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  • Olympic figure skater Ashley Wagner says she was sexually assaulted as teen

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    Former Olympian Ashley Wagner says she was sexually assaulted by another figure skater in 2008 when she 17. The three-time national champion writes in USA Today on Thursday that John Coughlin climbed into her bed after a party at a skating camp and began kissing and groping her. Coughlin was 22 at the time.

  • Patrick Chan cutting down on quads for Skate Canada

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    Patrick Chan has rewritten both his short and long programs to cut down on quads, a move that runs contrary to to skaters such as Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu and American Nathan Chen, who frequently utilize multiple quads in their routines.

  • Spinning performances into gold starts at camp for Canada's Olympic figure skaters

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    At an open house to sell a property, it's best foot forward. At the annual Skate Canada High Performance Camp this week in Mississauga, Ont., it's the same story. Canada's elite skaters — and this season's Olympic hopefuls — were on hand to offer a sneak peek of their material for this most important season.

  • Controversy hits Russia over Holocaust ice dance routine

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    An Olympic ice-dancing gold medallist and her dancing partner have caused controversy by dressing up in concentration camp uniforms for a routine on a popular television show.

  • Canadian figure skaters show new looks at pre-season camp

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    Patrick Chan, Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje, and Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir were among the figure skating stars who reemerged to put their new programs on display at Skate Canada’s annual High Performance Camp.

  • Patrick Chan plans to skate without a coach

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    Canadian figure skater Patrick Chan isn't ready to name a new head coach just yet. Chan, a three-time world champion, said Wednesday at a Skate Canada high performance camp that he's comfortable working alone for now.

  • Canada's figure skating youth surge on full display

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    The elite athletes in attendance at Skate Canada’s annual High Performance Camp this week had one thing on their minds: to impress. It's exactly what the young Canadian skaters delivered, according to CBC Sports analyst Pj Kwong.


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