Sochi Olympic Hopeful U.S. figure skaters' media shoots/USOC portrait photos in L.A.

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  1. Sylvia

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    Many Team USA figure skaters are in Los Angeles this week for the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) and NBC promotional media shoots for Sochi.

    Here are some of the photos tweeted yesterday from NBC's Olympic promo film shoot (ETA: at the East West rink in Artesia):

    Meryl Davis in the makeup chair: http://pic.twitter.com/hkQ13ZOa5Z
    Charlie White waiting for his turn: http://pic.twitter.com/H4UwpbVrst
    Davis/White's "split lift" for the TV cameras: http://pic.twitter.com/DtQE6nzORz

    Gracie Gold at NBC's rink set:
    http://pic.twitter.com/EpmKKyPVqQ
    http://pic.twitter.com/RHQhc8CMip
    "Silhouette" photo: http://instagram.com/p/YdpqjuLAtU/
    "Director: Can you land your triple jump in this small space on that spot? Gold: Sure!" http://pic.twitter.com/YRPM5hDi9r

    There have been tweets by or about (so far) Jeremy Abbott, the Shibutanis, Ross Miner, Christina Gao, and Agnes Zawadzki, who are all in L.A. now.

    This thread in the Other Sports forum includes the link to USOC portrait photos taken yesterday of other Team USA winter athletes: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/sho...OC-Portraits-Photo-Shoot-in-West-Hollywood-CA

    Charlie White tweeted this photo of himself and Meryl about two hours ago: "We're ready for @NBCOlympics @USOlympic promo shoot! #RoadToSochi #TeamUSA" http://pic.twitter.com/vtcGZnTNsX

    ETA:
    Ross Miner being prepped for his day: http://pic.twitter.com/wuqI5RE89I
    Maia Shibutani in the makeup chair: http://pic.twitter.com/5WNdOBBcIu
    Abbott has a new haircut: http://pic.twitter.com/OiqxclRyrR
    Zawadzki & Gao arrive at the studio: http://pic.twitter.com/4dbUFXA4Ia
    Miner and the Shibutanis: http://pic.twitter.com/VkNBowgtX2
    Abbott's lifestyle photo shoot: http://pic.twitter.com/NaHftorUC9

    USFS has tweeted that Max Aaron's shoot will be on Friday.
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  2. TanithandBenFan

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    I wonder if any pairs were invited. I hope Chock/Bates will be there!
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    Cross-posting from Max Aaron thread:

    EDIT: Sorry, Sylvia, didn't notice your last edit; thanks.
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    Question: The East/West rink posted a couple of pics on FB and stated thtat they were doing a photos for the Olympics. Is the USOC and NBC doing this there?
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    Davis/White and Gracie Gold filmed at the East West rink in Artesia yesterday (photos linked above). The rink's website states:
    The off-ice photo shoots and NBC TV interviews are being held at Smashbox Studios in West Hollywood.
    ETA - For example:
    Zawadzki getting ready for her interview: http://pic.twitter.com/ejF3XBCuUY
    Gao posing for Getty Images: http://pic.twitter.com/oEZFLsTlyU
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  6. Sparks

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    Thank you, Sylvia!
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    I wonder if they'll invite Alissa Czisny, Mirai Nagasu or Johnny Weir.

    I assume if he's competing, Evan Lysacek will definitely get a photoshoot.
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    Great pix! :) I really like Agnes' hair. :glamor:
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    Tweeted by @USOlympic earlier today: "#Sochi2014 comes to LA... And we spotted @Meryl_Davis & @CharlieaWhite on set at the NBC & #TeamUSA promo shoot" http://instagram.com/p/YflgJyLIeI/

    Photo of the Shibutanis tweeted by USFS: "Takes a lot of people to get the perfect shot." http://pic.twitter.com/qN4ddxy1QZ

    Gracie Gold standing on the "mountains & ice" set (same set as Davis/White's and the Shibutanis' above): http://pic.twitter.com/ciDHefmCYs

    "It's weird seeing it on someone other than me!" Um ... Someone?@christina_gao http://pic.twitter.com/6tYGjkruWi

    ETA Davis/White posing in a rustic log cabin set: http://pic.twitter.com/9tuCDANAV5

    ETA #2: Here's a closeup in color of the "Russian log cabin here in the middle of LA" (and figure skater poster!): http://pic.twitter.com/a553VpWRIM
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    U.S. Olympic champion speed skater Shani Davis tweeted :):
    Ross Miner strikes a dramatic pose on the "mountains & ice" set: http://pic.twitter.com/4Mua6JzDIX

    Jeremy Abbott's playful pose on the same set: http://instagram.com/p/YgnUHaG8OX/

    Christina Gao's turn on the set: http://pic.twitter.com/ylSIof9sUC

    Charlie White tweeted:
    "Dancing away at the lifestyle photo shoot! #teamusa #roadtosochi (photo credit to Lindsay Hogan!)": http://instagram.com/p/YgsQULsT4Q/

