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Russian Figure Skater, 15, First Woman to Land Quad Jump at Olympics

Russian teenager Kamila Valieva made figure skating history Monday, becoming the first woman to land a quadruple jump in Olympic competition — and not content with one, she nailed two. Her efforts helped the Russians win gold in the first figure skating medals awarded at the Beijing Games, as they beat the United States into

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Promising Skier Flees Belarus After Banned Over Political Views – Reuters

A promising cross-country skier and her family have fled Belarus days into the Beijing Winter Olympics after she was barred from competing over her family’s political views, Reuters reported Wednesday. Daria Dolidovich, 17, had her International Ski Federation (FIS) code deactivated by the Belarus Ski Union in December as part of the Belarus Cross-Country Skiing

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Valieva Skating Scandal Casts Dark Cloud Over Beijing 2022

Russian skating star Kamila Valieva took to the ice in a stuttered and underwhelming performance at the Beijing Winter Olympics on Thursday, missing her shot at a medal in the women’s singles event that she was expected to easily win. For many onlookers, the 15-year-old prodigy’s mere presence in the final was a calamity for

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Tally of Medals for Russian Athletes

Russian athletes are competing in the Beijing Winter Olympics under the neutral banner of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) due to a ban stemming from state-sponsored doping violations. So far the ROC ranked ninth with 32 medals overall. Here’s a list of medals they’ve won: Feb. 20 Hockey Silver men’s for ROC. Feb. 19 Figure

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Russian Gymnast Faces Disciplinary Action After Donning Invasion Symbol

A Russian gymnast will face disciplinary action for wearing a symbol linked to his country’s invasion of Ukraine on the podium of the Apparatus World Cup, the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) said Monday. Twenty-year-old Ivan Kuliak took to the podium in third place alongside Ukrainian gold medalist Kovtun Illia at the Gymnastics World Cup event

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