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    Quote Originally Posted by isask8 View Post
    Maybe this is a bit off-topic (sorry) but did one of you ever heard of Anna Mandics and László Sáritz(dance)?
    No, it's not offtopic. But I personally haven't heard about them since "Skating with the Celebrities" took place a couple of years ago. If they still skate, they must be touring with a gala cast. They haven't shown up in competitions in ages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by igniculus View Post
    Most of our (current and past) skaters attend(ed) the University of Sports in Budapest while skating full time.
    Kudos for them!

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    Anna Mandics?
    To think that fun is simple fun, while earnest things are earnest, proves all too plain that neither one thou truthfully discernest.

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    I guess I'm surprised at the amount of education Julia has gotten all while competing at a high level. I follow the US ladies and some of them made such a big deal about going to school and skating at the same time, saying they couldn't do both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by igniculus View Post
    New video interview with Julia Sebestyen in the national TV channel m1.

    http://videotar.mtv.hu/Videok/2009/1..._olimpian.aspx
    Thanks for the link and transcript!

    Wow, Juli's lookin' quite tiffed these days.

    ...and yeah, perhaps Mr. Morning Show Host should just stick to reading the news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allezfred View Post
    Anna Mandics?
    fwiw, Anna was totally in Sztárok a jégen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbanet View Post
    fwiw, Anna was totally in Sztárok a jégen.
    I fear Allezfred has another Fannism in his pocket looking at Anna's name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by igniculus View Post
    I fear Allezfred has another Fannism in his pocket looking at Anna's name.
    Fwiw, until now, I didn't even realize the english mis-pronounciation of "Mandics" Pervs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by igniculus View Post
    Most of our (current and past) skaters attend(ed) the University of Sports in Budapest while skating full time.
    This is fairly common in that region of Europe - approx. eastern Europe and Russia, and also in some parts of Asia. There are universities of sport, and elite athletes will get their degrees there while they are competing and etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by madge View Post
    I guess I'm surprised at the amount of education Julia has gotten all while competing at a high level. I follow the US ladies and some of them made such a big deal about going to school and skating at the same time, saying they couldn't do both.
    Many of these programs allow for distance learning, although you do need to go to campus to take exams. The programs are sometimes quite flexible, to meet the needs of the athletes.

    Even US distance learning unis such as the U of Phoenix don't tend to allow the level of flexibility that the sports unis in Europe tend to. I can understand why a US skater would have great difficulty balancing university and athletics, due to how US unis are most often structured. But at some of these sport unis, you can be competing and training abroad and still do your coursework, at your own pace, so long as you get it done within a certain time period.

    In fact, one US skater that I know, who skates for another country, is doing her uni degree in that other country, via their uni of sport, because it's so flexible. She couldn't find a US uni that she could study with that suited her needs as a skater. If she'd gone to a US uni, even U of Phoenix, she'd have needed to have been in class on X days per week, submitted assignments by certain deadlines weekly, etc. The sports unis are more flexible than that.

    As I understand it, although there are tons of academic classes, at the sports unis that I'm familiar with, you also gain "credit" toward your degree via your own performance in athletics. That probably also helps with their progress toward their degree.
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    Some photos from Obestdorf at the official homepage of the HUN federation:
    http://moksz.hu/mukorcsolya/kepek/mukori_oq/index.html
    Not the best quality though.

    There is also a short recap about the events, where DivaNora is quoted the following: "We completed the task that we came here for, so we can't be dissappointed. Even though we had a major mistake in the OD, it was still a good competition for us overall."

    The page also notes that they can only attend the Olympics when Max' paperwork gets accepted - so I assume still no good news in his citizenship issues.

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    There is not so much time left before the Olympics. All this paperwork is like quicksands, it's so hard to get through it. Though citizenship is a serious matter, so it's not surprising it's difficult to acquire.
    Nora and Maxim are on the Finlandia Trophy entry list, so in a few days there will be more news and excitement

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    Quote Originally Posted by daisyculver View Post
    Nora and Maxim are on the Finlandia Trophy entry list, so in a few days there will be more news and excitement
    I am so looking forward to see them skate! I am not sure if I can write much during the competition, but surely afterwards!

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    Oh, yes! It's great you can watch them live and give comments!

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    Hm, Zsuzsanna Nagy/Mate Fejes go to Finlandia Trophy instead of Nora&Maxim. I wonder what happened May be there is some paperwork to do concerning Maxim's citizenship?
    I looked forward to Zsuzsanna and Mate's performance (not so soon though ), hopefully there will be videos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allezfred View Post
    Anna Mandics?
    You're gonna pay for this! Now I need a new keyboard and monitor.

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    There are some pictures of Zsuzsanna Nagy/Mate Fejes from Finlandia Trophy:
    CD
    http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/always-.../153483?page=1
    http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/always-.../153484?page=1
    http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/always-.../153485?page=1

    OD
    http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/always-.../154370?page=4
    http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/always-.../154374?page=4

    That's all I could find, no videos Nobody seemed to be interested in them.
    One Japanese guy wrote that Attila Elek was there to watch the competition (at least he was there during CD)

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    Daisyculver, Attila was in Finlandia, indeed, watching Nagy & Fetes and dancing with them in the stands. He is cuter than ever. I guess he was acting as their coach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finnice View Post
    Daisyculver, Attila was in Finlandia, indeed, watching Nagy & Fetes and dancing with them in the stands. He is cuter than ever. I guess he was acting as their coach.
    I was surprised to see a so young coach. I did not realize who he was.
    Cute, yes!

    A kiss&cry photo
    Last edited by maija; 10-13-2009 at 02:27 PM. Reason: photolink

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    OMG! Awww...Thank you for the info! And special thanks for the picture!
    He'd better be a strict coach. Zsuzsanna and Mate's scores were not really good.

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    Awww, I never knew he is coaching them! I have friends who sometimes recieved some classes from him, but I didn't hear such "real" coaching plans before. I know there is only little love for Attila on this board, but I'm glad he did not vanish completely from figure skating/ice dancing!

    Nagy & Fejes still look very awkward, imho. She is pretty in person, but her personality... not so much.

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