Tag Archives: Winter Olympics

Smooth’s Podium Picks 2022 – NHK Trophy

The Grand Prix series heads to the other side of the globe and the country of Japan for the NHK Trophy.  Slots for the Grand Prix Final have been clinched, and more will be determined this weekend. Men: Japan’s Shoma … Continue reading

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Smooth’s Podium Picks – 2022 Winter Olympics (Figure Skating Results)

So…how did we do with our figure skating predictions for the Winter Olympics?  Not bad.  Four for five in gold medal winners, however that may change pending the outcome of the investigation into Kamila Valieva’s doping for the Team Event. … Continue reading

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Smooth’s Podium Picks – 2022 Winter Olympics (Pairs Competition)

With the dust settled on the disastrous Women’s skate, the final competition of the 2022 Winter Olympics takes place.  Chinese and Russian teams face to face with a fight for the top spot. Sui Wenjing and Han Cong have dominated … Continue reading

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Smooth’s Podium Picks – 2022 Winter Olympics (Women’s Competition)

Will there be a Russian sweep of the Olympic women’s podium? For all intents and purposes, a sweep will be tainted. Continue reading

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Smooth’s Podium Picks – Winter Olympics 2022 (Ice Dance Competition)

23 teams will participate in the Figure Skating Rhythm Dance session this Saturday. Four of the top teams will vie for the top spot. At the top of the list are Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Ciceron of France. In 2018, … Continue reading

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The Adults In The Room Failed Kamila Valieva!

Kamila is just kid! Russian officials should have protected her! The IOC should have protected her! They all failed! Continue reading

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Smooth’s Podium Picks – 2022 Winter Olympics (Men’s Competition)

Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu is chasing history in Beijing. No men’s figure skater has ever won three straight gold medals. A win would put him with the great Sonja Henie, who equaled the feat in 1928, 1932 and 1936. But Hanyu … Continue reading

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Smooth’s Podium Picks – 2022 Winter Olympics (Team Event)

The world converges on Beijing, China for the XXIV Olympic Winter Games. In the age of the pandemic (in the country where the virus originated), the possibility of COVID making a return poses a real challenge for the organizers and … Continue reading

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Smooth’s Podium Picks – 2022 US Figure Skating Championships

The US Championships return to Nashville for the first time since 1997. That year, a 15 year old named Tara Lipinski became the youngest women’s champion in history, upsetting heavily favored Michelle Kwan. Some great names won gold that year … Continue reading

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Smooth’s Podium Picks – 2022 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships

After a year hiatus, the 2022 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships is back. However, the Omicron variant of COVID continue to spread all over Canada. As a result, spectators won’t be allowed into TD Place Arena in Ottawa, where the … Continue reading

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