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The 1908 Games in London. When the Winter Olympics began in 1924, figure skating became an event in the Winter Olympics.

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When did ice skating start being played in the Olympics?

Figure Skating started being played in 1924 in the Winter Olympics.


Is figure skating a real sport?

Figure Skating is classed as a sport and is recognised by the International Olympics Committee as being one!!


When did figure skating become a Winter Olympic sport?

44 years ago Not so. Figure Skating first appeared in 1908 at the London Summer Games featuring 4 events (one being "special figures" that afterward was not contested separately from the singles event). Figure Skating next appeared at the 1924 Winter Olympics held in Chamonix, France and with the exception of the 1940 and 1944 Games that were suspended because of WW II, figure skating has been a permanent fixture at the Winter Olympics. So figure skating has been a Winter Olympics sport for 88 years - double your 44.


What winter sports were included in the summer Olympics?

Prior to the creation of the Winter Olympics in 1924, figure skating and ice hockey were competed at the Summer Games. Once the Winter Games came into being, these sports were switched from Summer to Winter.


What are four of the oldest Olympic winter games?

Sports that were competed at the first Winter Olympics (1924) that are still being competed today (2010) are bobsleigh, figure skating, ice hockey, ski jumping, speed skating, nordic combined, and cross country skiing. Curling was also competed at the 1924 Winter Olympics but did not return until the 1998 Winter Olympics.


What year did debi thomas start the Olympics?

Debi Thomas only participated in one Olympic Games, that being the 1988 Winter Games in Calgary where she won a bronze medal in ladies singles figure skating.


What can you do to persuade your parents to let you take figure skating?

You could always threaten them, although some think that that is not the best way. If you show yourself useful around the house (helping with chores, being obedient, etc.) then maybe they will let you. If you get a job and show that you are being serious about figure skating and giving them the money to support the household, then maybe they can see that figure skating could earn them even more money if you are very talented.


Where are this years games in the Olympics being played?

The Olympics are being played in London on the 27th of July and finish on the 12th of august!


How can you get tickets for European figure skating championship 2008 Zagreb?

These tickets aren't being sold anymore.


When and where is the next Olympics being played?

The 2010 Olympics will be in Vancouver, Canada.


Do you have to be fit to do figure skating?

You do not need to be fit to be a figure skater but it would help. Being a figure skater takes a lot of work and if you don't start off fit and you keep with the sport you will need to become fit!


Can you still be in the Olympics at 16 and start figure skating at 11?

Technically, yes, but it would be quite complex and difficult. In order to compete at the Olympics, you must have passed all of your field move and free style tests as sanctioned by U.S. Figure Skating through the senior level. The senior level is the highest of eight levels. At each level, you must successfully pass the field moves test before taking the freestyle test. For most skaters, it takes about six months to learn and perfect the elements for each level, but as you go up the levels this can take longer. Also, the maturity of skating and quality needed to compete at a high level nationally and internationally take many years to develop. So, I would say that while this is a possible reality, I would suggest setting a more realistic goal that will allow you to enjoy skating and being the best you can be.


Who won 2006 olympic women's figure skating silver medal?

Sasha Cohen of the United States. She had been a favorite to win, and had a slim lead after the short program, but Sasha is notorious for never being able to skate a clean competition; she usually skates one program beautifully, and makes mistakes in the other, and she did so at the 2006 Olympics. She and Russia's Irina Slutskaya both made mistakes in their free skate, which allowed Shizuka Arakawa to come from third place to win Japan's first gold medal in women's figure skating.


Is figure skating a good weight loss sport?

Well being a figure skater myself it is a good exersizing sport... Its fun and you can lose weight too.... But in time you do gain more muscles especially in the legs!


What do the Olympics represents?

The Olympics represent sports that have been played and are being played all over the world. Hope this helped if not that's not my problem sorry


Where is the archery being played?

There are 204 country's in the loan Olympics 2012


When is the netball in the Olympics being played?

It's not. They did not allow it as an Olympic sport


How many sports are being played in the 2008 Olympics?

35 i think


Is ping pong being played in the 2012 Olympics?

Yes ping pong or table tennis is payed or will start in the 2012 olympics.


As a kid you were a prominent figure skater but an injury took you off that path Do you ever wonder what would have happened if you chose skating over acting?

No, never! I believe the universe puts things in front of you for a reason. When most would have been derailed by an injury I looked it as an opportunity to explore other things that I was interested in because my life up until that point had been figure skating 24/7. Figure skating has a short shelf life and I didn't want to risk being a mediocre figure skater in my 20's and end up trying to figure out what I wanted to do with the rest of my life, so I took the early "out" that the universe put in front of me.


Who do you compete in Synchronized Swimming?

Synchronized swimmers from different countries compete against each other. At the Olympics, eight countries swim for the same medals. Some colleges have synchro teams that compete against other college teams. Think of a synchro meet as being like a figure skating competition - everybody wants to be in first place and there are no real "losers."


Where is the ice hockey being played at the 2010 Olympics?

Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada.


What is the object in figure skating?

The object is having fun and making something inspirational out of yourself. You might not feel the strong feeling I feel when I skate, but everybody can do it. I am only nine years old and I have a dream of being a figure skater. The object is faith, confidence and lots of fun.


What are the disadvantages of being a professional figure skater?

Being a professional figure skater could be hard for many people because it requires very long hours of practice. A person would have to get up very early to go to practice where they would exercise first, then spend many hours going over routines and different steps in the figure skating. They would also have to travel a lot to attend competitions.


What is the song which is being played while the athletes receive their medals in the Beijing Olympics?

The national anthem of their country.