ISU Votes to Increase Minimum Competition Age for Skaters

In a historic decision, the International Skating Union (ISU) voted to increase the minimum age for skaters to compete from 15 to 17. The rule change was passed by the ISU Congress earlier this month in response to the Kamila Valieva doping controversy which occurred at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. Valieva, the 15-year-old RussianContinue reading “ISU Votes to Increase Minimum Competition Age for Skaters”

Oksana Chusovitina: A Gymnastics Icon

Gymnastics is an extremely difficult and demanding sport, requiring strength, flexibility, stamina, and balance. As such, the athletes competing at an elite level are generally younger in age. For women’s gymnastics in particular the typical age range is very finite, as Olympic athletes are most often between age 16 and their mid-20’s. Given these demographics,Continue reading “Oksana Chusovitina: A Gymnastics Icon”

Beijing 2022 Women’s Figure Skating

The women’s single skating event final took place on February 17th and it was an evening full of excitement, emotions, and surprises. The top 25 skaters after the short program qualified for the free skate, and the order in which they competed at this event was determined by their position after the short program. TheContinue reading “Beijing 2022 Women’s Figure Skating”

Beijing 2022 Women’s Hockey Recap: Gold Medal Game

The Canadians are back on top. After a dominant tournament, they were able to finish the job, beating the Americans en route to a gold medal. The meetings between these two teams never disappoint. When they met in the preliminary round, Canada won 4-2. There is always so much passion, hatred and energy. This oneContinue reading “Beijing 2022 Women’s Hockey Recap: Gold Medal Game”

Beijing 2022 Men’s Figure Skating

The men’s single skating competition took place this week in Beijing and it was an event full of beautiful artistry and powerful skating. The short program commenced on Tuesday, February 8th where the top 24 of 29 skaters would move on to Thursday’s free skate. At the conclusion of the short program, Nathan Chen ofContinue reading “Beijing 2022 Men’s Figure Skating”

Beijing 2022 Women’s Hockey Recap Day 9

We are in the home stretch! Just two more games left until we crown an Olympic champion in women’s hockey. Let’s talk about the games that set the gold and bronze medal matchups. Canada 10 – Switzerland 3 This Canadian team did what they do best and scored early to grab and hold onto theContinue reading “Beijing 2022 Women’s Hockey Recap Day 9”

Beijing 2022 Women’s Hockey Recap: Day 8

Saturday’s action saw the two teams win their way into the final semi-finals spots and the other two sent home. ROC 2 – Switzerland 4 It was the battle of the bottom of Group A. ROC and Switzerland finished 4th and 5th in their group which led to this matchup. Neither team got on theContinue reading “Beijing 2022 Women’s Hockey Recap: Day 8”

Beijing 2022 Women’s Hockey Recap: Day 7

It’s officially the elimination round. We are down to eight teams, all playing for a chance at a medal. The first day of elimination games had two quarter-finals on the schedule. United States 4 – Czech Republic 1 I’m not sure anyone predicted that this game would be tied at one heading into the thirdContinue reading “Beijing 2022 Women’s Hockey Recap: Day 7”

Beijing 2022 Women’s Hockey Recap: Day 5

Day 5 of Olympic hockey was filled with exciting wins and COVID-19 drama. ROC 1 – Canada 6 Group A Canada got their win but it certainly didn’t come easy. The game was set to begin just after 12:00 pm local time (11:00 pm EST) but was delayed by an hour. It was reported thatContinue reading “Beijing 2022 Women’s Hockey Recap: Day 5”

Beijing 2022 Women’s Hockey Recap: Day 3

The third day of Olympic hockey saw four teams pick up their second win of the tournament. There were two games from both Group A and Group B. Canada 11 – Finland 1 Group A It was another lopsided victory for Canada. It was also another game where Sarah Fillier opened the scoring for them.Continue reading “Beijing 2022 Women’s Hockey Recap: Day 3”