Ilia Kulik
Russian figure skater
Ilia Kulik
Ilia Alexandrovich Kulik (is a Russian figure skater. He is the 1998 Olympic Champion, the 1995 European Champion, the 1997–1998 Grand Prix Final champion, and the 1995 World Junior champion.
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Baby Names Inspired By Olympic Champions
Huffington Post - over 4 years
As the Olympic games draw to a close, so does Nameberry’s Olympic baby names coverage. This time with a look back to Games of the past. We perused the records going back to 1896, in search of the most unusual and interesting of past Gold Medalists’ names. With such a wide-ranging international roster, we were able to mine some pretty exotic (in our culture, anyway) nuggets. Girls Annegret Richter -- West Germany, track and field, 1972 Antonella Bellutti -- Italy, racing cyclist, 1996 Beezie Madden (born Elizabeth) -– US, equestrian show jumping team, 2008 Clover Maitland -– Australia, field hockey, 1996 and 2000 Ellina Zvereva -– Belarus, discus throwing, 2000 Faustine Merret -- France, windsurfing, 2004 Fernanda Ribeiro -- Portugal, 10,000 meter race (established a new record), 1996 Fleur Mellor -- Australia, track and field, 1956 Janica Kostelic -- Croatia, Alpine skiing, 2002 Jearl Miles -- US, track and field, 1996 and 2000 Liliya N ...
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Baby Names Inspired By Olympic Champions
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Nameberry’s Olympic baby names coverage continues, this time with a look back to Games of the past. We perused the records going back to 1896, in search of the most unusual and interesting of past Gold Medalists’ names. With such a wide-ranging international roster, we were able to mine some pretty exotic (in our culture, anyway) nuggets. Girls Annegret Richter -- West Germany, track and field, 1972 Antonella Bellutti -- Italy, racing cyclist, 1996 Beezie Madden (born Elizabeth) -– US, equestrian show jumping team, 2008 Clover Maitland -– Australia, field hockey, 1996 and 2000 Ellina Zvereva -– Belarus, discus throwing, 2000 Faustine Merret -- France, windsurfing, 2004 Fernanda Ribeiro -- Portugal, 10,000 meter race (established a new record), 1996 Fleur Mellor -- Australia, track and field, 1956 Janica Kostelic -- Croatia, Alpine skiing, 2002 Jearl Miles -- US, track and field, 1996 and 2000 Liliya Nuritdinova -– Unified Team, track an ...
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Весенний дайджест - Спорт Сегодня
Google News - over 5 years
Состав:Yuna Kim, Minjeong Kwak, Haejin Kim, Alissa Czisny, Ekaterina Gordeeva Jeremy Abbot, Brian Joubert, Stephane Lambiel, Ilia Kulik, Dan Zhang/Hao Zhang, Xue Shen/Hongbo Zhao Nathalie Pechalat/Fabian Bourzat. Спортсмены радовали нас зажигательным и
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组图:金妍儿冰舞秀惊艳 允浩IU等名星捧月给力 - 腾讯网
Google News - almost 6 years
『KCC Switzen All That Skate Spring 2011』除金妍儿外,还有2010年温哥华冬季奥林匹克运动会上双人项目的金牌得主申雪-赵宏博、连续两次得到世界冠军的Alexandrovna Gordeeva,Ilia Kulik,Stephane Lambiel等世界名
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Yu-na to hold ice shows in Seoul - Korea Times
Google News - almost 6 years
... ISU Grand Prix Final champion Jeremy Abbott, Vancouver Olympic golden pair Shen Xue and Zhao Hongbo, former figure skating star Katia Gordeeva and two time Olympic champion in 1988 and 1994 and Nagano Olympic gold medalist Ilia Kulik will join Kim
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Kim to perform in Seoul this weekend - The Korea Herald
Google News - almost 6 years
Some of the world's top skaters, including two-time Olympic gold medalist Ekaterina Gordeeva and Ilia Kulik of Russia, the 2010-2011 Grand Prix Final champions Alissa Czisny, will join Kim on ice to excite Korean fans. Other medalists in the show
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INSIDE THE RINGS; Birds of a Feather Wear Bad Costumes Together
NYTimes - about 7 years
Memo to Evan Lysacek: Nobody ever won the Olympics dressed as a magpie. It was with a restrained fashion sense that Lysacek avoided feathered wrists for his ''Firebird'' short program Friday night at the United States figure skating championships, even if a tuft still fluttered on his shoulder. At Skate America in November, Lysacek flapped his arms
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What's On TODAY
NYTimes - about 8 years
10 P.M. (Logo, MTV) BRITNEY: FOR THE RECORD Can you say comeback? Britney Spears, left, sets things straight about where she's been -- and where she's headed -- in this 90-minute documentary, filmed over three months after her appearance at this year's MTV Video Music Awards. Combining personal stories with concert footage, the program trails her
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What's On Tonight
NYTimes - over 9 years
8 P.M. (Fox) THE SIMPSONS Is there a therapist in the house? When Bart, right, accidentally kills his neurotic nemesis Sideshow Bob (Kelsey Grammer of ''Frasier,'' in his final reprise of the role), Bob's brother Cecil (David Hyde Pierce, who played Frasier Crane's brother, Niles) and their father (John Mahoney, who played Crane père) invite Bart
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TONIGHT'S TV LISTINGS; What's on Saturday Night
NYTimes - about 10 years
9 P.M. (Hallmark) LOVE'S ABIDING JOY -- This fourth adaptation of Janette Oke's prairie novels finds Missie and Willie LeHaye (played by Erin Cottrell and Logan Bartholomew) and their three children at home on the range. But a tragedy puts their love and faith to the test. The series' first three installments, which chronicle two generations of
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FIGURE SKATING; Weir Attempts an Encore With His Flashy Show on Ice
NYTimes - about 12 years
A year ago, Johnny Weir so stunned the figure skating world by winning the United States championships, a performance that defied his reputation as a flamboyant lost cause, that he sprinkled his celebration with a dusting of spite. ''I'm very pleased I was able to come back and shut everybody up,'' Weir said at the time. By the time Weir finished
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TAKING THE CHILDREN; In the Year 3000, Travolta Is the Only One Who Laughs
