US figure skaters still await medals from Beijing Games

  • FILE - Kamila Valieva, of the Russian Olympic Committee, reacts after the women's free skate program during the figure skating competition at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022, in Beijing. Eight months after finishing behind the Russians at the Winter Games, the U.S. team has yet to receive its medals, or even know whether they will be silver or gold. That’s because only recently did the Russian Anti-Doping Agency complete its painfully slow investigation into Kamila Valieva, the now-16-year-old whose positive doping test that surfaced during the opening week of the Olympics led to its biggest scandal in years. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File)

  • Nathan Chen competes in the men’s free skate program during the figure skating event at the 2022 Winter Olympics on Feb. 10 in Beijing. Eight months after finishing behind the Russians at the Winter Games, the U.S. team has yet to receive its medals, or even know whether they will be silver or gold. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)

Every once in a while, Nathan Chen and the rest of the American figure skaters who finished second in the team event at the Beijing Olympics will get on a group chat and catch up on everything happening in their lives.