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Source: Global News

Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir win Olympic ice dancing gold

Today 12:42 GMT

Canada’s figure skating darlings Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir took home ice dancing gold at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, capping off their historic Olympic career.

Virtue and Moir are tied with Gillis Grafström of Sweden, Sonja Henie of Norway and Russia’s Irina Rodnina for the most gold medals in Olympic figure skating history. Tuesday’s medal for the three-time world champions makes it the third for the pair.

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Source: Washington Post

‘Women’ or ‘ladies’ At the Winter Olympics, that depends on the sport.

Today 13:38 GMT

Barry Svrluga: For Noora Raty, a continental divide is the difference between bronze and gold. Major Olympic wardrobe malfunction strikes during French ice dancers’ short program. Jerry Brewer: ‘This is freakin’ awesome’: After enduring big winds, snowboarders welcome big air

It has been 50 years since Peggy Fleming won gold at the 1968 Grenoble Olympics, dazzling judges with graceful choreography and a flawlessly executed single axel.

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Source: BBC

Winter Olympics: Ice dancer Gabriella Papadakis endures 'nightmare' as dress comes undone

Today 12:42 GMT

The 22-year-old had just started her short dance routine at the Winter Olympics when her dress came undone, leaving her breast exposed.

"We make sure we're watching what's happening at the Oscars and what's happening on the red carpet so we know the latest trends, because that's what they're going to be asking for," Doyle told the Boston Globe.

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Source: DW

'Senior figures' in Israel's Bezeq arrested in corruption probe tied to Netanyahu

Monday 17:17 GMT

"Due to evidence the securities authority uncovered in the Bezeq affair that raised suspicions of additional crimes, this morning a new joint investigation was opened ... in which a number of suspects were arrested, including senior executives in the Bezeq group," according to a joint statement from the ISA and state prosecutors.

Although the police statement on Sunday gave no details, media reports suggest the latest allegations against Bezeq are that it received benefits in exchange for enabling favorable media coverage of Netanyahu.

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Source: Common Domain

Dick Button’s Cool With Twitter—and a Tie

Monday 06:05 GMT

When Japanese phenom Yuzuru Hanyu skated to gold, 88-year-old Dick Button was up watching, and offering his take on the state of modern skating and why Nathan Chen is like Beyonce.

It was half past midnight back at Button’s home in North Salem, New York, but the 88-year-old figure skating icon sounded energized, wide-awake. PYEONGCHANG, South Korea—“I thought it was wonderful skating,” Dick Button said on the telephone.

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Source: The Guradian

Adam Rippon, John Curry and figure skating's complex history with gay athletes

Sunday 10:50 GMT

Because, for a sport that revolves around individuality and expressiveness, figure skating has a rather complex history with gay athletes.

Rippon had delivered a powerful, artistic performance as the United States claimed bronze in the figure skating team event. On Monday in Pyeongchang, Adam Rippon and Eric Radford posed for a photo together, Olympic medals proudly draped around their necks.

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Source: New York Times

Still Talking After All These Years

Sunday 14:30 GMT

The American Psychoanalytic Association (known as APsaA), which was founded 107 years ago, reports that the number of candidates in psychoanalytic training at its institutes is up slightly from 5 years ago, from 794 to 827.

A traditional course of psychoanalytic treatment still means seeing a therapist several times a week for years or even decades — and yes, there are still couches. “The paradox is that in this chaotic society,” Dr. Wolfe said, “psychoanalysis has never been needed so much.”

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Source: The Guradian

Yuzuru Hanyu retains Olympic figure skating gold as Nathan Chen roars back

Sunday 06:05 GMT

Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu, figure skating’s biggest star, completed a dramatic comeback from injury in the most satisfying way imaginable, defending his Olympic gold medal to become the sport’s first two-time men’s champion at the Winter Games since Dick Button of the United States in 1948 and 1952.

Hanyu becomes the fourth men’s skater in Olympic history to win back-to-back Olympic golds after Button, Austria’s Karl Schafer (1932 and 1936) and Sweden’s Gillis Grafstron (1920, 1924 and 1928).

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Source: The Guradian

‘Harassment is systemic’: why white roses won't change the music industry

Sunday 09:00 GMT

Asked about the scale of sexual harassment in British music, he says “every single industry faces these kinds of unacceptable problems”, and expresses certainty that the industry is addressing its former issues with inequality. The BPI has not planned any topical speeches or performances for the ceremony, preferring to leave “artists and presenters freedom to exercise this right on the night”, Iley says.

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Source: New York Times

Figure Skating Live Results: Yuzuru Hanyu Aims for Repeat Gold

Sunday 00:36 GMT

• Another American, Adam Rippon, is in seventh, but with no quads in his program, set to Coldplay, it will be very hard for him to move up much.

Jin Boyang of China will go for four quads and skate to an intriguing medley of Holst’s the Planets and “Star Wars.”. • In fifth and sixth are Dmitri Aliev of Russia and Patrick Chan of Canada, but with only two quads planned each. • Shoma Uno of Japan has four quads and will perform to music from the opera “Turandot.”

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