Ever wonder how a figure skater's costume stays in place? Or why so many speedskaters seem to wear blue. Us, too.
Olympic figure skating is a combination of athletic skill and artistic expression. As a result of the artistic nature and lack of cohesive uniforms for the event, however, there are some rules for the competitor clothing. And one of those rules may answer an age-old question: Why are there those strange flesh-colored panels on Olympic figure skater costumes?
Ice skating costumes have often been a great example of what constitutes "sexy" attire — maybe it's just the chill thrill of the rink, but skaters' attire has often been boundary-pushing and, in olden times, modesty-pushing too. From wearing tighter-fitting suits in the early s to showing a little kneecap in the s, then flirting with fringe-y miniskirts and skintight catsuits in the s to going all-out with cutouts in the s. So scroll on for the steamiest figure-skating costume looks of all time.
This article is from the archive of our partner. There is no sport in the Winter Olympics that breaks hearts and takes breaths away like figure skating does. And there's no more wince-inducing moment in sports than watching a figure skater fall.
List of famous male figure skaters, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male figure skaters list contains the most prominent and top males known for being figure skaters. There are thousand of males working as figure skaters in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones.
Is that OK? The officials say it is OK. Skating chiefs balked when Rippon tried to use a top that exposed his shoulders recently but approved his current number, which is sheer mesh with some fabric patches.
Registered in Ireland: Deep in the iron belt of the northern US state of Minnesota, where boys are raised to be manly men and hockey is holy, Brandon Larcom grew up figure skating. From the moment he first stepped onto the ice at the age of 3, he had dreamed of becoming the next Wayne Gretzky, but a skull deficiency kept him out of contact sports.
The openly gay ice queen from Scranton, Pennsylvania has been making a name for himself in the professional figure skating world. After that, he has his sights set on the Winter Olympics. In a recent tweet, year-old Rippon put to rest any rumors that he wears butt pads whilst competing:. Love you.
Alina Zagitova, 15, edged friend and rival Evgenia Medvedeva after a thrilling free skate in Gangneung, South Korea on Friday, to give the Olympic Athletes of Russia team its first gold medal of these Games. Canadian pair Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir won a record third Olympic gold medal, and they were pushed every step of the way by their training partners, Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France. Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir won the gold medal in ice dance for Canada at the Pyeongchang Olympics, becoming the most decorated figure skaters in Olympic history with their third gold and fifth medal overall.
A shirtless man clad in a tutu dances on the rink following the men's 1,m speed skating event medal ceremony during the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games at the Gangneung Oval in Gangneung on February 23, A man caught everyone's attention at the Winter Olympics when he jumped onto the ice rink wearing nothing but a pink tutu. Donning a long graying ponytail, he jumped over the side of the ice rink and quickly began to strip down to his tutu. However, since he opted for clunky black sneakers instead of ice skates, it didn't take long for him to face-plant on the ice.