Recent content by Clay

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    Figure Skating Videos vs Youtube

    Although I’m tempted to reach out to him at this time, I hoping someone he knows in the skating community will reach out to him. Perhaps others from FSU knows him and can reach out. I think I’ll wait a bit.
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    Figure Skating Videos vs Youtube

    I know his name and how to find him, but I’m not sure if he wants to be contacted. I could be wrong though.
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    Figure Skating Videos vs Youtube

    Indeed, its an archive of the history of skating. There’s likely a few pieces to that puzzle, but I don’t necessarily think it was copyright related. IOC had already allowed his videos to be posted. His content was largely from the 80s/90s and early 2000s, instead of the GP videos that are...
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    Reviews of Adam Rippon's 'Beautiful on the Outside' memoir

    TSL interviews Adam, covering book content , but more content relevant to more hard core skating fans
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    2019-2020 Programs and Choreographers

    Perhaps the words are not the fine art I would expect from Papadakis and Cizeron, but I think this selection has the potential to do more GOOD than harm for a different reason. I looked up more info about him and watched his Facebook live chat about his work, “Swipe Right.” I enjoyed hearing...
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    Aurora Games, Albany, NY, August 24

    From The Skating Lesson, Here’s the exhibition performances that didn’t make it on air: Ashley Wagner (la la Land) Ayaka Hosada Alysa Liu Plus , more warm ups in...
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    What is the worst figure skating meltdown in history in the "Kiss and Cry" area?

    There are so many. My example wasn’t crying though. In general, I enjoyed Maria Butrskaya’s flippent reactions. She would pretend to not care, take off her skates and not look, Nagano she halfway looked and kept walking, wagged her finger in 2001 and ended her career at 2002 Worlds QR by not...
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    Examples of skaters only doing a jump when they needed to

    Katerina Witt thought she need a Triple Flip in 1982. Then, it was gone forever. Sarah Hughes and the triple toe-triple loop rarely came to play. Ashley Wagner had a Triple Flutz-Triple loop in 2008 and disappeared. Alissa Czisny had a Triple Lutz-Triple Toe (UR) at Skate America and that...
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    New blog covering forgotten figure skaters from the past

    Kulovana 1994: I think that was Szwed 1996's program here Shame that even when the jumps failed, she didn't get enough credit for that 1 foot step sequence, IMO.
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    Ilia Klimkin - Russia's biggest wasted talent?

    "Seems like you always carry those people with you, especially at the Olympic games"- Scott Hamilton, Ilia's 2006 Olympics LP I think the death of his coach and injuries made it difficult in 2006. In this case, Scott Hamilton was correct. I still...
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    #TeamTrainwreck 15: His hair didn't have stamina, so why should his athletes?

    UGGGGG No! Maybe his wrists were sore from the wrist flicks?
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    Lu Chen's 1997 LP?

    Angsty, 90's Bizarre fluff piece from 1996 Skate Canada, which shows a brief clip of her program, a Chinese official speaking for her and disagreement with coach. The dress she wore at 1997 Worlds
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    #TeamTrainwreck 14: "I Don't Care. #StillHere"

    @alchemy void congratulations!
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    2026 Winter Olympics - 7 expressions of interest

    The IOC seems far more interested in Stockholm
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    Best Cowboy Western Programs

    How about a wonderful Danish skater with superior lines, carriage, musicality and an ugly costume ? Miss him! Michael Tyllesen 1994 Olympics Eric Milliot and Yulia Vorobieva deserve these mentions for better or worse! 1996 Worlds were memorable...