9 Feb 2014

Figure skating officials dismiss reports of medal fix

12:56 pm on 9 February 2014

United States and Canadian figure skating officials have dismissed reports of a possible judging fix to ensure that Americans Meryl Davis and Charlie White would win the Olympic ice dancing gold.

The French magazine L'Equipe, citing an unnamed Russian source, reported a deal had been struck between the United States and Russia to ensure the Americans would take the title rather Olympic champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada.

It claimed the United States would support the Olympic hosts in the new team event, while in turn the Russians would ensure world champions Davis and White would beat Virtue and Moir in the individual.