Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Lucy25, May 29, 2012.
Thanks for sharing the tweet. Congratulations, John!
Delighted for him!
Maybe they should for the occasion, rechristian it "Koke Klassic"!
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.
I see - it's purely commercial.
Congrats to all the figure skaters...Kwan, Kerr, T&D, Navka
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
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 was that will.i.am was chosen. Why?
She looks delighted, so enjoying herself
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.
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.
Good for him!
The Royal Family don't have any say over who is a torchbearer surely?
No they didn't at all, I thought that comment was a bit odd too!
Thanks for sharing that link. I also found this to be pretty interesting and neat:
Here's another photo of Michelle carrying the torch. http://on.fb.me/NZP65C
Love this photo.
Robin Cousins turn to carry the torch today
lots of skating torch bearers considering it is a minority sport here
Alan Seabrook ( not only for his services to skating but for fostering 350 childrenO)
as well as less well known skaters
Great picture of the Kween! Thanks for the link!
at the Ice Network title on the front page:
^^ Oh, just precious
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