The “Kiss and Cry” Is a Real Thing at the Olympics, and It’s Not What You Think

The "Kiss and Cry" Is a Real Thing at the Olympics, and It's Not What You Think

For figure skating, some of the most dramatic action has been happening rink-side at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea — from the colorful commentary to the anxious theatrics on display at the "kiss and cry." The kiss and cry refers to the area where skaters await their scores postperformance and is a term coined in the 1980s by Finnish skating official Jane Erkko . The phrase has since been adopted as an official term by the US Figure Skating Regulations. The popularity of watching the rush […]

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