Isabel was very skilled from the knee down. Another story from the knee up.
Tessa and Scott: Thank you
Russia's got the post-Olympic blues before they've even started
It's not sounding good, but a lot can change in 3 yrs.A thousand days before the opening of the Sochi Olympics, Russian athletes have reached a nadir. During the 2010-2011 winter season, which ended in the defeat of Vyacheslav Bykov's team at the Ice Hockey World Championship, Russians only managed to win two top awards. In their race for gold, the future Olympic hosts have been outdistanced by even... the Australians. This correspondent for "RusBusinessNews" has been figuring out who is going to rouse the Russian sports world from its coma in the next three years and how this is going to be done.
The pressure on I&K, V&T, Gachinski, Leonova, Makarova, et al must be enormous
ETA: Russia signs multi-million dollar deal with Gazprom to prepare team for Sochi 2014
They're certainly throwing enough money at it. It worked for Canada.
Somewhat ot: I have never understood why more top flight skaters haven't used Raphael,
especially since the Kween used him. As far as I know Mao was his last and that was seasons ago. Also diffiuclt to understand how Morosov juggles so may skaters at a time and appears to do well by them.
Now I have to know...
What did Australia beat Russia at?
All of Austrailias golds and medals were in snowboarding but Russia won a gold in snowboarding as well.
Use Yah Blinkah!