Russian Sotnikova wins gold, 1st for country in women's skating, Kim gets silver

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Adelina Sotnikova of Russia competes in the women's free skate figure skating finals at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday.


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One member of the judging panel, Yuri Balkov of Ukraine, served a one-year suspension after the 1998 Nagano Olympics, but was back on the ice dancing panel at the Salt Lake City Games.

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AP Sports Writer Rachel Cohen, Associated Press Writer Leonid Chisov and freelancer Marie Millikan contributed to this story.

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