XXII Olympic Winter Games – Sochi 2014 – Part 1

Jason Dungjen and Plushy.

Jason Dungjen and Plushy.

After watching the figure skating at the Sochi 2014 games so far, we don’t know whose eyes hurt worse, Bob Costas’s or ours. Here’s what we’ve sat through so far:

Team Trophy

Evgeni Plushenko actually skates. Stolbova & Klimov get some NBC airtime. Davis & White crush. Virtue & Moir don’t. Terry Gannon, Johnny Weir, and Tara Lipinski show NBC how it’s done. Ashley Wagner calls ‘em like she sees ‘em.


Castelli & Shnapir and Zhang & Bartholomay clean up, respectably. Volosozhar & Trankov go old school. Stolbova & Klimov lurch to a medal. Savchenko & Szolkowy stay in the pink.

The Men

Yuzuru Hanyu sells. Javier Fernández gets his grades down. Jeremy Abbott turns on the auto pilot. Jason Brown builds his resume. Denis Ten interests us, even with that music. Patrick Chan continues the Canadian Curse. Evgeni Plushenko drops out, “surprisingly.” And Maxim Kovtun gets our sympathy.

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