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Sun reporterHer smile stretched from one end of the rink to the other, and hundreds of young girls excitedly shrieked her name: "Kimmie! Kimmie!" The screams bounced off the rafters. Bel Air's ice princess, 16-year-old figure skater Kimmie Meissner, took her place...
Sun reporterKimmie Meissner concluded her first season skating among the sport's elite in spectacular fashion, and she'll now turn her attention to the next big event on her calendar: the school prom. "Well, I'm going with a friend who is a guy," she said, "but [he'...
Times Staff WriterTURIN, Italy — It was a normal Saturday night for the Hughes family of Great Neck, N.Y., or as normal as life can be for a family of eight that includes 2002 Olympic figure skating champion Sarah Hughes and, seemingly, everyone they meet. Emily...
Sun reporterThe title "world champion" implies that one can't do a whole lot better. In the high-stakes arena of sporting fame and product endorsement, however, Olympic gold is the ultimate prize for a figure skater. Thus, Bel Air's Kimmie Meissner has work to do...
Special to The Los Angeles TimesSure, we all live in L.A. for the sunshine. But that's hard to remember when the mercury blasts past the point at which you can fry an egg on the sidewalk. Suddenly, all you want is a quick getaway to somewhere very, very cool. Better yet, glacially cold....
Sun reporterCal Ripken Jr. has developed a lucrative, baseball-centered career that includes stints as a television analyst, co-owner of a minor league team and a long list of other business interests since retiring from the Baltimore Orioles in 2002. But when he...
Figure skating fans may thrill to the jumps and spins, but it's the pageantry that keeps us watching. Sometimes a skater wears the costume; sometimes it's the other way around. Here's a snapshot of memorable (and a few forgettable) style moments in...
Tags: Ice Skating, Scott J. Hamilton, Sports, Johnny Weir, Sasha Cohen
There are certain inevitabilities to any figure skating competition. Plastic-wrapped flowers and stuffed animals will be thrown onto the ice. The audience will gasp at a botched triple Lutz, then break into mild applause for encouragement's sake. A gangly...
Tags: Judges, Johnny Weir, Christian Dior, Eyewear, Music Theater
Sun reporterCal Ripken Jr., who usually avoids the political arena, was named a State Department sports envoy yesterday. He plans to remain politically neutral even as he joins forces with the Bush administration to try to bolster America's image overseas. The...
Sun reporterThirty-one years ago this month, Dorothy Hamill felt the weight of Olympic gold around her neck as she stood on the podium in Innsbruck, Austria. Her mind raced. Her emotions soared. Silently, she gave thanks to her parents, her coaches and her...
In recent years, Skate America, one of six stops on the annual Grand Prix figure skating circuit, has been held in third-tier cities barely able to attract a respectable-sized crowd. This year, it's in a community of 102,000, a half-hour north of Seattle....
Sun reporterThe judges for the Winter Olympics women's figure skating competition got it right. What fun is that? Of course, there was hardly any way they could have gotten it wrong after yesterday's long program. Not even the French judge would have dared try to...
Tags: Arts, Justice System, Judges, Chicago Tribune, Russia
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