Michelle Kwan to be one of Olympic torch bearers

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  1. Simone411

    Simone411 aka IceSkate98

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

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    Delighted for him!
  3. Jot the Dot Dot

    Jot the Dot Dot Well-Known Member

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    Maybe they should for the occasion, rechristian it "Koke Klassic"!
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  4. 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/
  5. Frau Muller

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

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

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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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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  8. taf2002

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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?
  9. l'etoile

    l'etoile New Member

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    Some controversy:blah:

    She looks delighted, so enjoying herself:swoon:
  10. 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.
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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.
  12. skatesindreams

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    Good for him!
  13. allezfred

    allezfred Prick Admin Staff Member

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

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    No they didn't at all, I thought that comment was a bit odd too!
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    http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/olympic-torch7.htm
  16. Simone411

    Simone411 aka IceSkate98

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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:
  19. 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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  20. skatingfan5

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    Great picture of the Kween! Thanks for the link! :)
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  22. l'etoile

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    ^^ Oh, just precious:D