ice hockey, in-line skating and roller blading
Sasha Cohen of the United States. She had been a favorite to win, and had a slim lead after the short program, but Sasha is notorious for never being able to skate a clean competition; she usually skates one program beautifully, and makes mistakes in the other, and she did so at the 2006 Olympics. She and Russia's Irina Slutskaya both made mistakes in their free skate, which allowed Shizuka Arakawa to come from third place to win Japan's first gold medal in women's figure skating.
The special figures contest was won by Russian Nikolai Panin, who gave his country its first ever Olympic gold medal. He remains the event's sole winner, as it was subsequently dropped from the program. Ice dance joined as a medal sport in 1976, after appearing as a demonstration event at Grenoble 1968.
Lyudmila Pakhomova and Aleksandr Gorshkov of the Soviet Union.
Field hockey was added to the Olympic summer program in 1908. It was removed in 1924, for lack of a governing international body, but readded in time for 1928 and has been played at every Summer Games since. Women's hockey was also added in 1980.
Ice hockey was added to the Olympic summer program in 1920. It was then moved to the winter program in 1924 and has been played at every Winter Games since. Women's hockey was also added in 1998, after IOC approval in 1992.
Figure skating isn't "PLAYED" we compete in competitions. the first competition was in Thunder-Bay Ontario. biggest city in northwestern ontario.
there's two in each category w/ one runner up
Sonja Henie, the great Norwegian singles skater won 3 straight golds in 1928, 1932, and 1936. Irina Rodnina, a pairs skater from the USSR, won 3 straight titles with two different partners in 1972, 1976, 1980.
TONIGHT! Tuesday, February 23, 2010. I'm not sure what time it's on but just keep your TV on channel 9 (9-1) this evening and you'll see it. They'll probably announce it on there. I can't wait!
It depends on the skills of the player. Hitting and Trapping are basic but overall the most difficult moves a field hockey player will attempt would be either a tomahawk (backhanded hit), or a drag flick.
There was no Winter Olympics in 2004, so there was no Gold Medal winner for Men's figure skating. In 2002, Alexei Yagudin, from Russia, was the Gold Medal winner, and in 2006, Evgeni Plushenko, also of Russia, was the Gold Medal winner.
There were no Winter Olympics Games in 2004. The Winter Olympics were held in 2002 and 2006.
In 2002, Sarah Hughes of the US won the gold. In 2006, Shizuka Arakawa of Japan won the gold.
In men's competition, there are two programs: A short program which is 2 minutes 50 seconds long and a Long Program (or Free Skate) which is 4 minutes 30 long.
In women's, there are also two programs: Short program which is 2 minutes 50 seconds long and a Long Program (or Free Skate) which is 4 minutes long.
In pairs, there are three programs: Short program which is 2 minutes 50 seconds long and a Long Program (or Free Skate) which is 4 minutes 30 seconds long.
In ice dance, there are three programs: Compulsory dance which is 2 minutes 30 seconds long, an Original dance which is approx 2 minutes 30 seconds long and Free dance which is 4 minutes long.
(all the programs could be plus or minus 10 seconds)
If you mean a jump, it could refer to any of the 360 degree rotation jumps (single salchow, toe-loop, loop, flip, or lutz). If you mean a turn without leaving the ice it could be a single rotation twizzle (a turn that rotates and travels down the ice continuously on one foot) or, if it's on two feet: a turn that is generally referred to simply as a "360". Hope this answered your question.
Through the 2006 Games in Turin, twice.
1) 1960 - Barbara Wagner and Robert Paul
2) 2002 - Jamie Salé and David Pelletier
Canada has also won 2 silver and 3 bronze in pairs figure skating.
There was no Winter Olympics in 1996 ... that year the Summer Games were held in Atlanta, USA. Ladies Singles gold medalist at the 1994 Winter Games was Oksana Baiul of Ukraine and at the 1998 Winter Games was Tara Lipinski of the United States.
Men's singles gold medalist was Viktor Petrenko of the Unified Team.
Peggy Fleming won the Olympic Gold Medal for Ladies Figure Skating in 1968. While I am sure she still skates; I have not seen her skate in some years. However, she is active both as a coach and skating commentater and continues to contribute to the sport that she electified with her beautiful skating.
Alena Vrzáňová (Aja Zanova), Czechoslovakia
Brian Orser, Canada
Barbara Underhill and Paul Martini (pairs), Canada
Joyce Hisey, Canada
Willy Bietak, Austria
Nikolai Panin-Kolomenkin (1871-1956), Russia
Through the 2006 Games in Turin:
Women's Singles -
1) 1948 - Barbara Ann Scott won gold.
2) 1964 - Petra Burka won bronze.
3) 1972 - Karen Magnussen won silver.
4) 1988 - Elizabeth Manley won silver.
Mixed Pairs -
1) 1948 - Suzi Morrow won bronze with partner Wallace Diestelmeyer.
2) 1956 - Frances Dafoe won silver with partner Norris Bowden.
3) 1960 - Barbara Wagner won gold with partner Robert Paul.
4) 1964 - Debbi Wilkes won silver with partner Guy Revell.
5) 1992 and 1994 - Isabelle Brasseur won bronze with partner Lloyd Eisler.
6) 2002 - Jamie Salé won gold with partner David Pelletier.
Ice Dancing -
1) 1988 - Tracy Wilson won bronze with partner Rob McCall.
Skaters compete and get scored on their jumps and spins in their program. The skater with the highest score wins.