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Stars on Ice: Skater Weir 'Not Family Friendly'

All-star tour doesn't want US Olympian

(Newser) - The outfit that trots out figure-skating notables for its regular Stars on Ice tour has proclaimed notably flamboyant American Olympic Johnny Weir “not family friendly” and refuse to have him along, sources tell a blogger for GLAAD (the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation). Weir hasn’t publicly stated... More »

Evan Lysacek Wants a Girlfriend

Olympic figure skating gold medalist isn't dating gymnast Nastia Liukin

(Newser) - Never mind the rumors about Evan Lysacek dating gymnast Nastia Liukin—the Olympic champion in men's figure skating is single and looking. "I haven't had any time for dating while I'm training," Lysacek tells Entertainment Tonight . "I'm lonely." As for Liukin, herself an Olympic gold medalist,... More »

Evan Lysacek Takes Figure Skating Gold

American edges out Plushenko in stunning upset

(Newser) - Evan Lysacek has upset defending champion Evgeni Plushenko to become the first American to take the men's figure skating gold since Brain Boitano in 1988. The Russian had a slight advantage after the short program but dropped to silver thanks to some sloppy landings and a weak jump, the AP... More »

Wackiest Men's Figure Skating Outfits

Johnny Weir leads the pack

(Newser) - When it comes to men’s figure-skating, it’s a toss-up: What’s more entertaining, the routines or the outfits? Catherine Strawn votes for the outfits, and chooses the 11 craziest of the Olympics so far—including one that also made it onto a list of hipster-inspired outfits —on... More »

Plushenko Nails Short Program

Russian's skate victory sets up thriller final with Lysacek

(Newser) - Russia's Evgeni Plushenko has won the figure skating short program at the Vancouver Olympics, the first step toward defending his title. Plushenko posted a monster 90.85 points early in the program last night, daring the competition to beat it. World champion Evan Lysacek of the US and Japan's Daisuke... More »

Can Evan Lysacek Make Male Figure Skating Cool?

He's the less-flamboyant, highly-technical side of skating's big feud

(Newser) - There’s a battle going on for the future of male figure skating, and the powers-that-be really hope Evan Lysacek wins it. In one corner there’s Johnny Weir, the flamboyant performer who once posed for BlackBook in a sarong and high heels. In the other, there’s Lysacek, a... More »

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