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History and Background of Olympic Figure Skating

February 24, 2022
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Title: History of Olympic Figure Skating

Description: Figure skating is a mainstay of the Winter Olympic Games. It is sometimes controversial and always fascinating to watch. Today we are joined by Ryan Stevens of the Skate Guard Blog to discuss the past, present and future of Olympic figure skating.

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, [00:00:00] this is beyond the big screen podcast with your host, Steve Guerra. Welcome back to this very special bonus episode of beyond the big screen today, we aren't specifically talking about a movie, but instead we're revisiting a topic we discussed in a previous episode, figure skating through the movie.
Hello London. The 23rd winter Olympics and PR Chang, South Korea are upon us. And I am very happy to be joined by Ryan Stevens of the skate guard blog to give us a little primer on Olympic figure skating. Thank you so much for joining us today, Ryan. Oh, you're most welcome. It's a pleasure to speak with you.
Again, Ryan Stevens is a former competitive figure skater and C F S a skate Canada. Judge. He's been writing about figure skating history since [00:01:00] 2013. Ryan has media credentials with skate Canada covering the 2016 Canadian tire national skating championships on Halifax, as well as conducting interviews with many of the top figure skater.
Past and present. And in June, 2017, Ryan released a full length biography of British actress figure skater and dancer. Belita Jepson Turner, who is a contemporary of Sonja. Henie, who we discussed in the hello London ep

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Steve Guerra is a historian and podcaster who hosts three different shows. He started with the History of the Papacy Podcast in 2013. In 2017, Steve began Beyond the Big Screen, a podcast that delves into the fascinating stories behind films through lively interviews. His newest show, Organized Crime and Punishment, takes a deep dive into the roots, evolution, and impact of organized crime across different cultures and countries.
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