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Here are some of the skating stories that have made the rounds over the past week.

  • As you may have heard, Yu-na Kim had to give a presentation in support of Pyeongchang's bid for the 2018 Winter Games.  The whole year has followed Katarina Witt's involvement with Munich's bid and both skaters were in Lausanne last week for the presentations.  The AP reported that Kim was really feeling the pressure.
  • Apparently, after Nikolai Morozov coached Shizuka Arakawa to Olympic gold in 2006, the Japanese skating federation approached him and asked him to work with either Miki Ando or Mao Asada.  According to The Japan Times, Morozov chose to work with Ando because it would be harder to work with her.  He said Ando is stubborn and it's hard to get her to practice but she is a good competitor.
  • That same article states that Yu-na Kim has announced she will skip the 2011 Grand Prix season.  That decision worked out so well for her last season.  She is apparently overwhelmed with her duties in helping Pyeongchang go for the Olympics and doesn't think she'll have enough time to get ready.
  • Kurt Browning is still under the spell of the ice. He doesn't see himself retiring anytime soon.
  • The jury is out on Mark Kerrigan's manslaughter trial.  The brother of American skater Nancy Kerrigan is charged with manslaughter for his role in the death of his father.