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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.

Pairs

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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2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Preview

Jason Brown sees his Sochi hotel room.

Jason Brown sees his Sochi hotel room.

We’re excited, yes I said excited, about these Olympics. We have so many questions that need answering. Will Jeremy Abbott get over his nerves? Will the fifth ring from the opening ceremony ever open? Will they please let Jason Brown take another official picture?

But before we get to all that, we must, out of good conscience, talk about the European Championships and the Four Continents.

Javier Fernández wins. Michal Březina, Tomáš Verner, and Brian Joubert should be getting their AARP cards. Florent Amodio ruins our stellar prediction record. Julia Lipnitskaia wins. Carolina Kostner switch hits. Volosozhar & Trankov win, as do Cappellini & Lanotte. Mirai Nagasu and Richard Dornbush go into exile. Kanako Murakami, Takahito Mura, and Sui & Han win. Kayne & O’Shea and Scimeca & Knierim take the silver and bronze. Hubbell & Donohue cycle it up. Aldridge & Eaton make their Ice Queens debut.

Now the Olympics…

Team Event

Figure skating teams up on us. Jeremy Abbott digs. Evgeni Plushenko gets a haircut.

The Pairs

Volosozhar & Trankov are a Frankenpair. Savchenko & Szolkowy probably won’t get the gold this time around, either. Pang & Tong hit the century mark. Duhamel & Radford and Moore-Towers & Moscovitch look good. Stolbova & Klimov will get some experience.

Predictions

Liz: Volosozhar & Trankov

Tori: Volosozhar & Trankov, Savchenko & Szolkowy, Duhamel & Radford

The Men

Jeremy Abbott likes the ice. Patrick Chan may not run in front anymore. Yuzuru Hanyu jumps it up. Evgeni Plushenko may get overscored. Javier Fernandez does three quads. Daisuke Takahashi gets a pass. Jason Brown should have fun. Denis Ten fights through his illness.

Predictions

Liz: Yuzuru Hanyu

Tori: Yuzuru Hanyu, Patrick Chan, Javier Fernandez

Ice Dancing

Davis & White should win. Then Virtue & Moir. Bobrova & Soloviev don’t impress Johnny Weir as much as we thought they would. Péchalat & Bourzat deserve to beat them, as do Chock & Bates. And Cappellini & Lanotte. And Weaver & Poje.

Predictions

Liz: Davis & White

Tori: Davis & White, Virtue & Moir, Bobrova & Soloviev

The Ladies

Kim Yu-na may win, but she won’t like doing it. Mao Asada will be in there. Julia Lipnitskaia may Lipinski in. Carolina Kostner threatens for her birthday. Akiko Suzuki might sneak in. Gracie Gold is our best chance to medal. Ashley Wagner listens to us.

Predictions

Liz: Julia Lipnitskaia
Tori: Kim Yu-na, Julia Lipnitskaia, Mao Asada.

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2014 U.S. Figure Skating Championships – part 2

The Shibutanis react to The Ice Queens podcast. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

The Shibutanis react to the latest Ice Queens podcast. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

2014 U.S. Figure Skating Championships 2: Electric Boogalloo. That’s right, we’re back… for everyone who believes in the beat. Here’s what we’re talking about:

Ice Dance

Chock & Bates impress. Davis & White get inflated. The Shibutanis look at the skaters in the mirror. Hubbell & Donohue may be onto something.

Ladies

Gracie Gold gets pushed. Polina Edmunds arms herself. Mirai Nagasu breaks it up. Ashley Wagner uses both feet. Agnes Zawadzki has a tough time, and Rachael Flatt shows up.

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2010 Olympics Preview

It’s Super Sunday! Are you ready for some figure skating?

The Ice Queens’ Olympics Preview show! If you’re new to figure skating, we’ve compiled this handy chart to help you place your bets enjoy the Games.

Here’s who’s going to medal in Pairs:

Tori says:

  • Shen & Zhao – Gold
  • Pang & Tong – Silver
  • Savchenko & Szolkowy – Bronze

Liz says:

  • Shen & Zhao – Gold
  • Pang & Tong – Silver
  • Kavaguti & Smirnov – Bronze (or is it Booze?)

The rest are: Zhang & Zhang, Mukhortova & Trankov, Volosozhar & Morozov (the Ukranian Robots,) Dube & Davidson, and Denney & Barrett.

Here’s who’s going to medal in the Men:

Tori says:

  • Evgeni Plushenko – Gold
  • Jeremy Abbott – Silver
  • Evan Lysachek – Bronze

Liz says:

  • Evgeni Plushenko – Gold
  • Jeremy Abbott – Silver
  • Stephane Lambiel – Bronze

And the rest: Johnnie Weir, Brian Joubert, Daisake Takahashi, Oda Nobanari, and Patrick Chan.

Here’s who’s going to medal in Ice Dancing:

Tori and Liz say:

  • Virtue & Moir – Gold
  • Davis & White – Silver
  • Belbin & Agosto – Bronze

The rest are: Domnin & Shabalin, Delobel & Schoenfelder, and Khokhlova & Novitski.

Here’s who’s going to medal in the Ladies:

Tori says:

  • Kim Yu-Na – Gold
  • Mao Asada – Silver
  • Miki Ando – Bronze

Liz says:

  • Kim Yu-Na – Gold
  • Mirai Nagasu – Silver
  • Miki Ando – Bronze

And the rest: Joannie Rochette, Akiko Suzuki, Rachel Flatt, Carolina Kostner, Laura Lepisto, and Alena Leonova.

For all the snarky analysis behind the picks, listen to the podcast!