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South Korean Olympic Skater Banned for Depantsing Fellow Athlete Moves to China to Compete

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A South Korean-born Chinese Olympic skating champion, who has been banned from the South Korean national team due to sexual harassment, might not be able to represent China during the upcoming Winter Olympics in February 2022. 

Under a new flag: Short track speed skating champion Lim Hyo-jun obtained Chinese citizenship to compete for China in 2022. However, a rule established by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) might throw a wrench in his plans, Arirang reports.

Before Tony Hawk, There was Skateboarding Legend Peggy Oki

Peggy Oki

Peggy Oki was the only female member of the legendary Z-Boys, the team from Santa Monica and Venice, California that revolutionized skateboarding as a sport in the 1970s.

Their surfer-like style became iconic for exuding grace and power, which was unprecedented at the time. That same style and the mesmerizing skateboarding tricks that it spawned became the standard in the skating world.

12-Year-Old Becomes Youngest to Ever Land a Triple Axel at International Competition

Alysa Liu, a 12-year-old figure skater, is one of only three U.S. women to ever land the difficult skating move known as a triple axel in an international competition.

Liu, from Richmond, California joins Tonya Harding and Mirai Nagasu as the only women to ever land a triple axel at an international competition when she pulled the move at the Asian Open in Bangkok, Thailand under the advanced novice women’s division last Thursday.

North Korean Skater Totally Caught Trying to Cheat at the Olympics

A North Korean speed skater has been disqualified from an Olympic event after suspiciously crashing multiple times in an apparent attempt to disrupt the race.

Jong Kwang Bom, 17, fell twice during the heat phase of the men’s 500 meters short-track speed skating match, according to Yahoo NewsIn both instances, it was observed that Jong seemed to try to sabotage Japanese skater Ryosuke Sakazume.

The Most Random Olympic Gold Medal Win In History is Going Viral Again

A memorable Olympic moment from 2002 has resurfaced online after netizens began talking about it on social media.

The viral incident involves Australian athlete Steven Bradbury who shocked audiences during the 2002 Winter Olympics after his so-called “unexpected” victory. Bradbury was competing in the five-man final for speed skating.He was the “rank outsider” whom everyone expected to lose as he was far behind his competition throughout the race.

The Power Went Out During His Performance, So Fans Lit Up the Ice With Their Phones

fans help taiwanese ice skaters with smartphone lights

When an unfortunate power failure almost ruined the performance of a talented figure skater during an international event in Taipei last week, adoring fans collectively came to the rescue by illuminating the stadium with their individual phones.

The power went out just as the scored competition rounds at the prestigious Four Continents Figure Skating Championship had ended, and skaters were performing some exhibition sets, according to SoraNews via Livedoor.