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Johnny Weir Trades Skates For TV

AP | BARRY WILNER | Posted 10.23.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — Known as much for his outrageous costumes and comments as his intriguing skating, Johnny Weir is leaving the ice for the...

The Sporting Life: Then and Now

Emily Kelting | Posted 11.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Emily Kelting

Now, as I am on the other side of 60, participating in sports mean staying active and feeling fit. I also subscribe to the African proverb, "If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together."

Michelle Kwan's Transition From Sports to Diplomacy (VIDEO)

Nicholas Kralev | Posted 11.09.2013 | Sports
Nicholas Kralev

Sports is a "useful tool" in diplomacy that helps to "engage foreign publics and connect people all over the world," Michelle Kwan, a five-time world figure-skating champion and the first public diplomacy envoy for the State Department.

The Diplomat

Senain Kheshgi | Posted 10.06.2013 | Sports
Senain Kheshgi

Growing up in 1980s America, we were inundated with images of life on the other side of the Iron Curtain. Everyday, news reports beamed stories of soldiers patrolling the Berlin Wall and Eastern European politicians spouting rhetoric against the United States.

Countdown: The Top 10 Ladies' Programs of 2012-2013

Kitty Xie | Posted 06.22.2013 | Teen
Kitty Xie

Now that the 2012-2013 figure skating season has officially concluded with the victory ceremony of the 2013 World Team Trophy, it's time to watch replays, remember the good, and venerate the great.

Olympic Medalist Michelle Kwan Married

AP | Posted 03.22.2013 | Sports

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Olympic medalist figure skater Michelle Kwan and a grandson of the late U.S. Sen. Claiborne Pell have married in Rhode Island. Th...


Posted 01.16.2013 | Teen

Watch out, Katniss: There's a new "girl on fire" in town. Last week, 2012 U.S. Junior National Champion ice skater Gracie Gold made an appearance on t...

The Carnegie Hall Gala and Drinks With a Queen

Tom Murro | Posted 12.08.2012 | Celebrity
Tom Murro

Wednesday night October 3, I attended Carnegie Hall's 2012-2013 Season Opening Night Gala in NYC with Olympic Silver Medalist Sasha Cohen. Hanging ...

Kate Gauthier, Disney on Ice Star, on Playing Cinderella

Leah Singer | Posted 12.08.2012 | Entertainment
Leah Singer

Kate Gauthier is living the fairy tale dream as she tours the country with Disney on Ice playing none other than Cinderella.

Michelle Kwan Is Engaged!

Posted 09.13.2012 | Weddings

World champion figure skater Michelle Kwan is engaged! According to People, the two-time Olympic medalist got engaged to boyfriend Clay Pell, who w...

How I Overcame the Fear of Failure

Jeanette Cajide | Posted 10.06.2012 | Small Business
Jeanette Cajide

Always in the back of my mind were the personal and financial sacrifices my parents were making on my behalf so I knew I would have to make a decision soon enough. I ended up making an imperfect decision based on fear. I was afraid to fall.

At 59, Woman Revives A Childhood Dream Put On Ice

Huff/Post50 | Lori Weiss | Posted 06.18.2012 | Fifty

One of the reasons I started my website, is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. Women should know that they don't have to hang...

Ashley Cain: US Figure Skating's Rising Star

Lesleyann Coker | Posted 04.14.2012 | Sports
Lesleyann Coker

At the recent U.S. Figure Skating Championships the crowd was treated to a preview of skaters who will contend for the Olympic team in 2014. One particular skater had the audience buzzing -- 16-year-old Ashley Cain.

Curtis M. Wong

Here's Johnny: Skating Champ Sounds Off On 2014 Olympic Pursuits, Music And Married Life | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.27.2012 | Gay Voices

If you thought that Johnny Weir would mellow as he settled into married life, think again. The three-time U.S. champion figure skater, who tied th...

Johnny Weir Married On New Year's Eve

AP | Associated Press | Posted 03.04.2012 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — Figure skating star Johnny Weir celebrated the New Year by tying the knot. The three-time U.S. champion married Atlan...

Johnny Weir MARRIED!

Posted 01.03.2012 | Sports

Love was certainly in the air, at least in the sports world, as 2011 gave way to 2012. First, Michael Jordan got engaged on Dec. 29. Then LeBron James...

American Captures Gold In China Grand Prix

AP | CHI-CHI ZHANG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

BEIJING — American Alissa Czisny protected her overnight lead to take gold Saturday after the women's free skate program at the Grand Prix final. ...

Lemons Into Lemonade With the Skater Sasha Cohen

James M. Clash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
James M. Clash

Sometimes catastrophe is the perfect catalyst for making lemonade from lemons. Such was the case when I skated with 2006 Torino Olympic silver medalist Sasha Cohen.

Evgeni Plushenko INELIGIBLE For Olympics

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Evgeni Plushenko will need more than quadruple jumps to make it to the Sochi Olympics. The Olympic gold and silver meda...

Johnny Weir Shares His Style Secrets!

StyleCaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Fashion and figure skating are rarely thought of as synonymous (see: bedazzled unitards), that is until America fell in love with Johnny Weir.

Johnny Weir 'Not Family Friendly' Enough For Stars On Ice?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Johnny Weir represented the United States in the Vancouver Olympics last month, but that accomplishment is evidently not enough to earn him a spot on...

Johnny Weir Responds To 'Too Gay' Comments On Joy Behar Show (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Johnny Weir, the flamboyant U.S. Olympic figure skater, appeared on "The Joy Behar Show" last night and addressed the comments that he is "too gay" fo...

No Gold Medal for Homophobic Olympics Coverage

Jarrett Barrios | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jarrett Barrios

There is a deep and deeply troubling assumption in the minds of sports commentators that "it's a man's world" and that means gay people or those who break gender norms aren't welcome.

Is Johnny Weir "Too Gay" For Figure Skating? (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

While pundits have deemed him "too gay for figure skating," the fact is Johnny Weir is a U.S. champion athlete, no matter how insane his costumes or s...

The Most Ridiculous Figure Skating Outfits From The 2010 Olympics (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

We love figure skating. The crazy faces athletes make mid-air, the subtle incest themes, and (most importantly) the huge number of fashion fails. This...