With the 2014 Winter Olympics now just two weeks away, it’s time to once again become an avid figure skating fan. Sure, you don’t care a lick about the sport for 206 straight weeks. But for the two weeks that the Olympic figure skating competition is going on, you know all about axels and lutzes and toe loops and salchows. In fact, for those two weeks, you’re pretty much an expert.
Today we’re going to get the ball rolling on your quadrennial enthusiasm for figure skating with a list of the most gorgeous skaters in the history of the Winter Games. Some of them you’ll probably remember; others you probably won’t. But that’s okay. The list will double as a (pretty poor) history lesson.
Let’s get to it then, shall we?