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Kristi Yamaguchi

An Interview With Gold Medalist Kristi Yamaguchi

Anne Maxfield | Posted 04.19.2014 | Sports
Anne Maxfield

"My skating was dictated by the music. I probably couldn't compete without it. I think a lot of times you almost go on automatic pilot once you hear that first note... your body just knows what it's supposed to do to each note."

Olympic Athletes and Self-Reliance

Anita Casalina | Posted 04.11.2014 | Impact
Anita Casalina

Some athletes even take their hard won notoriety and maybe those endorsements they worked so hard to get, and they go on to start or support charities to help others better their lives.

8 Olympic Figure Skaters You Were Obsessed With As A Kid, Then And Now

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 01.27.2014 | Women

Between the artistry, the thrill of watching fearsome athletes hurl themselves into epic jumps, and the costumes (oh, the costumes!) it's no wonder fi...

Legends of the Ice: A Story About Kismet

Anne Maxfield | Posted 03.27.2014 | Sports
Anne Maxfield

From now on, whenever Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" comes on the radio, it will take me back to the Izod Center in New Jersey for the Legends of the Ice show.

Kristi Yamaguchi Explains Why She Isn't Pushing Her Kids To Skate

Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

Will Kristi Yamaguchi's daughters follow down her icy path? Only time will tell. For now, mom just wants her children to have fun. Although her yo...

WATCH: Kristi Yamaguchi Talks 2014 Sochi Olympics

HuffPost Live | Ishita Singh | Posted 01.23.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Twenty-two years after winning an Olympic gold medal for figure skating, Kristi Yamaguchi sat down with HuffPost Live host Alyona Minkovski to discuss...

Olympic Skating Champ Talks Brian Boitano, LGBT Athletes In Sochi

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

Olympic champion Kristi Yamaguchi applauded her friend and fellow figure skater Brian Boitano, who came out as gay last month, in an interview with Hu...

The 8 Coolest Things I Did in 2013

Anne Maxfield | Posted 03.02.2014 | Taste
Anne Maxfield

This year a lot happened to the Accidental Locavore and in the spirit of a year-end round-up, here's a look back at some of the cool stuff from 2013. ...

You're Only as Good as Your Numbers

Ashley Underwood | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Ashley Underwood

I can't imagine adding another self tracking device like Fitbit to tell me that all that spinning on sidewalks made my number of steps decrease by 7 percent from yesterday, that I would be 19 percent more efficient today if I hadn't gotten out of bed twice last night to pee and that regardless of what I do to 'improve' myself, I still have a 67 percent chance of getting breast cancer.

Romney: '02 Olympics Made Possible By 'Enormous Spending And Services' Of Federal Government

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney said he would have been unable to host the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Utah, had it not been for the "enormous spending a...

SLIDESHOW: Top Olympians' Causes

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 09.29.2012 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

If you're like me, and lots of other people, you're completely enthralled with the Olympic Games happening right now in London. I find them amazing w...

Pro-Romney Group Makes Big Move For Candidate

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.30.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK — An independent group backing Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is out with a new TV ad featuring a trio of former Olympic ath...

From Gold Medalist To Health Entrepreneur: 10 Olympians Who've Turned Their Passion Into Profit

Posted 06.28.2012 | Healthy Living

They may be well known for setting records on the track or in the pool, but many of the U.S. top Olympians have a passion for health and fitness that ...

Stars Align for Healing at Jane Seymour's "Open Hearts" Event

Cassandra M. Bellantoni | Posted 07.02.2012 | Impact
Cassandra M. Bellantoni

Jane Seymour was the picture of beauty, grace and kindness as she spoke passionately about rising above hatred and bitterness to do something meaningful for others.

FIgure Skater Kristi Yamaguchi Becomes Best-Selling Children's Author

phillyburbs.com | Figure Skater Kristi Yamaguchi Turns Best | Posted 05.30.2011 | Books

Childhood reading is so important. I still vividly remember the first book I ever read, and many of the stories from my younger years have stayed wit...

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.

Faces of America: The Yamaguchi Story -- How an Immigrant Farmer Paved the Way for Success

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Tatsuichi Yamaguchi did not have the option to do anything else with his life -- all he knew was farming. But he refused to be broken by his experience, and he paved the way for his children's and his grandchildren's success.

Scott Hamilton Skating Again: RETURN To Ice Provides Inspiration For Thanksgiving Special (VIDEO)

Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Scott Hamilton, world-renowned figure skater and Olympic Gold Medalist, is back on the ice this month after more than five years without skating due t...

"Dancing With The Stars" Crowns Gold-Medal Winner

AP | SANDY COHEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — After four consecutive male winners on "Dancing With the Stars," it was finally ladies' night. Kristi Yamaguchi was named the new...

Though it's Hard to See Her as the Underdog Breaking a Curse, Kristi Yamaguchi Justly Won Dancing With the Stars

Tonya Plank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tonya Plank

I said at the beginning of the season that Kristi Yamaguchi was the best contestant ever to be on the Dancing With the Stars, and last night she rightly won.

Cristian Soldiers On and Makes Dancing With the Stars Top 5

Tonya Plank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tonya Plank

So, Cristian is going to continue despite his need for surgery. It's a brave decision, and shows how popular and respected this dance show has become.

Dancing With the Stars: The Musical Mambo Gets Marlee Matlin Booted (and Shannon Elizabeth Hangs On)

Tonya Plank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tonya Plank

I would have liked to hear Marlee's perspective on her difficulties. We heard the judges say everything looked "forced," but Mambo is impossible without being able to hear the music.

Matlin on `Dancing With the Stars'

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Priscilla Presley, Kristi Yamaguchi and Marlee Matlin are catching dance fever. They are among the dozen celebrities who will com...