Winter Olympics 2014

Iced! Olympic Skating's Biggest Controversies

Ashley Wagner's road to Sochi isn't the only flap to rock Olympic history. Look back at other scandals that have broken the ice


Though Mirai Nagasu placed third in the U.S. figure skating championships in January, it was fourth-place finisher Ashley Wagner who earned a ticket to the 2014 Sochi games, despite taking two tumbles during her routine. It's thought that Wagner's impressive résumé got her that third spot on the U.S. Olympic team, though that didn't stop angry commenters from flooding Twitter and driving Wagner from the social media site. For her part, Nagasu said, "Though I may not agree with it, I have to respect the decision the federation made."