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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. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. U.S. Figure Skating Championships: Americans' worlds outlook, and...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    What do Alissa Czisny and Ryan Bradley's wins at the U.S. nationals tell us about the Americans' chances at worlds and beyond? Bonnie D. Ford breaks down the field.

    Story | Conversation | January 31, 2011
  12. Ice dancers Meryl Davis, Charlie White adjust to changes

    Bonnie D. Ford

    If the season after the Winter Olympics is supposed to be low-key for figure skaters, someone forgot to send the memo to Meryl Davis and Charlie White. The Canton, Mich.-based ice dancers have had a tumultuous stretch since winning the Olympic silve...

    Blog | Conversation | January 18, 2011
  13. Skating gala features champions from several decades

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Jojo Starbuck compiled an accomplished pairs skating career, winning national titles and world championship medals and competing in two Winter Olympics. But she admits she had one daydream that never materialized. "Richard Dwyer was my childhood id...

    Blog | Conversation | December 08, 2010
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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