Tobias granted Lithuanian citizenship; Stagniunas to compete in an Olympics at last!

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Sylvia, Dec 2, 2013.

  1. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to Nationals!

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  2. BlueRidge

    BlueRidge AYS's snark-sponge

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    Thank you Sylvia, it didn't make sense for it to be in the other thread. Congrats to Tobias & Stagniunas.
     
  3. paskatefan

    paskatefan Well-Known Member

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    Congrats to them! Finally!
     
  4. keep n spin n

    keep n spin n Member

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    :) Congratulations! They will be a great addition to the Olympics! Can't wait to see them. They have worked hard and have fun programs this year.
     
  5. Debbie S

    Debbie S Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations to them both! Happy that Deividas will now get a chance to compete in the Olympics!
     
  6. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to Nationals!

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    Articles in English:

    http://www.lithuaniatribune.com/584...ship-to-ice-skater-isabella-tobias-201358435/

    http://www.baltic-course.com/eng/baltic_news/?doc=12235

    ETA AFP article: http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/...bias-gets-lithuanian-passport-ticket-olympics
     
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  7. TanithandBenFan

    TanithandBenFan U.S. Ice Dance Junkie

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    Wonderful news! So happy for them!! :cheer2:
     
  8. GarrAarghHrumph

    GarrAarghHrumph I can kill you with my brain

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    Oh, wow. I wasn't sure this would happen. Good for them!
     
  9. Skittl1321

    Skittl1321 Well-Known Member

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    Exciting news for them!
     
  10. literaryfreak

    literaryfreak Well-Known Member

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    So happy for them!
     
  11. Garden Kitty

    Garden Kitty Tranquillo

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    Congrats to them, and happy that Deividas will get to go to the Olympics.
     
  12. ioana

    ioana Well-Known Member

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    :cheer2:
     
  13. peibeck

    peibeck Letting Poje be on top

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    :rollin:
     
  14. shah

    shah Shhh...

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    Wheee! :cheer::cheer::cheer:

    (btw, do we know if Siobhan Heekin-Canedy with her partner can go to the Olympics?)
     
  15. lauravvv

    lauravvv Well-Known Member

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    Great for them.
     
  16. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

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    Great news. I hope they can have two performances they'll be proud of at the Olympics.
     
  17. MissJD

    MissJD Active Member

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    :cheer: YAY!!!!!! :cheer:
     
  18. ~tapdancer~

    ~tapdancer~ Well-Known Member

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    Really happy for them! And kudos for the public support they got! Love to hear news like this.
     
  19. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to Nationals!

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    Another article, titled "Public opinion was crucial in President’s decision to grant Lithuanian citizenship to Tobias": http://www.lithuaniatribune.com/584...t-lithuanian-citizenship-to-tobias-201358474/
    Excerpt:
     
  20. jiejie

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    Wow. Wasn't expecting this positive outcome for Tobias. Glad the uncertainty is finally removed and she and Stagniunas can focus 100% on Europeans and then the Olympics. I have a feeling we'll see some inspired skating from them.
     
  21. lmarie086

    lmarie086 Well-Known Member

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    Thrilled for them! Great news.
     
  22. Jessica

    Jessica Active Member

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    I'm absolutely thrilled for them. On the plane to Detroit for SA, I sat beside two of her family members. They said she was really worried about the outcome. I told them she was such an attractive young lady. They said she was beautiful on the "inside" too. I'm so happy, happy, happy.
     
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  23. dinakt

    dinakt Well-Known Member

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    Joining in Congratulations. Great news.
     
  24. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to Nationals!

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    IN article: At last: Tobias granted Lithuanian citizenship
    Excerpt:
     
  25. krystha

    krystha New Member

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    I am very happy for them. These two deserves it very much.

    Can't wait to Watch them.:encore::cool:
     
  26. kwanfan1818

    kwanfan1818 I <3 Kozuka

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  27. Jeschke

    Jeschke Well-Known Member

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    these pics are kinda heartbreaking; i am really happy for tobias.
     
  28. Carolla5501

    Carolla5501 Well-Known Member

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    I think those are more like tears of joy! Her dream has come true. I wish them both good luck in Sochi!
     
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  29. kwanfan1818

    kwanfan1818 I <3 Kozuka

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  30. Jeschke

    Jeschke Well-Known Member

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    surely these are tears of joy. i meant it the same way, how finally her dream comes true.