Figure Skating – 1986 – World Championships – Ice Dancing – USSR Natalia Bestemianova + Andrei Butkin

Natalia Bestemianova and Andrei Bukin were Russian former ice dancers… who represented the Soviet Union in their competitive careers….while winning the gold at the 1988 Seoul Olympics….along with the silver at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics…..while being 4 x World Pairs Champion….along with 3 x World silver medalist….and five-time European champions.  If you are a fan of ice dancing…..there is no question that you…

Figure Skating – 1986 – World Championships – Men Free Skate Finals – USSR Alexander Fadeev

Alexandre “Sasha” Fadeev is a Russian former competitive figure skater….who represented the Soviet Union…..while becoming the 1985 World champion….and a four-time European champion.  Fadeev won the 1985 World Championships by placing first in all three segments of the competition….including compulsory figures and the short and long programs….as he took the gold medal ahead of CAN Brian Orser (silver) and USA Brian Boitano (bronze).   At the 1986…

Figure Skating – 1986 – World Championships – Mens Free Skate Finals – CAN Brian Orser

Brian Orser, OC is a Canadian former competitive and professional figure skater….who won Olympic silver medals at the 1984 L A Games…..and the 1988 Seoul Games….as well as the 1987 World Champion and 1986 World Championship silver medalist….as seen in this video herewith….plus an eight-time (1981–88) Canadian national champion. At the 1988 Winter Olympics…..the rivalry between Orser and American figure skater Brian Boitano…. who were the…

Figure Skating – 1986 – Mens World Championships – Brian Boitano + Brian Orser + Alexander Fadeev

DOG ASIDE: The 1986 World Figure Skating Championships were held in Geneva, Switzerland from March 18th to 23rd….where at the event…which was sanctioned by the International Skating Union (ISU)….medals were awarded in men’s singles, ladies’ singles, pair skating, and ice dancing. The ISU Representative was Josef Dědič (Czechoslovakia), and the ISU Technical Delegate was Elemér Terták (Hungary)….as the Soviet judge Natalia Danilenko was suspended for ignoring a new…