"Legal issue" delays Olympic team figure skating's medal ceremony
A "legal issue" has delayed the medal ceremony for the team figure skating competition at the Beijing Winter Games, the International Olympic Committee and International Skating Union announced on Wednesday.
The intrigue: No details were immediately given as to why Tuesday's scheduled ceremony for the Russian Olympic Committee team's gold, Team USA's silver and Japan's bronze medals did not take place.
What they're saying: IOC spokesperson Mark Adams said the "situation arose and came at short notice," per the BBC.
- "It's an emerging issue so I can't add very much at the moment," Adams said.
- He added that everyone was "doing absolutely everything that the situation can be resolved as soon as possible," but "as you know, legal issues can sometimes drag on," AP reports.
Editor's note: This article has been updated with further comment from Adams.