    ETA USFS' tweet from the Artesia rink:
    "Working late at her on-ice shoot @AshWagner2010" http://pic.twitter.com/V8GMOIKtTw
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  14. missing

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    Gracie Gold certainly got the glamour shots, half cheerleader, half sex kitten. It will be interesting to see how Ashley Wagner is posed.
  15. seabiscuity

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    thanks a lot, sylvia
    u make my day
  16. seabiscuity

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    WOW, no watermark!
    so great
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    Couldn't Ralph Lauren have made that Polo emblem on Charlie's shirt a little LARGER ?! :p
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    I wish Agnes would go with that softer younger look when she competes, she looks lovely in these. Christina is stunning.
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    What was the criteria for making the "hopeful" list?
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    At 2009 LA media event, top 5 from US Figure Skating Championships were invited to participate. The media event covers all sports for both hopeful Olympians and Paralympians. Later that year in September, there was a second media event in Chicago for all hopeful US competitors...plus a few additional hopeful athletesthat had not been included in LA
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    The pre-Sochi Olympics Team USA Media Summit is scheduled to take place Sept. 29-Oct. 2, 2013, in Park City, Utah: http://www.teamusa.org/Home/Road to Sochi 2014/Features/2013/February/14/Team USA Media Summit.aspx

    I'm told there is no set, or published, criteria and that the USOC, not USFS, selects the athletes for these media events.

    In May 2009, the figure skaters that went to the media shoot in L.A. were:
    Czisny, Flatt, Zhang, Wagner, Nagasu (top 5 at 2009 Nationals) plus Sasha Cohen;
    Abbott, Mroz, Lysacek (top 3 at Nationals/World team) plus Weir (Bradley was 4th at Nationals but was not in L.A.); McLaughlin/Brubaker in pairs; Belbin/Agosto & Davis/White in dance.

    ETA Ashley Wagner's tweet:
    "Starting up my day for @NBCOlympics promo shoot! I have a crazy fun filled day and then straight back to tour:)"
    Here's a photo of her on the now familiar "mountains & ice" set: http://instagram.com/p/YiL1o7vngU/

    Wagner will be joined by Evan Lysacek and Caydee Denney/John Coughlin in L.A. today. As mentioned earlier, Max Aaron will be there on Friday.
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    Jeremy needs to lose the glasses - he looks like he is ready for a chem test. Agnes is pretty and it's a good picture of Christina
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    Thank you for the pictures! :) These are great pictures -- Gracie is really pretty!
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    so Adam won't be there?:(
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    USOC Portraits from Thursday via Getty Images:

    Ashley Wagner

    Evan Lysacek

    Caydee Denney & John Coughlin

    Wagner photos:
    On the "mountains & ice" set: http://instagram.com/p/YjY0qhir-e/
    On the Russian log cabin set: http://instagram.com/p/YjEQhdvntA/
    "Posing on a rotating stage! Hold that pose, @AshWagner2010 !" http://pic.twitter.com/oF9sk98KVs
    Another one on the rotating stage (in silhouette): http://instagram.com/p/YjBasjvnol/
    In between takes: http://instagram.com/p/Yi9S4tvnic/

    Lysacek tweeted these 2 photos yesterday:
    http://www.whosay.com/evanlysacek/photos/329500
    http://www.whosay.com/evanlysacek/photos/329497
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  27. zaphyre14

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    Totally shallow comment: I really wish Evan would shave off the scruff. That dark shadow makes his jaw recede and his nose look gigantic. He does look good in a suit though. :)
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    USOC portrait photos via Getty Images (17 total): Max Aaron
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  29. dardar1126

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    Ooooooooooooooh, artsy...I love those! :)

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  30. Jammers

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    How silly is the USOC going to feel when some of these skaters don't even make the team? :lol:
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    They do this every olympic year with people who MIGHT make the team. Then they have those pictures available for future promotion when and if they need them. Not a big deal.
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    I think they realize that some of these athletes will not make the Olympic team, especially since they have done the promo shoots for more single skaters than can actually qualify for the team ;-)
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    and who do you think some of these skaters are that won't even make the team?!
  35. misskarne

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    Ummm...the fact that they've taken pics of at least four men when there are only two spots might suggest that....
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    And four ladies photographed...for three spots available.
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    For dance and pairs we saw D/W, Shibs, and Denney/Coughlin only? I thought we might see Castelli/Shnapir.
  38. TanithandBenFan

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    As usual, pairs and dance gets slighted. :mad: I wanted to see Chock/Bates in dance and C/S in pairs.
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    I think it's great that Evan Lysacek finally showed up for a skating event! Too bad this one didn't involve any actual skating. :shuffle:
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    I know it makes me mad too. I forgot about Chock/Bates. I guess the Shibs World bronze trumps their Nationals silver. And I guess they're not going from actual placements.