Articles by Laurie Nealin



Rule Changes Being Introduced at Speed

  • 18 September 02
  • Reuters
Figure skating's century-old 6.0 marking scale appears destined for the scrap heap.

FBI Asks Skating Judge for Interview

  • 07 August 02
  • Reuters
The FBI's has requested an interview with French figure skating judge Marie-Reine Le Gougne.

Russian Pair Stuns Crowd, Judges

  • 11 February 02
  • Reuters
The superb short program of Russian pair Berezhnaya and Sikharulidze drew gasps from the audience and top marks from the judges in the figure skating opener Saturday.

Russia, Canada Split Gold Medals

  • 17 December 01
  • Reuters
Four gold medals split between Canada and Russia at the ISU Grand Prix Final set the scene for a tight competition during Febuary's Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.

Kwan, Plushenko Claim World Golds

  • 26 March 01
  • Reuters
Russia's Yevgeny Plushenko won the men's world figure skating title Thursday over defending three-time winner Alexei Yagudin. American Michelle Kwan took the women's title.

Canadians Upset Russians to Snatch Pairs Gold

  • 23 March 01
  • Reuters
Canadians Jamie Sale and David Pelletier vaulted over Russia's Yelena Berezhnaya and Anton Sikharulidze to win the pairs gold medal at the World Figure Skating Championships.

Russian Skaters Poised for Gold

  • 21 March 01
  • Reuters
Russian pair Yelena Berezhnaya and Anton Sikharulidze won the short program round at the World Figure Skating Championships on Monday.

Russian Stars Eye World Skating Titles

  • 20 March 01
  • Reuters
Russia's Alexei Yagudin is just one of the defending champions under pressure before this week's world figure skating championships, which promise a lot of surprises.

Kwan Stumbles Her Way to Victory

Kwan Favored to Repeat at Nationals