Michelle Kwan to be one of Olympic torch bearers

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Lucy25, May 29, 2012.

  1. Simone411

    Simone411 Just Flip-Flopping Around

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    I never did like the taste of Pepsi. I remember those taste test commercials from the past. One of my friends did the taste test with me during that time. I knew it was Pepsi right away. yuck! :lol:

    Congratulations, Michelle! :respec:
     
  2. query5

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    congrats to Michelle, Torvill & dean , Alex all other torchbears nice honor for all
     
  3. Frau Muller

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    Were any of America's Olympic-champion (gold medal) skaters also invited, e.g., Sarah, Tara, Kristi, Dorothy, , Scott, Dick, et al?
     
  4. Skittl1321

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    Not by Coca-Cola. However, the list that Coca-Cola provided made it appear that the candidates were chosen more by service than by athletic achievement (most were not athletes).
     
  5. satchelpooch318

    satchelpooch318 New Member

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    She's almost THIRTY-TWO??? How did this happen??? Aye yai yai...
     
  6. Jammers

    Jammers Well-Known Member

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    Yeah i feel old too. :lol:
     
  7. manhn

    manhn Well-Known Member

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    I am almost positive that Yu Na ran in Toronto in 2010. By having representatives from other parts of the world participate, more of the world will focus on the Games.
     
  8. BigB08822

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    This is the first thing that comes to mind when I think of Summer Sanders. Then swimming. :lol:
     
  9. query5

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    the gold medalist did run use torchbearers in previous Olympics, 2002, for kristi, scott hamilton in 2002. I think most have ran with the torch except for the older ones past 1980-i am not sure. I know for 2002 the U.S picked alot of the U.S. skaters to be torchbears-some also with Olympic-partners, sponsors but nothing made a big deal out of it or mention on forums.-just saw online in paper, print and other places.

    It isn't like they didn't get be a torchbearer.it.
     
  10. kwanfan1818

    kwanfan1818 I <3 Kozuka

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    John Kerr tweeted:

    I will be carrying the Olympic torch in Edinburgh on the 13th of June! Can't wait :)
     
  11. Simone411

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    Thanks for sharing the tweet. Congratulations, John! :)
     
  12. skatesindreams

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    Delighted for him!
     
  13. Jot the Dot Dot

    Jot the Dot Dot Headstrong Buzzard

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    Maybe they should for the occasion, rechristian it "Koke Klassic"!
     
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  14. AnnieD

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    I was just looking on the website for the torch relay and whilst I was checking the torch bearers for June 13th (I'm a teacher and my class are involved in the torch celebrations in Broxburn, West Lothian) I noticed that Tatiana Navka is listed as a torch bearer for Larbert, a small town in Central Scotland. It's also on June 13th, before the torch reaches us in Broxburn and then moves onto John in Edinburgh (although I couldn't find his name on the list). I was really surprised to see her name listed.

    http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay/torchbearers/community=larbert/
     
  15. Frau Muller

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    I see - it's purely commercial. :rofl:
     
  16. FunnyBut

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    Congrats to all the figure skaters...Kwan, Kerr, T&D, Navka :cheer:
     
  17. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to Nationals!

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    From this local NBC TV news piece, it sounds like the Kween may have run with the torch on Day 52 (July 9)? I haven't come across any photos or video of her yet:
    ETA: Ooooh, Coca-Cola controversy (not surprisingly): http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-18298825

    Found a photo of Michelle Kwan with the torch in Oxford! https://twitter.com/alexandracruzer/status/222411163730841600/photo/1
     
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  18. taf2002

    taf2002 flower lady

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    The Kween looks great! As for the controversy, how silly. When the Olys were in the US not all the runners were American. This is nothing new. What really made me :eek: was that will.i.am was chosen. Why?
     
  19. l'etoile

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    Some controversy:blah:

    She looks delighted, so enjoying herself:swoon:
     
  20. alij

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    Think the "controversy" was a little blown out of proportion, i know that a few people have queried why we have had torch bearers of other nationalities running but as soon as it is explained that this is usual, there is no issue.

    As for Will.i.am, apart from being a big celebrity here, particularly prominent atm through being a judge on The Voice UK, he donated his fee from the show, £500,000, to The Princes Trust to help fund a project to teach technology skills to disadvantaged children and I believe has become involved in other charitable projects in the country.
     
  21. kwanfan1818

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    Charitable works in Great Britain are taken very seriously by the Royal Family. I'm not surprised that they might be the reason why one celebrity was chosen over the other.
     
  22. skatesindreams

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    Good for him!
     
  23. allezfred

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    The Royal Family don't have any say over who is a torchbearer surely? :confused:
     
  24. alij

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    No they didn't at all, I thought that comment was a bit odd too!
     
  25. Iceman

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    http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/olympic-torch7.htm
     
  26. Simone411

    Simone411 Just Flip-Flopping Around

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    Thanks for sharing that link. I also found this to be pretty interesting and neat:

     
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    Love this photo. :cool:
     
  29. alij

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    Robin Cousins turn to carry the torch today :)

    https://twitter.com/Waldmeisterei/status/224936056129200128/photo/1

    lots of skating torch bearers considering it is a minority sport here
    T&D
    Robin Cousins
    Michelle Kwan
    Tatiana Navka
    John Kerr
    Alan Seabrook ( not only for his services to skating but for fostering 350 childrenO)
    Suzanne Otterson

    as well as less well known skaters
    Danielle Harrison
    Amber Ferguson
    Niamh McHale
    Sophie Whittam
    Kelsey Nolan
     
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  30. skatingfan5

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    Great picture of the Kween! Thanks for the link! :)