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    Quote Originally Posted by RD View Post
    She has not proven herself to be one of the top contenders thus far.
    ETA: Okay, to be fair, with Finlandia and Ondrej Nepala both going on this weekend, Nagasu (and Gao, Miner, Razzano and Dornbush for that matter) are not available to attend this.
    Last edited by toddlj; 10-02-2013 at 01:59 AM.

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    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:
    @CharlieaWhite and I had the honor of sitting down with Michelle Kwan yesterday; an inspiration on and off the ice! http://pic.twitter.com/VMUYrOcQoh

    Media Summit, today. Long day, but truly enjoyed seeing old friends and meeting some wonderful new ones! http://pic.twitter.com/IucmUStXns
    Last edited by Sylvia; 10-02-2013 at 03:30 PM.
    "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

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    Cross-posting from the U.S. Ladies discussion thread in the Trash Can:
    Quote Originally Posted by Vagabond View Post
    US Winter Olympic team warm-ups – in pictures

    The first photograph is a wonderful portrait of Gracie Gold. There are also photos of Max Aaron and Evan Lysacek.
    Aaron: http://www.theguardian.com/sport/gal...25753&index=16
    Lysacek: http://www.theguardian.com/sport/gal...45418&index=17
    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:
    http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/photos...0986--spt.html
    http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/photos...7658--spt.html
    Abbott article by Bryce Miller: http://www.freep.com/article/2013100...figure-skating

    More portraits by Lucas Jackson:
    Davis/White: http://www.reuters.com/news/pictures...USRTR3FGBR#a=5
    Ashley Wagner: http://www.reuters.com/news/pictures...SRTR3FGBR#a=31
    Gracie Gold: http://www.reuters.com/news/pictures...USRTR3FGBR#a=9
    Denney/Coughlin: http://www.reuters.com/news/pictures...USRTR3FGBR#a=2

    ETA link to a new Davis/White article by LA Times' Helene Elliott: http://www.latimes.com/sports/sports...,7531066.story
    Last edited by Sylvia; 10-02-2013 at 08:10 PM.
    "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

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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).

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    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

    @MaiaShibutani:
    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
    Last edited by Sylvia; 10-04-2013 at 01:17 AM.
    "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

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    GOOOOOOOOOOO TEAM USA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conga View Post
    ...and I hate to see C/B missing from this, but I do know that they can't be there because of Finlandia. It just seems that the press is all about S/S and I would hate to think they have a "predetermined" lock on a spot considering H/D's recent showing.
    Took me a minute, but I'm guessing you mean: Chock/ Bates; Shibutanis, and Hubbell/ Donahue.

    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:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiEdzwlgLwY

    Ha ha! I love Gracie Gold's Woman Crushes!

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aftershocks View Post
    Here's a cute vid from USFS that includes a variety of skaters:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiEdzwlgLwY

    Ha ha! I love Gracie Gold's Woman Crushes!

    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.

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    ^^ 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.

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