Ekaterina Gordeeva

Figure skater Ekaterina Gordeeva

Ekaterina "Katia" Alexandrovna Gordeeva is a Russian figure skater. Together with her late partner and husband Sergei Grinkov, she was the 1988 and 1994 Olympic Champion and four-time World Champion in pair skating. After her husband's death, she continued performing as a singles skater.
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Birthday
28 May 1971
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National NBC Broadcast in November - MarketWatch (press release)
Google News - over 6 years
The PANDORA(R) Unforgettable Holiday Moments on Ice skating cast will also include two-time Olympic champion Ekaterina Gordeeva, 2006 world champion Kimmie Meissner, 1994 world champion Yuka Sato, three-time US champion Michael Weiss, 2003 world ice
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Battle of the Blades still a go - Toronto Sun
Google News - over 6 years
Battle of the Blades was an instant hit among Canadian viewers when it debuted on CBC in the fall of 2009. Craig Simpson and Jamie Salé were the winners in the first season, while Valeri Bure and Ekaterina Gordeeva were the champions of the second
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Women's World Cup: The Beautiful Game - New Yorker (blog)
Google News - over 6 years
Jerry Seinfeld had a funny bit once about girl gymnasts on this line; for myself Ekaterina Gordeeva is the one women in the world for whom I would leave my wife. (I will add that they resemble each other a little.) To women's soccer is added the oddity
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Top 10 CBC Shows - Crave Online
Google News - over 6 years
The popular reality show that teams up former NHLers with professional figure skaters has seen past winners like Valeri Bure and Ekaterina Gordeeva as well as Craig Simpson and Jamie Salé. - "The Nature of Things with Dr. David Suzuki" Canadian icon
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Dubreuil returns to 'Battle' two years after Season 1 concussion - The Canadian Press
Google News - over 6 years
"Last year (Ekaterina Gordeeva) was doing a throw double flip and a throw double flip is not super-hard but we had a hockey player putting a girl up into the air — she's flying 14 or 15 feet across the ice and he has to put her straight
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Весенний дайджест - Спорт Сегодня
Google News - over 6 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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'Battle of the Blades' mastermind says NHLers intimidated by quality of skating - Winnipeg Free Press
Google News - almost 7 years
Valeri Bure (left) and Ekaterina Gordeeva take to the ice as they celebrate winning the television ice dance competition 'Battle of The Blades in Toronto on Monday November 22, 2010 . "Battle of the Blades" mastermind Kevin Albrecht says the success of
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Kim to perform in Seoul this weekend - The Korea Herald
Google News - almost 7 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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LEADING OFF; Vikings' and Titans' Troubles Mount
NYTimes - about 7 years
It's time to look objectively at the two infernos blazing in the N.F.L. this week and decide: which one is uglier? Candidate No. 1 is the Vikings, who fired Coach Brad Childress weeks after the move might have done any good. On Monday the move seemed like the football equivalent of using a fire extinguisher on a volcano. The eruption has buried the
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What's On Sunday
NYTimes - over 8 years
9 P.M. (13, 49) PLACE OF EXECUTIONJuliet Stevenson stars as Catherine Heathcote, a television journalist and single mother bent on solving the 1963 disappearance of a 13-year-old girl whose body was never found -- despite a murder conviction in the case. In flashbacks more than 40 years earlier, Lee Ingleby plays George Bennett, a high-level police
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What's On Tonight
NYTimes - about 10 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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Sports Briefing
NYTimes - almost 11 years
BASKETBALL TEAM SUSPENDS RICHARDSON -- The Albany Patroons of the Continental Basketball Association suspended their coach, Micheal Ray Richardson, the former Knicks star, yesterday for the rest of the league's championship series in connection with remarks attributed to him concerning gays and Jews. The Albany Times Union quoted Richardson as
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WHAT'S ON TONIGHT
NYTimes - about 11 years
8 P.M. (Showtime) COACH CARTER -- (2005). Samuel L. Jackson (above, front) stars in this tough-love sports melodrama based on the true story of Ken Carter, a high school basketball coach who benched his undefeated but underfinanced team in Richmond, Calif., until they showed academic improvement. Robert Ri'chard is Damien Carter, the coach's son,
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COVER STORY; For Skaters, There's No Holiday From the Ice
NYTimes - about 18 years
It is the season when figure-skating specials, those sparkling confections starring famous Olympians from the not-so-distant past, sprinkle the networks like snowflakes. No two are exactly the same but, as it goes with snowflakes, no two are so terribly different. They are eye-candy, fusing athletics and artistry, and now that the International
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TV Notes; Skating Fans' Revenge
NYTimes - almost 20 years
If you've ever wanted to throttle the Russian figure skating judge -- or any judge who gave a ludicrous score to your favorite skater -- then Friday should be your special night. CBS Sports will present a live figure skating competition, called ''The Great Skate Debate,'' from 9 to 11 P.M., to be judged by viewers with Internet access. Twelve
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ICE SKATING REVIEW; A Warm Marriage of Art and Athletics on Ice
NYTimes - almost 20 years
Madison Square Garden was packed on Saturday night for ''Discover Stars on Ice,'' now in its 12th touring season. It is a hybrid show, accenting both the athletic and the artistic and as such, one of the best on the rink. Those looking for pure artistry will find it in the ice-dancing team of Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean. Those who appreciate
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PAPERBACK BEST SELLERS: October 12, 1997
NYTimes - over 20 years
Weeks This On Week List Fiction 1 1 A LESSON BEFORE DYING, by Ernest J. Gaines. (Vintage, $12.) In 1948, a bond is forged between two black men -- one a teacher, the other on death row for murder -- in Louisiana. (+) 2 4 SILENT WITNESS, by Richard North Patterson. (Ballantine, $7.99.) Two murder cases change the lives of men and women from the
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PAPERBACK BEST SELLERS: October 5, 1997
NYTimes - over 20 years
Weeks This On Week List Fiction 1 2 SILENT HONOR, by Danielle Steel. (Dell, $7.50.) The attack on Pearl Harbor has tragic consequences for Japanese-American families. 2 2 *REMEMBER WHEN, by Judith McNaught. (Pocket, $7.99.) A Dallas billionaire and a Houston heiress find each other at a Texas-style gala. 3 3 SILENT WITNESS, by Richard North
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BEST SELLERS: April 20, 1997
NYTimes - almost 21 years
Weeks This Last On Week Week List Fiction 1 1 6 THE PARTNER, by John Grisham. (Doubleday, $26.95.) The pursuit of $90 million stolen by a Mississippi lawyer who has apparently died and been cremated -- but is actually hiding in Brazil. 2 1 THE RANCH, by Danielle Steel. (Delacorte, $25.95.) Three women who were college roommates come to terms with
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Ekaterina Gordeeva
    FORTIES
  • 2012
    Age 40
    In 2012, Kulik and Gordeeva opened Kulik's Skating, an ice rink and figure skating training environment in Lake Forest, California.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2010
    Age 38
    Gordeeva rejoined Stars on Ice in November 2010 for the 25th Anniversary Tour.
