American figure skating team
Despite the lack of a star in the women's competition, American figure skating team enters Vancouver Olympics with high expectations.
Jeremy Abbott acknowledges the crowd before the medal ceremony for the men's event during the US Figure Skating Championships. Abbott is one of three American men with medal hopes at next Olympics in Vancouver.
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Johnny Weir's flamboyant showmanship gives him a strong reputation entering next month's Olympics in Vancouver.
Reigning world champion Evan Lysacek will face stiff competition from his fellow Americans during the men's figure skating competition at the Vancouver Olympics.
From left, second-place winner Evan Lysacek, winner Jeremy Abbott, third-place Johnny Weir and fourth-place Ryan Bradley pose after the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Spokane. "We have the strongest men's team in the world right now," Abott said.
Meryl Davis and Charlie White bring a daring style into next month's ice dancing competition in next month's Olympics.
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Ice dancers Tanith Belbin and Benjamin Agosto display their elegant showmanship at the U.S. Championships. Figure skating coach Don Laws says the popularity of the TV show "Dancing With the Stars" will translate to more viewers for next month's Olympic competition.
Second-place couple Tanith Belbin and Benjamin Agosto, first-place couple Meryl Davis and Charlie White, and third-place couple Emily Samuelson and Evan Bates (L-R) pose with their medals after the ice dance competition at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships.
Rachael Flatt hopes to build on her victory at the U.S. Championships by winning a medal at next month's Vancouver Olympics, where American women are not expected to be favored.
The youthful exuberance of Mirai Nagasu, 16, gives her a chance surprise rivals at next month's Olympics in Vancouver.
The U.S. figure skating team waves to the crowd following an exhibition at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. We "have the greatest depth, the greatest balance, of any other figure skating association in the world," U.S. Figure Skating Association President Patricia St. Peter said.
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