"Firebird'' is frequently used in the sport, but it has been the province of female skaters. 1 in the world in the International Skating Union rankings, utterly bombed his short program Friday, falling on a quadruple jump and turning two triples into doubles.

The same is true of Rimsky-Korsakov's "Scheherazade," which Lysacek is using in his long program. And then there is South Korean Kim Yu-na, doing a short program to a James Bond medley. Then he walked into the mixed zone and told the truth, nothing but the truth, calling the program "a disaster,'' saying the double jumps were like "doing a program with no jumps at all'' and figuring sarcastically he would have been better off using the time wasted on the jumps to show off his edge work and basic skating skills. Olympic silver medal ice dancer Tanith Belbin decided her compulsory dance dress was "Tiffany turquoise'' when she noticed it looked like the same color as the Tiffany bag she uses for the circular, diamond-looking earrings that go with the dress.

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Bizarre hand coverings are hardly unusual in men's figure skating. champion Johnny Weir, for whom outlandish is de rigueur, wore a glove he named Camille while skating his 2006 Olympic short program, in honor of composer Camille Saint-Saens, because Weir was performing to "The Swan'' from Saint-Saens' "Carnival of the Animals." 3.

Russia's Alexei Urmanov, the 1994 Olympic champion, was known for costumes that often included outlandish gloves. Lysacek is going against type in his programs this year -- both his own and skating's.

Figure Skating inducted five new members into the Hall of Fame during the U. Belbin & Agosto’s competitive ice dancing career spanned a decade plus two years (1998-2010).

The class of 2016 included 2010 Olympic champion, Evan Lysacek, 2006 Olympic silver medalists, Sasha Cohen, Tanith Belbin & Ben Agosto, and posthumously, Gustave Lussi, coach of four Olympic champions.

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