The Biggest Scandals in Figure Skating History
Olympics Skating Feature Show us a sport and we’ll show you a scandal. There is no such thing as competition without controversy, and when you add millions of dollars; massive egos; years of blood, sweat and tears; and international tension, sometimes between countries that don’t much like each other […]
Social media certainly adds an extra layer these days to any incident, no matter how big or small, real or imagined, and it’s exhausting to think how low the discourse would have devolved in, say, 1994.
The release of the movie I, Tonya and Allison Janney‘s subsequent awards-season sweep in 2018 resurfaced the story of Nancy Kerrigan getting whacked on the knee in an otherwise hapless attack arranged by Tonya Harding‘s ex-husband Jeff Gillooly 25 years ago—and shed fresh perspective on how quickly the lines were drawn in the ice.