death, Canada's Joannie Rochette put together an emotional, courageous performance in Tuesday's short program.

    Story | Conversation | February 23, 2010
  4. 2010 Winter Olympics -- Virtue-Moir victory perfect combination o...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- If there was any vestige of the Iron Curtain left in figure skating judging and performance, it may have lifted for good Monday as two dynamic, fresh-faced teams from North America took richly deserved gold and silver i...

    Blog | Conversation | February 23, 2010
  5. Flamenco lifts Canadians into first after free dance

    Bonnie D. Ford

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- By any measure, Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir had a lot on their plates Sunday. The anticipatory pressure of skating before the home crowd shaped up to be considerable. But that was dwarfed by the...

    Blog | Conversation | February 21, 2010
  6. 2010 Winter Olympics -- Original dance's swan song? Enjoy the dra...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Sunday could be it for the Battle of the Baubles, a.k.a. the second phase of ice dancing competition formally known as original dance. The International Skating Union, under pressure from Olympic officials to pare ice...

    Blog | Conversation | February 21, 2010
  7. 2010 Winter Olympics -- With Evan Lysacek's win, Frank Carroll fi...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    With Evan Lysacek's win, coach Frank Carroll finally earns that elusive gold medal.

    Story | Conversation | February 19, 2010
  8. Tanith Belbin, Johnny Weir roommates at Olympics

    Bonnie D. Ford

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Ice dancer Tanith Belbin and her partner Benjamin Agosto, the 2006 Olympic silver medalists, had quite the ordeal getting out of Philadelphia last week after successive snowstorms buried their training base in more than...

    Blog | Conversation | February 14, 2010
  9. 'It's got the whole ocean in it'

    Bonnie D. Ford

    VANCOUVER -- U.S. figure skating Olympian Mirai Nagasu, whose parents own a sushi restaurant in Arcadia, Calif., now has a signature roll named after her -- and it sounds like it might be bigger than she is. "It's got the whole ocean in it," the di...

    Blog | Conversation | February 13, 2010
  10. Figure skater Ashley Wagner dealing with realities of being Olymp...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    WILMINGTON, Del. -- There may be no stranger position for an athlete than being an Olympic alternate. It means you didn't make it. It means you almost made it. It means you aren't competing in the most prestigious event in your sport, one that onl...

    Blog | Conversation | February 08, 2010
  11. 2010 Winter Olympics -- Rachael Flatt, Mirai Nagasu's differences...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Rachael Flatt and Mirai Nagasu couldn't be more different, on and off the ice. But that contrast could be a difference-maker when the two Americans compete in Vancouver.

    Story | Conversation | January 24, 2010
  12. 'Hail to the Victors' for the U.S. ice dancing Olympic lineup!

    Bonnie D. Ford

    SPOKANE, Wash. -- As the three U.S. ice dancing teams bound for the 2010 Olympics skated out to take their places on the podium at the national championships, the public address system played musical excerpts from their programs. It might have been...

    Blog | Conversation | January 23, 2010
  13. What happens when ice dancing goes folk

    Bonnie D. Ford

    SPOKANE, Wash. -- It looked a bit like a United Nations cocktail party gone berserk when the top ice dance teams in the country streamed out to warm up for their original dance. One of my colleagues, in the nicest possible way, called the showdown "H...

    Blog | Conversation | January 23, 2010
  14. 2010 Winter Olympics -- Don't forget about Rachael Flatt in tonig...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    SPOKANE, Wash. -- It may have gone largely unnoticed in the uproar over Sasha Cohen's return to the big stage, but Rachael Flatt earned a personal-best score (69.35) in the short program. She was the only one of the top three skaters who landed a tri...

    Blog | Conversation | January 23, 2010
  15. 2010 Winter Olympics -- Coaching legends Frank Carroll and John N...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    SPOKANE, Wash. -- Two lions of figure skating will be prowling the boards during the ladies' long program Saturday night, watching the way all coaches do -- helplessly -- as their students try to make the U.S. Olympic team. John Nicks, 81, Sasha Co...

    Blog | Conversation | January 22, 2010
  16. 2010 Winter Olympics -- U.S. women's figure skating team should c...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Outside of a dazzling leapfrog by someone lower in the standings, the two figure skating slots available for Vancouver will be filled from the trio of Mirai Nagasu, Sasha Cohen and Rachael Flatt.

    Story | Conversation | January 22, 2010