What time does the figure skating gala start tomorrow? The Sochi website is being woefully unhelpful.
Also not really related but LOL Patrick:
Dylan Moscovitch @DylanMoscovitch 1h
@Pchiddy "oh man, can you guys come to the laundry room with me? I think I lost my pants"
I was also wondering how they got to see the curling, hockey etc. Is there a certain area for Olympic medallists or athletes and whoever wants to go can show up? Interested to know how they do this.
Upon re-reading, that's very unhelpful but as far as I can tell, this is arranged differently for every Olympics. If the allocation is made directly to the federation, it's also going to depend on the federation-- for example, a federation may allow any athlete who's interested in attending an event to take from the federation's quota, or they could prioritize medalists, or they could divide the tickets to the subdisciplines (ie, in London 2012, USA gymnasts I believe were only offered tickets to certain events)
I know when you get there, you can sign up for different events. Which is also unhelpful because I'm sure 99% of athletes signed up for hockey games.
Snow is overrated. I want the Winter Olympics in Vegas!
did Tessa and scott meet with any of their Russian fans?
I don't visit FSU when the Olympics are on (it is just too crazy), so I'll say it now that the figure skating part is over: Tessa and Scott, those were two stunning performances. Thank-you.
V/M will skate to the Russian love song "Shine, Shine My Star" for their ex.
Here's an interpretation of the song by Anna German
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When did they even have time to choreograph and practice a new exhibition piece? Do they think people in Russia don't know who Rihanna is, LOL
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"They’re everything in a team that we strive to be...they are to me the quintessential ice dance team of our time."~Kaitlyn Weaver
I am glad the womens figure skating competition is since this exposes beyond any doubt whatsoever the entire figure skating competition at these Games was fixed, and now we know exactly why the stunning skates by V&M did not win. It had nothing to do with their skating, they never had a hope to begin with, but they sure skated like the champions and legends they are.
Honestly, the more I listen to that piece, the more I love it. It is a russian classic, so I think the audiences will eat it up!
The music does have a very rich history. Apparently it was obliterated for a while post WWI but then popularised again thanks to the movie War and Peace starring Audrey Hepburn!
Youtube also has a video of Oksana Baiul performing to it (from when?), so I think they're in good hands with this piece. I'm expecting it to turn out a little like their Umbrellas of Cherbourg program actually.
I prefer the Origa version to Anna German's, I must say.
This Shine My Star song is doing NOTHING for me. It reminds me of generic Andrea Bocelli schmaltz. The Anna German version is slightly better, but only just.
Are Meryl and Charlie being forced by Marina to skate to a Russian dirge, as well?
Yeah, why pick a Russian classic to skate in Russia? It doesn't make sense!