Forget the kerfuffle that has left American athletes without a certain Greek yogurt in the Olympic Village.
In ice dancing, the United States and Russia could not be chummier, according to a report in a French sports newspaper. Ah, Olympic ice dancing, an event with more scandals than sequins.
On Saturday, the United States Figure Skating Association denied as “categorically false” a report in L’Équipe, a French newspaper, that America and Russia were conspiring to rig the pairs and ice dancing competitions at the Sochi Games at the expense of Canada.
A pause for explanation: There are two figure skating competitions at these Olympics. The new team event concludes Sunday. Then the traditional disciplines — men’s, women’s, pairs and ice dancing — will commence.