What It’s Like to be Drug Tested by the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA)

What It’s Like to be Drug Tested by the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA)

In 2016, at the World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Debrecen, Hungary, I was randomly selected to be drug tested. Drug testing is standard in elite sports, though the transparency and knowledge of the process isn’t widely known. At every figure skating competition sanctioned by the International Skating Union (ISU), there are two athletes randomly…

An Athlete Abroad – What it’s Like to Travel the World as a Figure Skater

An Athlete Abroad – What it’s Like to Travel the World as a Figure Skater

Figure skating is not a mainstream sport in most countries. It’s a 4-year sport, meaning the general population watches it once every four years, at the Winter Olympics. Despite being the most popular Winter Olympic sport in the U.S., the number of year-round fans pales in comparison to most others. Even the U.S. Figure Skating…