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Loves_Shizuka
02-24-2012, 06:46 PM
Knowing Bourzat and his background, I don't worry about him becoming a convinced communist or showing any kind of genuine respect to a tyrant.

Quite interested in what you mean by this?

ioana
02-24-2012, 07:43 PM
Quite interested in what you mean by this?

Am sure cholla or someone else more in the know can elaborate on this, but his father is a doctor who's worked with many humanitarian causes, including in Somalia and Kenya where he was directing a program aimed to control animal disease in the region and an earlier international project to fight against the tsetse fly. My understanding is that the family (including young Fabian) went along on some of the trips earlier on -not sure if they included Africa, but he definitely got a much better hands-on understanding of some of these issue than most kids that age.

http://www.lefigaro.fr/lefigaromagazine/2006/08/11/01006-20060811ARTMAG90262-chercheur_de_paix_en_somalie.php


Yes, I did some FB stalking on this a while back :shuffle:

Loves_Shizuka
02-24-2012, 11:07 PM
^WOW, interesting; thanks!

Zemgirl
02-25-2012, 10:19 AM
Am sure cholla or someone else more in the know can elaborate on this, but his father is a doctor who's worked with many humanitarian causes, including in Somalia and Kenya where he was directing a program aimed to control animal disease in the region and an earlier international project to fight against the tsetse fly. My understanding is that the family (including young Fabian) went along on some of the trips earlier on -not sure if they included Africa, but he definitely got a much better hands-on understanding of some of these issue than most kids that age.
That is interesting, thanks for doing the FB research :D. On their website, Bourzat's bio starts with him moving back to France when he was seven - he must have had some interesting experiences until then; I wonder how well he can remember his life before returning to France? I don't have too many memories from before I started school.

But since this is the Finnish news thread: has Laura's interview been published yet?

IDC a.k.a. Ritti
02-26-2012, 06:04 PM
But since this is the Finnish news thread: has Laura's interview been published yet?
I tried to look for the Urheilulehti magazine in stores but couldn't spot it. I wonder if anyone here has had better luck in finding it?

Finnice
02-27-2012, 01:26 PM
I tried to look for the Urheilulehti magazine in stores but couldn't spot it. I wonder if anyone here has had better luck in finding it?

Tried on Friday in my local city market, with no luck:(

Sylvia
03-14-2012, 07:41 PM
Juha S. Valkama, 32, a former Finnish ice dancing champion, was charged with DWI in Downtown Jersey City [New Jersey] crash: http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2012/03/former_figure_skating_star_cha.html

kwanfan1818
03-14-2012, 07:59 PM
I'm glad Valkama only made contact with an inanimate object.

If I were trying to sell ice dancing to parents in Finland, I would note that while top-level dancers may be few and far between, they certainly excel in business.

Marco
03-14-2012, 09:56 PM
All threads go back to her. Even Finnish skating news turned political debates.

:rofl:

But this thread kept pumping up and I thought we are finally having updates on Lepisto's injury and competitive plans. Oh well... :shuffle:

Sylvia
03-15-2012, 11:24 PM
"Five favorite things with Saga Krantz" (synchro head coach of the Haydenettes in Massachusetts since 2005): http://web.icenetwork.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120224&content_id=26831568&vkey=ice_news

1. You are a native of Finland. What is your favorite authentic Finnish food?

There are few of them:

Karelian Pasties: They are made from a thin rye crust with a filling of rice. Butter, often mixed with boiled egg, is spread over the hot pasties before eating.
Finnish chocolate (Fazer milk chocolate)
Blueberry juice
Finnish rye bread

Coco
03-16-2012, 01:00 AM
If I were trying to sell ice dancing to parents in Finland, I would note that while top-level dancers may be few and far between, they certainly excel in business.

That was my thought as well!

Finnice
03-16-2012, 07:53 AM
DUI is stupid and Juha Valkama certainly has not made an impression of being stupid to me. :(
As soon as we get some information of Lepistö´s condition, I´ll let you know. She, as all the top Finnish skaters, are scheduled in ice gala 19.4. (and I´ll be in Budapest that day:blah:).

matti
03-16-2012, 01:32 PM
:( Kiira Korpi and Laura Lepistö fighting for the only world spot next year...

Sylvia
03-16-2012, 01:36 PM
I was confused by matti's post above until I saw the :( news of Kiira Korpi's withdrawal posted in the 2012 Worlds forum (http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?p=3511412#post3511412) in Kiss and Cry:

Just published (in Finnish)
http://www.hs.fi/urheilu/Kiira+Korven+piina+jatkuu++MM-kisat+j%C3%A4%C3%A4+v%C3%A4liin/a1305557958523
http://yle.fi/urheilu/lajit/muut/taitoluistelu/2012/03/kiira_korvelle_raju_takaisku_-_mm-kisat_valiin_3338398.html

She's suffering from several problems with her leg. :( The hip (and "back part of thigh") pain that she's had for a couple of months has extended to the back of the foot - which is also something she already suffered from last summer.

She'll be replaced by Alisa Mikonsaari.

matti
03-16-2012, 02:00 PM
I was confused by matti's post above until I saw the :( news of Kiira Korpi's withdrawal posted in the 2012 Worlds forum (http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?p=3511412#post3511412) in Kiss and Cry:

Sorry about that...and thanks, Sylvia, for posting the news!