When American figure skater Adam Rippon hit the ice in the team competition at the PyeongChang Olympics last week, Lorrie Parker of Morristown, N.J., liked what she saw. Rippon skated well, with one misstep in a triple lutz during the free skate portion of the event. All nine judges factored that flaw into their scoring. But Parker, the lone American on the panel, gave Rippon a mark far higher than all but one of the other judges.
On Wednesday, the U.S. women’s national ice-hockey team will play for the gold medal, against Canada. This matchup was expected: since women’s hockey was added to the Olympics, in 1998, the two teams have faced off in the finals in every Winter Games save one—2006, in Turin, when Sweden upset the U.S. in the semifinals. This time, the U.S. and Canada both clobbered their semifinals opponents (Finland and the Olympic Athletes from Russia , respectively) 5–0.
In 2010, a German journalist was watching junior figure skaters compete in Courchevel, France, when he noticed something odd. The journalist, who was sitting behind the judging stand with a group of French chaperones, saw a judge from Italy, Walter Toigo, looking at the scores of his fellow judges.
@NoceraBV I have! And agreed -- it's a zenith of Monopoly-related TV dialogue, which there is quite simply not enough of.
And, of course, Lizzie Magie was a lefty trying to do the opposite when she created it. Irony abounds!
As we continue to watch the stunning figure skaters in #PeyongChang2018, let us not forget the badass that is Surya Bonaly AND HOW SHE COULD BACKFLIP ON ICE AND LAND ON A SINGLE BLADE.
I caught up with her for @outlinehttp://bit.ly/2H6rM8V
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