    In the November 22, 2010 finale, she and Bure won the competition.
    In 2010 Gordeeva competed with hockey player Valeri Bure in the figure skating reality show Battle of the Blades.
  • 2008
    Age 36
    In 2008, she flew to the United States from Russia during the taping of Ice Age 2 in order to headline Skate for the Heart a second time.
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  • 2007
    Age 35
    In 2007, Ekaterina Gordeeva starred in Skate for the Heart, a show designed to raise awareness of heart disease.
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    During that show in 2007, the mother-daughter duo became a trio when they were joined by Gordeeva's younger daughter, Liza, and all three skated together to "Homesick" performed live by The Cheetah Girls.
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  • 2003
    Age 31
    In 2003, she appeared on the ice for the first time with Daria.
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  • 2002
    Age 30
    Gordeeva and Kulik married in a private ceremony in San Francisco on June 10, 2002.
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    Gordeeva and Kulik married in a private ceremony in San Francisco, California, USA, on June 10, 2002.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2001
    Age 29
    On June 15, 2001, Gordeeva gave birth to her second daughter, Elizaveta (or the diminutive "Liza," pronounced LEE-za) Ilinichna Kulik.
    In 2001, she was the subject of a Lenox figurine called "Katia's Celebration of Life", which depicts her performing a layback spin in the tribute she skated for Grinkov. She also appeared in the 2003 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue as a featured athlete.
  • 1998
    Age 26
    Her father is 1998 Olympic men's singles champion Ilia Kulik.
    For the 1998–99 season of Stars on Ice, she and fellow Russians Ilia Kulik, Elena Bechke, and Denis Petrov performed a quartet which showcased her pair skills, and in 1999–2000, she and Kulik skated a romantic duet during the tour.
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    In 1998, she told an interviewer that "My life of great skating, and skating with him, is over,...
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    She published a second book in April 1998, titled A Letter for Daria.
    Gordeeva is now married to the 1998 Olympic men's singles champion, Ilia Kulik.
  • 1996
    Age 24
    Gordeeva returned to Stars on Ice as a solo skater in 1996 and toured with the show every year until 2000, when she took time off to give birth to another daughter in June 2001.
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    In February 1996, Gordeeva returned to the ice, this time as a solo performer.
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  • 1992
    Age 20
    Shortly after Daria's birth, Gordeeva recommenced training for the new season of Stars on Ice, which premiered in November 1992 and continued through the following April.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1991
    Age 19
    Gordeeva and Grinkov had a state wedding on April 20, 1991, and a church wedding on April 28.
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  • 1989
    Age 17
    By 1989, the skating partnership had grown into a romantic relationship. They shared their first kiss on New Year's Eve 1988 and were married in April 1991.
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  • 1988
    Age 16
    She was hospitalized for a time, but they were still able to compete in, and win, the 1988 Winter Olympics which began the following February. They remain the youngest pairs team ever to win Olympic gold. After a fall in their long program, they took silver at the World Championships in 1988, but reclaimed the title in 1989 and 1990. They turned professional in the fall 1990, winning their first World Professional Championship in 1991.
    Together with her partner and husband, the late Sergei Grinkov, she was the 1988 and 1994 Olympic Champion and four-time World Champion in Pair Skating.
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  • 1987
    Age 15
    They landed the difficult element with ease at the 1987 World Championships. They also completed the element at the 1987 European Championships, but due to a problem with Grinkov's boot strap and a misunderstanding about the rules (the referee signaled them to stop, going so far as to turn off their music but they continued skating), they were disqualified from that event.
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    In November 1987, Grinkov caught a blade on the ice during a practice session and dropped Gordeeva on her forehead.
  • 1985
    Age 13
    Gordeeva and Grinkov won the 1985 World Junior Championships in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1981
    Age 9
    Gordeeva began figure skating at age four, when she entered Children and Youth Sports School of CSKA Moscow. She was not a particularly strong jumper, and in August 1981, coach Vladimir Zaharov paired the 11-year-old Gordeeva with the 15-year-old Sergei Grinkov. Because Grinkov frequently missed practice, their coach eventually insisted that Gordeeva pair with someone else, but she refused.
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  • 1971
    Born
    Born on May 28, 1971.
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