Russia's Figure Skating Approach: Ice-Cold Precision, Grace, and a Bit of The Hunger GamesGet the Full StoryTeam OAR's figure skating pair Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov are coming into the pairs short program finals at Pyeongchang 2018 with beauty and grace - and a second-place standing, less than one point behind gold-favored China. With a gorgeous and impeccably sophisticated routine set to Piano Concerto No. 2 by Rachmaninoff, they're dripping in class and elegance . . . and giving the Chinese team a serious run for their money.
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Quick refresher on Team OAR: Russia was banned from the Olympics, but OAR comprises "clean," aka nondoped, athletes from Russia who are not competing on behalf of their country but rather their team. TL;DR: OAR is Russia without the flags .
While Tarasova and Morozov's synchronous precision and style are unquestioned and basically the opposite of France's steamy, sensual approach , some fans are picking up Hunger Games vibes from their edgy costumes. We're here for it.
So cool seeing Katniss and Peeta at the Olympics this year pic.twitter.com d9uP4F46bZ
- Brett S. Verg-ARIE BrettSVergara February 14, 2018