What to know about figure skating at the Winter Olympics

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The United States’ Nathan Chen has won the gold medal at each of the past three world championships. (Mark Zaleski/AP)

Figure skating remains the most popular Winter Olympic event with U.S. television viewers, even though an American hasn’t won an individual medal since Evan Lysacek won the men’s gold in Vancouver in 2010. Nathan Chen is favored to end that drought in Beijing. The U.S. women haven’t won a medal since Sasha Cohen’s silver in Turin in 2006.

Here’s what to know about figure skating at the Winter Olympics in Beijing:

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