Lynn Rutherford

Freelance sportswriter covering Olympic sports.

Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker latch on to humor, joy and being organic

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The three-time U.S. bronze medalists have had to fight their way into the crowded U.S. ice dance spotlight, competing alongside all-time greats. [more]

Jason Brown, Rohene Ward seek to spread the light with “Sinnerman” program

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When choreographer Rohene Ward contemplates a new program for Jason Brown, he asks himself: How are we trying to touch people? With frustrations in the Black community growing and COVID-19 tightening its grip, Ward thought it was time to honor Alvin Ailey. [more]

Where are the quads in pairs’ figure skating?

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At the 2015 World Figure Skating Championships in Shanghai, five of the top seven pair teams attempted a quad element in their free skates, but a pair hasn't done a quad in three years. So, why aren’t pairs trying quad twists and throws anymore? [more]