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Celebrating Women in Sports at the Aurora Games

This past weekend we drove to Albany, New York, for the figure skating competition at the inaugural Aurora Games – an all-women 6-day sports festival. The all-star female athletes of the team World and team Americas were competing against each other in basketball, tennis, figure skating, gymnastics, ice hockey and beach volleyball. Figure Skating is …

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From the Stands: Celebrating U.S. Gymnastics Championships 2018

Gymnastics is my life-long passion.  It is also one of my favorite ways to celebrate the weekend! And what a celebration of the sport it has been this past weekend in Boston at the 2018 U.S. Championships. Alive and Kicking! Gymnastics fans from all over the world tuned in to grasp the state of American …

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Olympics Near You: Visiting Olympic sites in Lake Placid, NY and Montreal, Canada

Olympics Near Us: Visiting Olympic Sites in Lake Placid and Montreal

I love watching the Olympics and celebrating human potential! The Olympics makes for so many great stories.  Here are some of the few from the Pyeongchang-2018 which is happening as I write this: German Figure skater Alyona Savchenko in her 5th Olympics at 34 years old – three ice partners and several countries later – …

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Olympics Near You: Visiting Olympic sites in Lake Placid, NY and Montreal, Canada

Skate America-2017 Take-Aways

Last weekend I traveled to Lake Placid, NY for Skate America.  I was officially accredited to cover the event for Russian sports daily sovsport.ru – but could not leave my blog followers without these highlights! Skate America was sixth and last event in 2017 ISU Grand Prix of figure skating series – and it finalized …

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Skate America 2017 is coming to Lake Placid on November 24-26, 2017

Skate America is coming to Lake Placid, NY on November 24-26, 2017

This Thanksgiving weekend, figure skating fans from all over the U.S. and abroad will head to Lake Placid, NY for Skate America 2017, sixth and last event of the ISU Figure Skating Grand Prix 2017 series before the Final in Japan in the beginning of December. 58 athletes representing 12 nations will be competing over three …

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Montreal Gymnastics Worlds 2017: The Afterword

Montreal Gymnastics Worlds 2017: the Afterthoughts, Facts, Quotes, and Hopes

In the story My Montreal Gymnastics Worlds in 10 pictures I promised to put together my first-hand collection of facts, opinions, hopes, photos and memorable moments from Montreal Gymnastics Worlds 2017. FIRST, THE MOMENTS The Most Exciting Moment The most exciting moment of the Worlds must have been the women’s all-around win by 16-year old Morgan …

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Olympics Near You: Visiting Olympic sites in Lake Placid, NY and Montreal, Canada

My Montreal Gymnastics Worlds Moments in 10 pictures!

I was accredited to cover Montreal Gymnastics Worlds 2017 for Russian sports daily sovetski sport (read my full Worlds coverage here in Russian).  I attended 8 days of non-stop gymnastics action: podium training, qualification rounds and finals in men’s and women’s all-around and individual events (with athletes and coaches interviews in-between– in mixed-zone, bus, and hotel …

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Artistic Gymnastics Worlds 2017 is Coming to Montreal, Canada, October 2-8

Artistic Gymnastics World Championships 2017 is coming to Montreal on October 2-6 with 500 of world’s best gymnasts from 80 countries!  I am beyond excited that this world class gymnastics event is happening within a driving distance from my home in Boston.  Gymnastics Worlds have not been held in North America since 2003  Anaheim Worlds, …

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Rhythmic Gymnastics in America: On the Way to Rio

Rhythmic Gymnastics in America: On the way to Rio

When U.S. women’s artistic gymnastics team Rio was selected earlier in July – the announcement was made live in prime time national TV following a televised multi-event competition coverage.   Olympic selection for the other gymnastics disciplines went largely unnoticed by the general public.  Yet, American rhythmic gymnastics road to Rio is nothing short of historical! TEAM RIO Rhythmic gymnastics Rio Olympics team was announced …

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SIX REASONS TO ATTEND USA GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSHIPS IN PROVIDENCE RI

Traveling for  sporting events is an exciting way to spend the weekend  with your family and we are lucky to have the USA Gymnastics Championships 2016 in Providence, RI, Dunkin Donuts Center this coming weekend of June 10-12. Here are my top six reasons to attend USA Gymnastics Championships with your family: 1. The Three in One Format USA Gymnastics Championships …

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