To think that fun is simple fun, while earnest things are earnest, proves all too plain that neither one thou truthfully discernest.
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.
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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And so, dear Lord, it is with deep sadness that we turn over to you this young woman, whose dream to ride on a giant swan resulted in her death. Maybe it is your way of telling us... to buy American.
Some photos from Obestdorf at the official homepage of the HUN federation:
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.
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
Oh, yes! It's great you can watch them live and give comments!
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.
There are some pictures of Zsuzsanna Nagy/Mate Fejes from Finlandia Trophy:
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)
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.
A kiss&cry photo
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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.
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.