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04-19-2010, 07:44 AM
Anne Patrice McDonough made her own costumes.
Jill Trenary didn't have big hair. She actually trained two cats to bouffant on top of her head.
Midori Ito was actually a male Bulgarian midget weightlifter.
Caryn Kadavy actually won Worlds in 1987, but Katarina Witt refused to concede first place on the podium to her.
Marjorie Chin carried a copy of Mommie Dearest around in her handbag for guidance.
P J Kwong, known for her formidable multi - tasking broadcasting skills, is actually the Dionne quintuplets, but hasn't let on.
Peggy Fleming is color - blind. Her favourite color isn't chartreuse, but burgundy.
04-19-2010, 04:51 PM
Dick Button once considered a career as a professional juggler.
Todd Eldridge sold insurance door to door to finance his skating.
Sasha Cohen's family emigrated from Russia due to suspicions of being werewolves.
Scott Hamilton once heavily invested in professional gnu ranching.
Nancy Kerrigan appeared on four different episodes of Star Trek, the Next Generation! that were never aired.
Kristi Yamaguchi's secret hobbies are knitting bowling ball covers and driving monster trucks.
Michelle Kwan can sleep standing up and in fact once fell asleep on the podium and had to be nudged awake by the other medalists.
Brian Joubert has a crippling fear of door handles.
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04-19-2010, 06:00 PM
Sinead Kerr has a most peculiar eating disorder: Only thing she eats is haggis.
04-20-2010, 01:40 AM
Johnny Weir was conceived on Splash Mountain at Disney World?
Debi Thomas performed a triple heart bypass operation on her coach during mens’s compulsory figures at the 1988 Winter Olympics?
John Misha Petkevich is the only figure skater to win a World Ice Dance Silver Medal skating by himself?
Scott Hamilton had a full scholarship to study Opera at Juilliard?
Carolina Kostner can only speak French; she cannot speak Italian?
Jamie Sale sang the lead vocal on the CD that Davis and White used for their Indian Original Dance?
Dick Button was the official spokesmodel for Levi’s 501 Blues until 1997? He also has the zippers in all of his other trousers replaced with buttons.
Kevin Van Der Perren soaks his feet in ketchup every night before he goes to bed?
Dan Zhang and Hao Zhang are the official distributors of Omaha Steaks in China?
04-21-2010, 02:17 AM
Rachael Flatt already has her Ph.D. in molecular biology. The media just doesn't mention it because no one would believe she got her doctorate in six weeks while practicing for nationals.
Irina Slutskaya turned down Dick Button's invitation to skate pairs with him at the 2002 Olympics.
04-21-2010, 02:52 AM
Researchers have recently detected a strong link between pinching rosy cheeks and a disease known as vasculitis...
04-21-2010, 04:12 AM
And did you know that:
The salchow is the only jump where the quint is actually easier to achieve than the quad?
Jeremy Abbott has a superstition where he paints every other toenail black before he competes? If he wins, he removes all the nail polish afterwards. If he loses, he paints the others red and keeps it that way until his next competition.
Tomas Verner has a huge tattoo of a cactus on his left hip?
Caroline Zhang's all-time favorite skater is Trixi Schuba?
Ashley Wagner's favorite mixed drink is Sprite and coffee?
Emanuel Sandhu prefers sleeping in a bathtub rather than a bed?
Irina Slutskaya wanted to give birth on horseback?
04-21-2010, 06:27 PM
Rachael Flatt and Kevin Reynolds are identical twins separated at birth but were taken to differente sides of the border so NBC couldn´t make tons of fluff on ´sibblings going to the Olympics´shit?
04-24-2010, 04:27 AM
Did you know that:
Michelle Kwan's middle name is Mildred?
Nancy Kerrigan was Julia Robert's stunt double in Erin Brockovich?
Alexei Yagudin is actually Dick Button's grandfather's neighbor from a previous life?
04-24-2010, 04:31 PM
Kurt Browning was born in 2054 and is aging backwards?
Tanith and Ben are not U.S. citizens; they are Korean?
Karel Zalenka really does have five? (See 2006 Worlds costume.)
Speedy Cinquanta came in 1567th place in Men's at the 1943 Europeans?
Maya Usova's paternal-paternal great-grandmother was a dragon?
Johnny Weir stole his glove, "Camille," from Frank Carroll's private collection?
04-24-2010, 10:02 PM
And did you know that?
Sandra Bezic invented botox.
Qing Pang spends her free time running a blog for sumo wrestlers.
Victoria Volchkova suffers from a rare balance disorder; she actually stuffs her bra to help give her proper spinal alignment.
04-24-2010, 11:55 PM
Nobunari Oda has been known to secretly take HGH to increase his size and musculature.
Yuna Kim eats three Snickers bars before every long program at a competition to give her an energy boost.
Tomas Verner gets paid extra every time he screws up his LP.
Mao is dating Edward Cullen, and because he is a vampire he often bites her neck and gives her hickeys and so she wears choker necklines in all of her costumes to hide those marks.
Christina Gao is a body builder in her spare time.
04-25-2010, 10:14 PM
All the skating costumes Eric Millot ever wore were from the wardrobe of the movie Les parapluies de Cherbourg.
Claudia Kristofics-Binder could spin in two directions at the same time but was told not to by the Austrian federation.
Jenni Meno is the secret mother of Blanket Jackson.
Stefan Lindemann has designed fonts since the age of 6 and his best known typefaces are Verdana and Comic Sans.
04-26-2010, 11:07 PM
Furthermore, did you know that:
Michael Weiss was taught tap-dancing by the Nicholas Brothers in the early 1980's and was juvenile boys tap champion from 1984-1997?
Madonna is Adam Rippon's grandmother?
Emily Hughes has her own vegetable garden on the roof of Sky Rink?
Evgeni Plushenko is the current owner of snoopysnake's first car, a 1978 Dodge Omni?
Steven Cousins has been married to every skater who's ever been in the Grand Prix Ladies' final?
Toller Cranston is deathly afraid of Kellogg's Rice Krispies?
Every year on her vacation Maria Butryskaya paddles a canoe the entire length of the Mississippi River?
Robin Szolkowy and Miki Ando are both Swedish and are 6th cousins?
Charlie Tickner is the founder and CEO ex-officio of Ticketmaster?
Rosalynn Sumners' real last name is Wintners?
04-28-2010, 09:37 AM
Did you know that...
Emanuel Sandhu once played semi-professional hockey in Finland as the team's enforcer?
Michelle Kwan is working on an exhibition number with Jeffrey Buttle and Stephane Lambiel to the music of Britney Spears' "3"?
Sasha Cohen moonlights as a waitress at a Pomona, CA Dave and Buster's to make ends meet?
Tatiana Totmianina served two years in a Russian prison for smuggling illegal elephant tusks into the country?
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