Figure Skating – 1987 – European Championship Ice Dancing – USSR Natalia Bestemianova + Andrei Bukin

CBS Tim Ryan provides a wonderful look at the history of ice dancing in figure skating competition…..with a wonderful stop along the way to remember GBR Jayne Torvil + Christopher Dean…..as he comments on how this outstanding team of Brits were able to break the “death hold” that the ice dancers from the Soviet Union held…

Figure Skating – 1987 – European Championships – Scott Hamilton Interviews Winner DDR Katarina Witt

The European Figure Skating Championships is an annual figure skating competition in which figure skaters compete for the title of European champion…..as medals are awarded in the disciplines of men’s singles, women’s singles, pair skating and ice dance. The event is sanctioned by the International Skating Union (ISU)…..and is the sport’s oldest competition. The first European Championships was held in 1891 in Hamburg, Germany….and featured just one…

Figure Skating – 1987 – European Mens Championships – USSR Alexander Fadeev – With Scott Hamilton

At the 1987 European Men’s Figure Skating Championship….USSR Alexander Fadeev received several perfect 6.0’s and regained his European title…..as seen in this video herewith.  Fadeev also repeated as the bronze medalist at the World Championships….after finishing 3rd again behind CAN Brian Orser and USA Brian Boitano in Cincinnati.      In the 1987–88 season, USSR Alexander Fadeev…