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Last edited by Skate Talker; 05-22-2010 at 04:39 PM.
At the Olympics Amodio looked slow compared to many of the upcoming men. Perhaps the strategy is to give him empty programs with emoting and some arm waving, so that he appears faster, while keeping some dancing in place when he's about to start the SL FW.
"This, after all, is opera, opera in New York, not some dainty pastime like professional hockey..." -- Chip Brown, NYT Magazine 24 Mar 13
Miyamoto's work was a revelation to me this year I can't wait to see more.
As to Ingo..I do give credit where credit is due. He's come up with some wonderful lifts, innovative ( but not always beautiful ) entrances and exits for elements , but he still exhibits the weaknesses I mentioned...And as a costume designer , Aliona makes a great skater.
The success S/S have achieved is generally a result of their consistency as athletes and their wonderful pairs elements ( which is a credit to their coach ); but it's in spite those weaknesses , not because of them.
Anyway I´m waiting someone will come with the ultimate remix: Requiem for a dream + Adagio
Zorry my english, I´m a verrrrrry rude spaÑish
TAHbKA, you should be punished just for you've had such an atrocious thought. The punishment is only going to be worse for you dared posting it !
"I missed the view and viewed the mist..." ©
A few unimportant news BTW.
Surya Bonaly participated to La Ferme Célébrités, the french version of the swedish show The Farm. It was set in South Africa. She didn't won but was among the last four finalists. She did well. The show wasn't a huge success though (hopefully real TV is fading away slowly) but TF1 is by far the first french channel so their criterias are high as far as TV audience goes.
She was in Cannes for the festival lately.
Gwendal Peizerat participated to Koh Lanta, the french version of Survivor, among an athletes' team (vs ex-"survivors"). He was the 4th eliminated participant. In the regional elections in March, he was elected on the list of the parti socialiste in Rhones-Alpes, the region of Lyon.
And Candeloro wants to learn acting for his "next career" as he won't be skating much anymore (he has hosted TV games and several little TV shows ; he's learning as he says). He also wants to stage a musical on ice in France, a big one, in 2 or 3 years.
Speaking of Candeloro and Bonaly, apparently the municipality wants to shut down the rink at Colombes and lease or sell it to a bowling club.
Colombes has been the club of Candeloro, Bonaly and of Moniotte&Lavanchy. Apparently it is not an elite national training center any more, but it is an active club, teaching young children.
On the French Federation's website there is a banner asking people to sign a petition to support the club, but they have not put up the text of the petition and you cannot access it by clicking on the banner. There are two petitions on this subject circulating on the internet, one of them initiated by the minister of sports. I don't know if the FFSG's is one of these or a separate one.
Last edited by Asli; 05-24-2010 at 01:03 AM.
Geez, now I am going to have music daymares the whole Monday!