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    WATCH: Team USA Sochi Olympians visit the White House today (April 3)

    http://www.teamusa.org/News/2014/Apr...use-Watch-Live
    President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will host more than 200 members of the 2014 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams at the White House on Thursday, April 3. Watch live as the President and First Lady congratulate Team USA on its impressive performance in Sochi, Russia. The program is slated to begin at 3:15 p.m. ET.
    Team USA figure skating Olympians will include Marissa Castelli & Simon Shnapir, Jason Brown, Polina Edmunds, Felicia Zhang & Nate Bartholomay.

    Photo "selfie" tweeted by Edmunds earlier today:
    Off to the White House!!! @jasonbskates and I are so excited!!!! #olympicteam #paralympicteam http://pic.twitter.com/whTgbaKeiH
    "Randy [Starkman (1960-April 16, 2012)] lived by the same motto as the rest of us. The Olympics isnít every four years, itís every single day. He just got it." --Canadian Olympic kayaker Adam van Koeverden

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    Thanks for the heads up Sylvia. Jason mentioned going to the White House yesterday when he
    was on the Today show.


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    Here are the 6 USA singles & pair skaters posing on the White House lawn: https://twitter.com/USFigureSkating/...521152/photo/1
    "Randy [Starkman (1960-April 16, 2012)] lived by the same motto as the rest of us. The Olympics isnít every four years, itís every single day. He just got it." --Canadian Olympic kayaker Adam van Koeverden

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    I wonder when this date was picked. Such a shame the SOI mainstays couldn't also go to this
    Keeper of Nathalie Pechelat's bitchface.

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    Polina Edmunds having fun at the White House via her Instagram:
    http://instagram.com/p/mWAF4Lkjd-/
    http://instagram.com/p/mWBMkPkjfq/
    http://instagram.com/p/mWHqJ8kjY_/

    Ashley Wagner's agent at IMG tweeted yesterday that she will be at the White House "on April 21 as special guest at Easter Egg Roll."
    "Randy [Starkman (1960-April 16, 2012)] lived by the same motto as the rest of us. The Olympics isnít every four years, itís every single day. He just got it." --Canadian Olympic kayaker Adam van Koeverden

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    Listening to see if he mentions figure skating


    ETA: nope, Team Bronze means nothing. Neither does the OGM in dance.
    Last edited by IceAlisa; 04-04-2014 at 03:04 AM.
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    Michelle Obama referenced pairs in her remarks (not included in the WH video) - tweeted by USFS:
    @FLOTUS makes opening remarks "You guys do crazy things! The big guys throw the ladies and land on one blade!" http://pic.twitter.com/B65nwunykX
    ETA link to Polina Edmunds' Instagram video clip: http://instagram.com/p/mWuhzikja3/
    Michelle Obama on Pairs Figure Skating... ���� #PresidentialSpeeches #OlympicTeam #TeamUSA
    Tweeted by USFS:
    Lifts on the White House lawn. (Thanks to John Millier for the photos!) http://pic.twitter.com/G3phFJeZWH
    Last edited by Sylvia; 04-04-2014 at 06:07 AM.
    "Randy [Starkman (1960-April 16, 2012)] lived by the same motto as the rest of us. The Olympics isnít every four years, itís every single day. He just got it." --Canadian Olympic kayaker Adam van Koeverden

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    But not the OGM in dance? Nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IceAlisa View Post
    But not the OGM in dance? Nice.
    'Cause they weren't there.
    "Randy [Starkman (1960-April 16, 2012)] lived by the same motto as the rest of us. The Olympics isnít every four years, itís every single day. He just got it." --Canadian Olympic kayaker Adam van Koeverden

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    Or because the sport is losing whatever significance it had?
    "Nature is a damp, inconvenient sort of place where birds and animals wander about uncooked."

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