Pyeong Chang Special Olympics 2013

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by l'etoile, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. l'etoile

    l'etoile New Member

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    Is anyone following?
    http://www.specialolympics.org/Games/PyeongChang_2013.aspx

    It's been five days since the event started and Aung San Suu Kyi and Yuna Kim had speeches in the opening ceremony.

    Their speeches

    The slogan is "Together, we can!" Isn't it so apt and hopeful?


    Of course, there's our own Michelle, too, who is among the board of directors of Special Olympics Committee. She's currently in Korea and it's officially announced that she and Yuna will perform a gala together to Hero by Mariah Carey in the closing ceremony.(For those who're familiar with it, they already performed to this song in 2010:)

    c/o Scheherazade from YNKF

    And the photo that prompted me to create this thread is here. It's blurrr but it's so clear that she's Michelle and SHE IS ON ICE!


    All the info here came from YNKF's Special Olympics thread:) http://yunaforum.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=4547
     
  2. l'etoile

    l'etoile New Member

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    This thread does belong here, right?
     
  3. VIETgrlTerifa

    VIETgrlTerifa Well-Known Member

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    When you wrote "c/o Scheherazade", I had to do a double-take because for a moment, I thought you wrote they would be doing a duet to Scheherazade. Now, that would be more interesting than Hero, but Hero seems more appropriate for the Special Olympics.
     
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    4rkidz plotting, planning and travelling

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  7. l'etoile

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    l'etoile New Member

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    Some pics. (from YNKF and MKF)

    Final press conference
    http://image.news1.kr/system/photos/2013/2/5/369936/article.jpg?1360070029
    http://imgnews.naver.net/image/003/2013/02/05/NISI20130205_0007687879_web_59_20130205181519.jpg
    http://image.news1.kr/system/photos/2013/2/5/369927/article.jpg?1360069923 (Michelle looks so sweet:swoon:)
    http://image.news1.kr/system/photos/2013/2/5/369924/article.jpg?1360069879 (Two of the sweetest, most warm-hearted people in the world!)

    Hero performance
    http://imgnews.naver.net/image/001/2013/02/05/PYH2013020513010001300_P2_59_20130205212312.jpg (You can hear your and their heart pounding, even.)
    http://image.news1.kr/system/photos/2013/2/5/370027/article.jpg?1360067602
    http://imgnews.naver.net/image/001/2013/02/05/PYH2013020513820006200_P2_59_20130205223407.jpg
    http://image.news1.kr/system/photos/2013/2/5/370019/article.jpg?1360066778 (Just exquisite :swoon:)
    http://img.sportsseoul.com/article/home/2013/02/05/2013020501000228800010431.jpg (Michelle's spiral. She ain't gone nowhere!)
    (1) (2) (Yuna's so beautiful:swoon:)
    http://sccdn.chosun.com/news/html/2013/02/05/2013020501000316000024621.jpg
    http://imgnews.naver.net/image/073/2013/02/05/130205_5110f1032e5ec_59_20130205205313.jpg (Are they good friends?)
    http://imgnews.naver.net/image/001/2013/02/05/PYH2013020512650006200_P2_59_20130205205802.jpg (I think so!)
    http://i2.media.daumcdn.net/photo-media/201302/05/yonhap/20130205212310206.jpg (Okay, they're great but look at that ring:eek:)

    Skaters dancing to Gangnam Style lol
    http://i.imgur.com/KC708ES.jpg
    http://imgnews.naver.net/image/001/2013/02/05/PYH2013020513550006200_P2_59_20130205214804.jpg
    http://file.dailian.co.kr/news/201302/news1360068834_325446_1_m.jpg
    http://i2.media.daumcdn.net/photo-media/201302/05/sportschosun/20130205205316052.jpg (They're all having a great time!)
    http://i2.media.daumcdn.net/photo-media/201302/05/yonhap/20130205210516332.jpg (Michelle sure knows the horse dance:lol:)
    http://i2.media.daumcdn.net/photo-media/201302/05/yonhap/20130205210519181.jpg (Finale lap)
     
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  10. l'etoile

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    It's a bit of late news but there was a tragic death earlier this Special Olympics. 25-year-old hockey athlete Gareth Derek Cowin died of refractory septic shock with multi-organ failure which occurred at the time of his arrival in Seoul.

    It is said that during closing ceremony, clip of his father's words was aired and then everyone attended paid their respect and condolence by a silence bow.
    Just sad:(

    Still, I'm glad this wonderful event had more than success here. This was indeed "special" olympics. Next up is LA in 2015!
     
  11. Garden Kitty

    Garden Kitty Tranquillo

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    Sorry for the event to have a tragedy like a death, but it looks like a really great event. Kudos to both Michelle and Yu Na for committing so much time and energy to this wonderful cause.
     
  12. VIETgrlTerifa

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    That was really cute to watch. I'm happy that the Special Olympics have such enthusiastic champions in Kim and Kwan.