U.S. figure skating has slipped badly in viewership

sportU.S. figure skating has slipped badly in viewership
There was an evening at the recent U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Boston when it felt like a time warp. The crowd for the Saturday night women’s final, the marquee event at the nationals, made the big arena feel full. Even though the 13,980 in …
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Figure Skating in Harlem announces expansion in Detroit
(WXYZ) – A national figure skating program for girls is coming to Detroit. Announced at the Campus Martius Tree Lighting, Figure Skating in Harlem is bringing its first satellite academic, figure skating and leadership program to the city of Detroit.
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The Physics of Figure Skating
To see physics in action in everyday life, look no further than figure skating. And as the men hit the ice to show off their spins and combinations Tuesday in the Winter Olympics, here’s a perfect chance to watch examples of basic scientific concepts, such …
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U.S. Water Polo: The Other Olympic Dream Team

sportU.S. Water Polo: The Other Olympic Dream Team
What is the world’s most beautiful but brutal sport? Hockey? Boxing? How about water polo, which combines ripped bodies, broken eye sockets, and hard fouls under water, where refs can’t see them? Not to mention it requires nonstop swimming. Says 36-year …
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View: Court is trying to push patriotism through the words of ‘non-nationalist’
Next were the Johnny Weissmuller Tarzan films. Weissmuller was a champion swimmer: five Olympic golds for swimming and a bronze for water polo. He notched up over 50 world records. Didn’t know any of that till recently, but all his Tarzan movies were …
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Heading off concussions in water polo
A novel probe will be investigating impact injuries in water polo. The goal of the three-pronged study – aided by the popular sport’s national governing body – is to compile scientific data on risk, prevalence and protection. As a result of ongoing …
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U.S. finalizes Olympic figure skating team, with a surprise

sportU.S. finalizes Olympic figure skating team, with a surprise
BOSTON – The names on the U.S. Olympic figure skating team were still supposed to be a secret, so Ashley Wagner slipped under the stands to cry. Hours after a performance she described as a “tearful little wimp out on the ice,” the two-time national …
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Sport Court: Is Figure Skating a Sport?
Following this Court’s decision in National Hockey League v. United States (2013), U.S. Figure Skating brought suit against the United States. The association is the recognized governing body for its athletic organization in the United States per the U …
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Tales of childhood bullying reveal the ugly side of figure skating
SOCHI, Russia – For the brief snapshot in time that is the Winter Olympics, figure skaters are among the most-watched athletes on the planet. They are the focus of the attention, and sometimes adulation, of a global audience. But for many male figure …
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Most U.S. beers to get calorie and ingredient labels

cusineMost U.S. beers to get calorie and ingredient labels
(CNN)The most popular alcoholic beverage in America is about to get all health-conscious: Most beer brewers are voluntarily including freshness dating, calories, nutritional details and an ingredients list on their labels. The goal for brewers and …
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Calorie Labels: They’re Not Just for Light Beers Anymore
Beer brewers are being asked to share nutritional information on labels, but what does the move really mean? Light beers are in the business of touting their low calories on their label. But you may soon find more beer makers slapping calorie counts on …
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12 Beers of Summer @ Gladstone Hotel
Don your ugliest Hawaiian shirt and cozy up with a beer (or 12) at our all-night party. We’ve gathered a long list of our favourite breweries who will all descend on the Gladstone Hotel on Friday July 29th, where they’ll be pouring glasses of good cheer in …
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How does U.S. Olympic swimming team size up to competition in Rio?

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After eight days of tight competition at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials in Omaha, the U.S. will head to Rio featuring a swim team with a five-time Olympian with 22 Olympic medals in his trophy case (Michael Phelps), a four-time Olympian with 12 medals …
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Omega Timing puts U.S. Swim Trials media members in the pool to test technology
In competitive swimming, the fastest time wins. But, who keeps the time, and how they keep it, matters when Olympic medals are on the line. The official timekeeper of the Rio Games showed KTIV’s Matt Breen what they do by putting me in the pool.
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What’s Happening: Piedmont Swim Team looking for new members
Piedmont Swim Team — Looking for new swimmers, boys and girls ages 6-18, for year round competitive swim team. For details contact joinpst@piedmontswimteam.org, www.piedmontswimteam.org Alameda Attack — Makeup tryouts for Alameda Fall baseball team for …
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Adam Rippon’s win at U.S. Figure Skating Championships likely to fuel debate

US Championships Figure SkatingAdam Rippon’s win at U.S. Figure Skating Championships likely to fuel debate
Rippon earned 182.74 points for his free skate for a total of 270.75. Aaron, the 2013 U.S champ who led after the short program, received 177.72 points for 269.55 total. Chen had 180.60 points for 266.93 total after he fell on a triple axel, a jump he …
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VIDEO: Bollywood Entry At The European Figure Skating Championships Walks Away
The 2016 edition of the European Figure Skating Championships held in Slovakia welcomed a stellar Bollywood entry by Russian Olympic champions Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov. The couple delivered a flawless performance, while dancing to …
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Carolina Kostner sets competitive figure skating return
Olympic bronze medalist Carolina Kostner said she plans to return to competitive figure skating in September for the first time in more than two years, according to Italian media. “I’ve talked to my team, and we’ve decided to stage the comeback in …
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