Figure Skating – 1986 – Highlights Of 1896 World Championships – Narrated By CBS John Tesh

The 1986 World Figure Skating Championships were held in Geneva, Switzerland from March 18 to 23. At the event, sanctioned by the International Skating Union, medals were awarded in men’s singles, ladies’ singles, pair skating, and ice dancing. The ISU Representative was Josef Dědič from Czechoslovakia….and the ISU Technical Delegate was Elemér Terták of Hungary.  Soviet judge Natalia Danilenko was suspended for ignoring a new rule requiring mandatory deductions…

Figure Skating – 1986 – CBS Sports Special – A Journey Through Time – The Yr 1986 In Figure Skating

CBS Tim Ryan and Anne Butler co-host a special segment of CBS Sports Sunday called A Journey Through Time…..which provides the viewing public highlights and a re-hash of the year 1986 in figure skating…..which was for the most part dominated on the women’s part by USA Debi Thomas and DDR Katarina Witt…..while on the men’s part…

Figure Skating – 1987 – Womens European Championships – With DDR Katarina Witt – With Scott Hamilton

Katarina Witt won two Olympic gold medals for East Germany (DDR)….and is a four-time World Champion in 1984, 1985, 1987 and 1988…..and a two-time World silver medalist in 1982 and 1986 …..as Witt made her first appearance in a major international competition at the 1979 European Championships….while finishing 14th at the event.  At the 1981 World Championships, she placed 1st in the…

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 – Judy Blumberg Interview USA Debi Thomas After DDR Katarina Witt Wins Worlds

Judy Blumberg is an American former competitive ice dancer…..who with partner Michael Seibert were a three-time World bronze medalist from 1983 to 1985…..the 1980 Skate Canada International champion….the 1981 Skate America champion…..and a five-time U.S. national champion from 1981 to 1985.  On the ice from the age of ten….Blumberg trained nearly three hours every morning and a few more hours following school in Tarzana, California. She switched from singles to ice…

Figure Skating – 1987 – Scott Hamilton Interview DDR Katarina Witt After Winning Gold At World Champ

To hear Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, talk about East German world and Olympic figure skating champion, Katarina Witt, literally took the Western Hemisphere by storm…..for here was this steamy voluptuous German girl from the Eastern Bloc….who skated to the hot music that was from the opera Carmen…..as she stamped her mark all over the ice…

Figure Skating – 1987 – Tim Ryan + Scott Hamilton Introduction To 1987 Womens World Championships

The 1987 World Figure Skating Championships were held in Cincinnati, Ohio in March…..with  medals being awarded in men’s singles, ladies’ singles, pair skating, and ice dancing…..which resulted with USA Brian Boitano winning gold….with CAN Brian Orser winning silver…..and USSR Alexander Fadeev winning bronze….as DDR Katarina Witt won the women’s gold medal….with USA Debi Thomas capturing the silver medal…..and USA Caryn Kadavy winning the bronze…

Figure Skating – 1987 – Profiles Of USA Debi Thomas + DDR Katarina Witt Prior To World Championship

Debi Thomas is an American former figure skater and physician…..who is the 1986 World  World champion…..the 1988 Olympic bronze medalist…..and a two-time U.S. national champion…. and all accomplished while she was a pre-med student at Stanford University.   Her rivalry with East Germany’s Katarina Witt at the 1988 Calgary Olympics was known as the Battle of the Carmens. Katarina Witt is a retired former East German figure skater…..who won two Olympic gold…

Figure Skating – 1985 – Hilites Women World Championahip – With DDR Katarina Witt + USA Tiffany Chin

Tiffany Chin is an American figure skating coach and former competitor…..who was a two-time World bronze medalist in 1985 and 1986….a two-time Skate America champion in 1983 and again in 1986….and the 1985 U.S. national champion.  At the 1984 U.S. Championships, she placed fourth in the compulsory figures but won both the short and long programs….and finished 2nd to Rosalynn Sumners…..when she was awarded the silver medal…