Thursday, February 13, 2014
More than two decades ago, skaters would trace figures in the ice in addition to performing a free skate routine. The two scores were then combined.
But Adams says viewers couldn’t understand how a skater who scored higher in the figures portion but lower than fellow competitors in the flashier free skate could still win a medal.
“So the networks decided the ‘figures’ was boring and put pressure on the skating federation, and they decided to drop it,” she said.
Read my entire interview in J Weekly, here.
Posted by Alina Adams at 5:03 AM