Ashley Wagner's "Bullshit" Moment Is The First Meme Of The Sochi Games

It's safe to say American figure skater Ashley Wagner was expecting a better score than that. Her face—along with all pretense—dropped after seeing the judges' thoughts on her short program in ladies team competition. » 2/09/14 2:53pm 2/09/14 2:53pm

Meet The Underdogs Of The U.S. Figure Skating Team

The figure skating competition is already underway in Sochi, and I have to break the bad news to you: For the first time in years, no American man or woman is expected to seriously vie for an individual gold medal. Which doesn't mean this won't still be the most fascinating, nerve-wracking competition in the games, or… » 2/06/14 5:28pm 2/06/14 5:28pm

The Real Reason Ashley Wagner Made The U.S. Olympic Figure Skating Team

On Sunday, U.S. Figure Skating gave the final spot on its three-member women's Olympic team to Ashley Wagner, even though she had fallen twice the previous day during an "embarrassing" skate at the national championships in Boston. The other selections were Gracie Gold, the newly crowned national champion who gave… » 1/16/14 6:58pm 1/16/14 6:58pm

Did Mirai Nagasu Lose Out on the Olympics Because of Her Race?

There are a lot of possible reasons why Mirai Nagasu lost a spot on 2014's US Olympic squad to Ashley Wagner, despite finishing ahead of her on Sunday's Nationals. A thought-provoking Wall Street Journal op-ed is one of the few articles to make it explicitly about the race of both women involved: » 1/14/14 5:50pm 1/14/14 5:50pm

Skater Ashley Wagner Chokes at Nationals, Still Makes Olympic Team

Holy drama! U.S. Figure Skating officials chose Ashley Wagner over Mirai Nagasu for their third women's spot on the country's Olympic-bound team, despite the fact that Nagasu won the bronze medal at Nationals on Sunday, while Wagner placed behind her. » 1/13/14 6:45pm 1/13/14 6:45pm

Ashley Wagner Wins Her Second-Straight National Figure Skating Title…

While you were galavanting about on Saturday night instead of patriotically watching the American women figure skate all over Omaha, ice skater and bejewelled costumed wearer Ashley Wagner became the first woman since Michelle Kwan back in 2005 to win back-to-back national titles, despite taking not one, but two nasty… » 1/27/13 1:45pm 1/27/13 1:45pm