Olympic Hopefuls at Team USA Media Summit in Utah: skater news/social media coverage

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  1. Sylvia

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    The pre-Sochi Olympic Team USA Media Summit will take place Sept. 29-Oct. 2, 2013, in Park City, Utah. More than 100 Team USA hopefuls for the 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games will participate in the four-day event.
    http://www.teamusa.org/Media/Games/Sochi-2014/Media-Summit

    I'm glad to see Castelli/Shnapir included this time. Chock/Bates (Finlandia), Ross Miner and Christina Gao (both assigned to Nepela Trophy) are scheduled to make their respective international season debuts in early October, which likely is why they are not included here (I assume they were invited).
     
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  2. Sylvia

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    Associated Press article with good news for Max Aaron! :cool:http://www.washingtonpost.com/sport...d9d858-2621-11e3-9372-92606241ae9c_story.html
    Tweeted today by @MaxTAaron:
     
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  3. Sylvia

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    Tweeted by @MaxTAaron and the Instagram photo link was tweeted by Gracie Gold:
    Twitter hash tag is #MediaSummit
     
  4. Garden Kitty

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    Thanks, I saw some of the skaters tweeting about Park City and I wasn't sure what they were referencing. I hope they all have fun, and glad that Max got a nice endorsement.
     
  5. Sylvia

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    Tweeted by USFS:
    Lysacek announced his withdrawal from Skate America in the press conference just now - see
    the relevant tweets posted in his news thread: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/sho...ime-for-Evan&p=4006389&viewfull=1#post4006389

    Tweeted by @amyrosewater:
    Tweeted by @KellyWhiteside of USA Today:
    ETA link to new GSD thread: Ashley Wagner decries Russian anti-gay law
     
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  6. B.Cooper

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    The set up for the media event looks to be different from the autumn media event in Chicago back in 2009, where much of the media did one on one interviews, rather than group Q and A's.
     
  7. Sylvia

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  8. Sylvia

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    Recap of what the Team USA singles skaters said to the media in Park City today: http://www.icenetwork.com/news/2013/09/30/62231950

    ETA more USFS photos/tweets/Instagram & vine videos:

    Instagram photo of Abbott with the Kween! http://instagram.com/p/e5IlIMm3y8/

    "A sweet moment between friends @agneszawadzki and @AshWagner2010 #MediaSummit" http://pic.twitter.com/4b9v1I4TvQ

    Video of Abbott, Aaron and Lysacek posing: http://instagram.com/p/e5hT_xG34R/

    "Flash bulbs all over the place. A look at some of the seven photo stations in one room. #MediaSummit" https://vine.co/v/h6lWzVJ6lKH

    Video montage that includes Wagner and Zawadzki: http://vine.co/v/h6ldu2b0IiW

    "Two lovely ladies talk figure skating ... Kwan and @AshWagner2010 on @FOXSports1 #MediaSummit" http://pic.twitter.com/O6ffckovQc
     
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  9. Sylvia

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  10. Sylvia

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    Great photos! I noticed in the group photo that Max is wearing those brown dress shoes again that I've seen him wear at WTT and a few other photos this season. He must really like them! :)
     
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  12. Frau Muller

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    Love the photos! Kristi doesn't age, does she? Beautiful as ever.
     
  13. Sylvia

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    I hate seeing Mirai left out of these events. It makes the outcome at Nats seem predetermined. But remember Keauna and Rockne and Coca Cola. The best-laid plans of skating feds and man....
     
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    Wow, Kristi looks amazing!
     
  16. kittyjake5

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    Thank you Sylvia for all the news, photos and info! :)
     
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    ...and I hate to see C/B missing from this, but I do know that they can't be there because of Finlandia. It just seems that the press is all about S/S and I would hate to think they have a "predetermined" lock on a spot considering H/D's recent showing.
     
  18. RD

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    But she did all this stuff in 2010 didn't she?

    She has not proven herself to be one of the top contenders thus far. Therefore, she's not a part of the 2014 hype. But then again - maybe it's better for her that way.
     
  19. DaveRocks

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    Has Evan?
     
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    Say what you will, but he IS the reigning Oly champ...

    Most (if not all) the fans assume he won't make it, but as far as the press is concerned, nothing builds hype like an Olympic champ going for another one.
     
  21. toddlj

    toddlj Livestreams at 1am on Thanksgiving weekend? OK!

