Blog article about Davis/White's programs: http://espn.go.com/blog/olympics/pos...-help-in-sochi
Photos from the USOC media summit, Oct. 1:
Meryl Davis & Charlie White
Maia & Alex Shibutani
Marissa Castelli & Simon Shnapir
Caydee Denney & John Coughlin
ETA Meryl Davis' tweets/photos:
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"Randy [Starkman (1960-April 16, 2012)] lived by the same motto as the rest of us. The Olympics isn’t every four years, it’s every single day. He just got it." --Canadian Olympic kayaker Adam van Koeverden
Cross-posting from the U.S. Ladies discussion thread in the Trash Can:
Aaron article by Bryce Miller: http://www.azcentral.com/sports/olym...ding-away.html
The same photographer (Reuters' Lucas Jackson) took these 2 portraits of Jeremy Abbott:
Abbott article by Bryce Miller: http://www.freep.com/article/2013100...figure-skating
More portraits by Lucas Jackson:
Ashley Wagner: http://www.reuters.com/news/pictures...SRTR3FGBR#a=31
Gracie Gold: http://www.reuters.com/news/pictures...USRTR3FGBR#a=9
ETA link to a new Davis/White article by LA Times' Helene Elliott: http://www.latimes.com/sports/sports...,7531066.story
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Gorgeous pics, LOVE 'EM!
Here's hoping someone from Team USA can bring in the viewers and sponsorship, et al, the way my fav Lolo Jones has done for track & field. Lolo is not only gorgeous but her personality is AWESOME (here's hoping she finally grabs an Olympic medal of any color).
Davis/White article by Bryce Miller: http://www.freep.com/article/2013100...te-meryl-davis
Video: Behind The Scenes At Team USA Media Summit hosted by Kristi Yamaguchi: http://www.teamusa.org/Road-to-Sochi...A-Media-Summit (with appearances by the Kween & Agnes Zawadzki)
ETA more tweeted photos & short videos:
Say cheese! https://vine.co/v/hgA3VlixKx7
Photos by @kevinjairaj:
"This girl! So much fun @AshWagner2010 You rocked it today! @USATODAYsports #figureskating #sochi2014 #mediasummit" http://pic.twitter.com/8kkGk5N7XE
@CharlieaWhite and @Meryl_Davis http://pic.twitter.com/8hsG2xFrsP
@GraceEGold at our photoshoot for @USATODAYsports ... http://pic.twitter.com/Riq6yHNsJO
So cool meeting @louievito at the @USOlympic #MediaSummit! @AlexShibutani @MarissaCastelli @SimonShnapir http://pic.twitter.com/qMmeh0qsLm
Great part of the @USOlympic #MediaSummit was hanging out with other athletes like @strong_evan! @MarissaCastelli http://pic.twitter.com/qm9UPYjysj
3-time Olympic hockey medalist @juliechu13:
@Meryl_Davis I know! But don't worry I found a way to hang out with you and @CharlieaWhite http://pic.twitter.com/pYv9rTkP3U
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GOOOOOOOOOOO TEAM USA
Obviously, only a handful of the top skaters are gonna be picked (and it's also based on scheduling as well -- since some skaters are competing in Senior B events). I'd have loved to see Adam Rippon, Ross Miner, Jason Brown, Joshua Farris and Christina Gao there, in addition to Mirai Nagasu. BTW, IMO, there's nothing wrong with the Shibutanis receiving some press. They've certainly done a lot in their short career to have earned the attention.
Here's a cute vid from USFS that includes a variety of skaters:
Ha ha! I love Gracie Gold's Woman Crushes!
I don't think there's any way Ashley and Gracie will be left off the team, but I believe Agnes being at this Summit is a huge jinx for her.
LOL this was a great video, thanks for posting it!
Note to Max Aaron ~ my 16 yr. old baby niece looks almost exactly like Selena Gomez. La Verdad! They even call her Selena Gomez at her school, have now for at least the past 3 or 4 years. Same baby face, same color hair (though my niece likes to experiment and dye her hair), similar color eyes (my niece's are hazel), same mouth, body, et al. Just a heads up, lol.
And I concur with those that picked Ryan Gosling on the video.
^^ Big smile on my face throughout. Starts off with Max Aaron ... Oh that Max Aaron! In my book, he himself is fast becoming a huge skater fan "Man Crush." Wonderful talent with "to the max" great personality.