I found this newly posted and totally great collection of clips from the 98 Olympics. They are from the true heyday of skating when 30 minute or even 1 hour programs outside the actual competition could be shown daily and bring in significant viewers. These are hosted by Peter Carruthers and Roz Sumners. They are actually fairly informative in that that give a pretty clear perspective on how skating was viewed and judged pre-CoP. There are lots of demos and interviews with actual influential players (skaters, coaches, officials and judges) at the time. Worth watching to see how the sport has evolved (forward or backward depending on your point of view). Here are a few of the clips I enjoyed the most. BTW the third host, Alice Cook, is a former skater herself and 1976 Olympian in pairs with Bill Fauver who later skated in Sarajevo with Lee Ann Miller in 1984. Miller of course became a noted choreographer after retiring.
Discussion of basic spinning positions, including the physics and physiological effects behind them, as well as a discussion of old 6.0 judging in an interview with judge Jean Senft. (Doris I told you I would find more vids with her in them.)
Preview of the ladies event (please don't turn this into installment 6,000,0001 of the Tara vs Michelle Wars)
An interview with Speedy and a discussion about the Ice Dance judging controversy and judging scandals in general.
Ice dance competition review and interview with Grishuk and Platov.
Original Dance preview with Isabelle Duschenay including a discussion of the new use of lyrics.
CD discussion with Bourne and Dubova.
Discussion of the merits of the quad. Funny how certain arguments reemerge decade after decade.