Whatever Happened to Figure Skating?
CNN’s Outfront Blog: The 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia are nearly one year away and figure skating, arguably one of the most beloved sports of those games, is searching for its super star. Skating’s scandalous heyday (remember Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding?) is long gone and it’s even been years since Michelle Kwan competed.
Casual U.S. sports fans are hard pressed to name the male and female winners of the figure skating events in the last 2010 Olympics. …
With the absence of a fresh household name it seems that the sport of figure skating is desperately seeking positive publicity. On Saturday, the Film Society of Lincoln Center hosted a 95 minute screening entitled, “Ice Theatre of New York.”
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