Profile: Lapel Pins from the 1982 World Championships, Copenhagen, Denmark It's an odd thing about Denmark and figure skating. For a country that has never produced a figure skater who has placed in the top three at the World or European Figure Skating Championships (competing under the Danish flag, that is), it has collectively hosted… Continue reading 1982 World Figure Skating Championships Pins: A Sellout Crowd.
Profile: Lapel Pins from the 1980 World Championships, Dortmund, West Germany Rightly or wrongly, the city of Dortmund, Germany, is known more as an industrial hub rather than as a glamorous and cosmopolitan city like Munich or Berlin. But that fact hasn't stopped Dortmund from a racking up a long history of hosting major figure skating… Continue reading 1980 World Figure Skating Championships Pin: A Missed Opportunity.
Profile: Lapel Pins from the 1970 World Championships, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia Just three years before the 1970 World Figure Skating Championships were contested in the Yugoslavian town of Ljubljana, the 1967 European Figure Skating Championships had taken place there, the first major international figure skating event held in Yugoslavia. So it was quite a step up… Continue reading 1970 World Figure Skating Championships Pins: Two-Sided Redux.
Profile: Lapel Pins from the 1987 World Figure Skating Championships, Cincinnati, Ohio Riverfront Coliseum, on the banks of the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, was the venue for the 1987 World Figure Skating Championships in the pre-Olympic year. Cincinnati proved to be an extremely popular host city, with capacity crowds, even for practices, at… Continue reading 1987 World Figure Skating Championships Pins: Cincinnati Welcomes the World.
Profile: Lapel Pins and Participant Medal from the 1962 World Figure Skating Championships, Prague, Czechoslovakia Following the February 1961 crash of Sabena Airlines Flight #548, which killed the entire U.S. figure skating world team—plus coaches, parents, family members, and dozens of others—and the subsequent cancellation of the 1961 World Figure Skating Championships scheduled for Prague,… Continue reading 1962 World Figure Skating Championships Pins: Prague Redux.