Tamara Moskvina: "The main goal is to be healthy and be happy"

By Hiro Yoshida

Tamara Moskvina needs no introduction. The renowned Russian pairs coach is an icon of the sport and one of the most fascinating and energetic people you are ever likely to meet. After last season passed by without the opportunity to see her peering intently over the boards at international competitions, she was back on the circuit at the Nebelhorn Trophy last month with Yuko Kavaguti and Alexander Smirnov on their comeback from Smirnov's horrific knee injury that derailed the trio's Sochi Olympic ambitions.

Tamara Moskvina
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2014.10.23 Thursday | 03:46 | - | - | Interviews | *

That Was The Week That Was In Figure Skating (13-19 October 2014)

Here's a short recap of some of the things that happened during the past week in the world of figure skating.

Daisuke Takahashi
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2014.10.20 Monday | 07:29 | - | - | News | *

That Was The Week That Was In Figure Skating (6-12 October 2014)

Here's a short recap of some of the things that happened during the past week in the world of figure skating.

Sergei Voronov
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2014.10.13 Monday | 03:54 | - | - | News | *

Event Report 2014 Nebelhorn Trophy (Part 2)

Since taking silver at the 2012 World Championships, there had been very little for Alena Leonova to smile about. She had failed to take a medal at any international competition since or even at her own national championships. She had done well enough at Russian Nationals to be named to the team for the 2014 European Championships, but a fourth place finish in Budapest meant she missed out on making the Sochi Olympics. With all that in mind and a production line of talented young Russian girls right behind her, it was time to make some decisions. Leonova chose to switch coaches.

Alena Leonova
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2014.10.07 Tuesday | 10:54 | - | - | 2014 Nebelhorn Trophy | *

Event Report 2014 Nebelhorn Trophy (Part 1)

2014 Nebelhorn Trophy

Twelve months is a long time in skating. Just over a year ago, the Eislaufzentrum in the Bavarian town of Oberstdorf had been the site of the final Olympic qualifying event. An unprecedented number of (mostly Japanese) media had descended on the town mainly to witness the return to competition of Miki Ando after giving birth to her daughter Himawari a mere five months beforehand. In the end, Ando took silver behind Russian wunderkind Elena Radionova. Olympic qualification itself turned out to be a minor sideshow.

Neither of these ladies competed in Sochi (Radionova was too young and Ando finished seventh at Japanese Nationals) and the same fate befell Nobunari Oda, winner of the men’s event, and Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue who claimed the ice dance title. Only Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov who won their third consecutive Nebelhorn crown went on to compete in Sochi and we all know what happened there.
 
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2014.10.06 Monday | 07:43 | - | - | 2014 Nebelhorn Trophy | *
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