Skip to main content
  1. Sports
  2. General Sports

2014 U.S. Olympic figure skating: Abbott, Brown named to team, Nagasu may appeal

See also

After finishing the 2014 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in first and second place, Jeremy Abbott and Jason Brown were officially nominated to the 2014 U.S. Olympic figure skating team during a press conference on Jan. 12. They round out the 15-member team that also includes three ice dancing couples, two pairs and three individual ladies.

Abbott, 28, competed at the 2010 Vancouver Games, where he finished a disappointing ninth behind both of his teammates, the sixth place Johnny Weir and gold medalist Evan Lysacek. He was pleased to be chosen for the 2014 squad, noting that he felt his four national titles made him an apt candidate in Sochi.

Brown, just 19 and in his first senior season, colorfully quipped "I'm not as calm as Jeremy" before going on to call making the team "incredible" and "an honor." He clinched the U.S. silver medal with a visually stunning "Riverdance" free skate that brought the live audience in Boston to their feet.

But the announcement came under the shadow of a threatened appeal by 2010 Olympian Mirai Nagasu, who was left off the ladies' team despite a third place finish at nationals on Jan. 11. Patricia St. Peter, president of U.S. figure skating, said she hadn't yet received an appeal from Nagasu, but said that the skater would be entitled to have her case heard if she filed the necessary paperwork.

The complete 2014 U.S. Olympic figure skating team includes the following skaters:

Ladies

  • Polina Edmunds
  • Gracie Gold
  • Ashley Wagner

Pairs

  • Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir
  • Felicia Zhang and Nathan Bartholomay

Ice Dancing

  • Meryl Davis and Charlie White
  • Madison Chock and Evan Bates
  • Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani

Figure skating action at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia begins Feb. 6. with the first round of the all-new team event.

Advertisement

Sports

  • Stephen A. Smith apologizes
    Stephen A. Smith: Ray Rice rant was 'most egregious error of my career'
    Video
    Domestic Violence
  • Maria Kirilenko slideshow
    Feast your eyes on the former fiance of Alex Ovechkin: The newly-single Maria Kirilenko
    Camera
    20 Photos
  • New York Yankees fan returns lost Red Sox World Series ring to owner
    MLB News
  • Peyton Manning dancing
    Peyton Manning shows off his formidable dancing skills at training camp
    NFL News
  • Bagwell becoming porn star
    Buff Bagwell has the stuff, but his Vivid dreams have not come true just yet
    Fight Sports
  • Grave defiler identified
    Die-hard Browns fan identified in Art Modell’s grave defiling video
    Crimes & Court