For the second consecutive Olympics, no American stood on the podium in women's figure skating. But the three U.S. athletes here, Gracie Gold, Ashley Wagner and Polina Edmunds, already have their sights set on 2018.
After a women's final that saw Russia's Adelina Sotnikova eclipsing heavy favorite Kim Yu-na for the gold medal, figure skating's subjective judging system is again creating both intrigue and outrage.
Yuzuru Hanyu's gold-medal journey took him from the destruction of earthquake-stricken Sendai to the top spot on the Olympic men's figure skating podium in Sochi.
Beat up and battered from a disastrous fall in the short program, Jeremy Abbott offers no apologies for his Olympic performance.
Evgeni Plushenko had big hopes for these Games on his home soil. After helping Russia win the team event, one of the greatest skaters the sport has seen deserved a better way to end his career.
On a chaotic night of skating, Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu delivered a record-setting performance in the men's short program, breaking the century mark for the first time with a score of 101.45.
Jeremy Abbott's dramatic spill left him stunned both physically and mentally, but with help from the boisterous crowd, he picked himself up and finished anyway.
Jeremy Abbott, Team USA's best medal hope, counts on daily consistencies and routines
Despite a history of tension and rivalry between the U.S. and the former Soviet Union, the Olympic spirit trumped politics for the American pair in Russia.
Making its Olympic debut, the figure skating team event scores perfect marks in Sochi.
The French newspaper L'Equipe published a story Saturday quoting an unnamed Russian coach that there was a deal between the U.S. and Russia to help each other win gold.
Under a great deal of pressure, Ashley Wagner quieted critics with a solid performance in the team competition.
From the added atmosphere in the kiss-and-cry zone to simply more skating to watch, the new team figures event is a win-win for everyone.
From the weather to the dramas to the inspiring stories, the 1994 Lillehammer Games not only set the standard, they also best represented the Olympic ideal.
Is U.S. Figure Skating's Olympic selection process fair? Jim Caple examines the organization's controversial decision to send Ashley Wagner, and not Mirai Nagasu, to the Sochi Olympics.
Newly crowned national champ Gracie Gold is a virtual lock for the U.S. Olympic team. Who will join her in Sochi? Well, that's where the conversation gets complicated, and interesting.