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    ETA: Okay, to be fair, with Finlandia and Ondrej Nepala both going on this weekend, Nagasu (and Gao, Miner, Razzano and Dornbush for that matter) are not available to attend this.
     
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  22. Sylvia

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    Blog article about Davis/White's programs: http://espn.go.com/blog/olympics/post/_/id/3774/davis-white-hope-russian-ties-help-in-sochi

    Photos from the USOC media summit, Oct. 1:

    Meryl Davis & Charlie White

    Maia & Alex Shibutani

    Marissa Castelli & Simon Shnapir

    Caydee Denney & John Coughlin

    ETA Meryl Davis' tweets/photos:
     
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  23. Sylvia

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  24. NadineWhite

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    Gorgeous pics, LOVE 'EM! :hat1:

    Here's hoping someone from Team USA can bring in the viewers and sponsorship, et al, the way my fav Lolo Jones has done for track & field. :smokin: Lolo is not only gorgeous but her personality is AWESOME (here's hoping she finally grabs an Olympic medal of any color). :kickass:
     
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    Davis/White article by Bryce Miller: http://www.freep.com/article/20131003/SPORTS17/310030044/ice-dancing-charlie-white-meryl-davis

    Video: Behind The Scenes At Team USA Media Summit hosted by Kristi Yamaguchi: http://www.teamusa.org/Road-to-Soch...02/Behind-The-Scenes-At-Team-USA-Media-Summit (with appearances by the Kween & Agnes Zawadzki)

    ETA more tweeted photos & short videos:

    Say cheese! https://vine.co/v/hgA3VlixKx7

    Photos by @kevinjairaj:
    "This girl! So much fun @AshWagner2010 You rocked it today! @USATODAYsports #figureskating #sochi2014 #mediasummit" http://pic.twitter.com/8kkGk5N7XE
    @CharlieaWhite and @Meryl_Davis http://pic.twitter.com/8hsG2xFrsP
    @GraceEGold at our photoshoot for @USATODAYsports ... http://pic.twitter.com/Riq6yHNsJO

    @MaiaShibutani:
    So cool meeting @louievito at the @USOlympic #MediaSummit! @AlexShibutani @MarissaCastelli @SimonShnapir http://pic.twitter.com/qMmeh0qsLm

    Great part of the @USOlympic #MediaSummit was hanging out with other athletes like @strong_evan! @MarissaCastelli http://pic.twitter.com/qm9UPYjysj

    3-time Olympic hockey medalist @juliechu13:
    @Meryl_Davis I know! But don't worry I found a way to hang out with you and @CharlieaWhite :) http://pic.twitter.com/pYv9rTkP3U
     
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  26. NadineWhite

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    GOOOOOOOOOOO TEAM USA:kickass:
     
  27. aftershocks

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    Took me a minute, but I'm guessing you mean: Chock/ Bates; Shibutanis, and Hubbell/ Donahue.

    Obviously, only a handful of the top skaters are gonna be picked (and it's also based on scheduling as well -- since some skaters are competing in Senior B events). I'd have loved to see Adam Rippon, Ross Miner, Jason Brown, Joshua Farris and Christina Gao there, in addition to Mirai Nagasu. BTW, IMO, there's nothing wrong with the Shibutanis receiving some press. They've certainly done a lot in their short career to have earned the attention.

    Here's a cute vid from USFS that includes a variety of skaters:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiEdzwlgLwY

    Ha ha! I love Gracie Gold's Woman Crushes! :biggrinbo
     
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    I don't think there's any way Ashley and Gracie will be left off the team, but I believe Agnes being at this Summit is a huge jinx for her.
     
  29. NadineWhite

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    LOL this was a great video, thanks for posting it! :D

    Note to Max Aaron ~ my 16 yr. old baby niece looks almost exactly like Selena Gomez. La Verdad! They even call her Selena Gomez at her school, have now for at least the past 3 or 4 years. Same baby face, same color hair (though my niece likes to experiment and dye her hair), similar color eyes (my niece's are hazel), same mouth, body, et al. Just a heads up, lol. :D :cool:

    And I concur with those that picked Ryan Gosling on the video. :smokin:
     
  30. aftershocks

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    ^^ Big smile on my face throughout. Starts off with Max Aaron ... Oh that Max Aaron! In my book, he himself is fast becoming a huge skater fan "Man Crush." Wonderful talent with "to the max" great personality. :D