NYTimes - almost 17 years
Battlefield Earth John Travolta, Barry Pepper, Forest Whitaker, Sabine Karsenti Directed by Roger Christian PG-13 117 minutes Remember Y2K? Now another millennium has flown by, and what's left of mankind scampers around icy mountain crags, wearing scraps of fur and hide and eating rats raw. In the year 3000 humans are enslaved by 9-foot-tall aliens
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Lipinski Is Youngest Champion
NYTimes - about 17 years
Tara Lipinski has grown up. As a 15-year-old jumping jack in 1998, Lipinski became the youngest Olympic figure skating champion ever. Tonight, at 17, with a sophisticated performance that belied her youth, she became the youngest champion ever, woman or man, in the 27-year history of the Metabolife world professional championships. An adoring crowd
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DANCE; An Unfamiliar Pas de Deux as Camera Meets Tutu
NYTimes - over 17 years
''THE movie,'' to some 150 dancers in New York this summer, meant one thing: a $20 million feature film that Columbia Pictures was making in the city. Indeed, as the British director Nicholas Hytner and his crew claimed a series of its outposts, the dance world seemed like a conquered province. The Paul Taylor Dance Company studios became the
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LONG ISLAND GUIDE
NYTimes - almost 19 years
Free Choices TODAY The New College Theater at Hofstra University performs Ibsen's ''Doll House'' with a performance at 2 P.M. in the New College Theater in Roosevelt Hall on the Hempstead campus (463-5833). FRIDAY For its latest Cinema Classic at 7:30 P.M. the Half Hollow Hills Library on Vanderbilt Parkway in Dix Hills goes back to 1953 and
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PLUS: SKATING -- NHK TROPHY; Meno and Sand Dazzle
NYTimes - about 19 years
Not many good things have happened on the ice recently for Jenni Meno and Todd Sand. That made their performance today at the NHK Trophy extra special. Meno and Sand won the pairs short program on the rink where the Winter Olympics will be held in February. The defending champions spun side by side to ''Pomp and Circumstance,'' wrapping up their
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In Russia, It's 'Let the Figure Skater Beware'
NYTimes - over 19 years
Another Olympic figure skating season having arrived, Artur Dmitriev and Oksana Kazakova entered a dance studio above the Troika nightclub on a recent night. Chorus girls usually rehearse in the cramped studio, but Dmitriev and Kazakova came to polish the choreography in their pairs routine. Dmitriev won a gold medal in 1992 and a silver in 1994
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Few Obstacles Stand in Eldredge's Way
NYTimes - about 20 years
A year ago, when opportunities were as plentiful as sequins, Todd Eldredge took the money instead of taking sufficient time to train before the national figure skating championships. An 18-day tour of ''Nutcracker on Ice'' made him $90,000 richer but eventually cost him plenty at the national championships, where Eldredge gave a listless
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Ilia Kulik
    THIRTIES
  • 2012
    Age 34
    In 2012, Kulik and Gordeeva opened a skating rink in Lake Forest, California.
    More Details Hide Details Kulik is currently the coach of Michael Christian Martinez. Kulik has one sibling, sister Svetlana, who also lives in California. His parents live in Russia.
  • 2009
    Age 31
    Kulik has skated with the Stars on Ice tour, shows in Russia, the 2009 Ice All Stars, the 2010 Festa On Ice.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2002
    Age 24
    Kulik married Ekaterina Gordeeva in San Francisco on 10 June 2002.
    More Details Hide Details They have one daughter, Elizaveta Ilinichna Kulik (born 15 June 2001). Gordeeva has one daughter, Daria Sergeevna Grinkova (born 11 September 1992), from her first marriage to her late husband and skating partner, Sergei Grinkov. The family lived in California for several years before moving to Avon, Connecticut in 2003. They returned to the Los Angeles area in the summer of 2007 and currently reside in Newport Beach. Season!
  • 2000
    Age 22
    Kulik also ventured briefly into acting, playing the role of Sergei, a Russian dancer, in the 2000 ballet-themed movie Center Stage.
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  • 1999
    Age 21
    In 1999, he skated a duet with his wife, Ekaterina Gordeeva.
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  • 1998
    Age 20
    Kulik withdrew from the 1998 World Championships due to his recurring back injury.
    More Details Hide Details He retired from competitive skating and has focused on performing in shows.
    At the 1998 Olympics, Kulik placed first in both the short and long programs and won the Olympic title at the age of 20.
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    He also won the Russian national title but missed the 1998 European Championships as a result of back problems.
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    He is the 1998 Olympic Champion, the 1995 European Champion, the 1997–1998 Grand Prix Final champion, and the 1995 World Junior champion.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1997
    Age 19
    During the 1997-98 season, Kulik won gold at the 1997 NHK Trophy and silver at the 1997 Skate Canada International to qualify for the Champion Series Final (now known as the Grand Prix Final) where he won the gold medal.
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  • 1996
    Age 18
    The next season, he won silver at the 1996 World Championships.
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  • 1994
    Age 16
    Kulik began skating at the age of five. In November 1994, he won the 1995 World Junior title and then, a few months later, the 1995 European title, at the age of 17.
    More Details Hide Details He was ninth at his first senior World Championships.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1977
    Born
    Born on May 23, 1977.
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