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    U.S. Pairs 2018-19 season - News & Updates, Part IX

    Kayne/O'Shea have a way of making warhorses shine. I mean, this is a team that has successfully pulled off not just Swan Lake, but 2 different POTO programs. :lol:
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    What is happening in Venezuela?

    Sobering article foresees a danger of widespread famine in Venezuela. Apparently many Venezuelan farmers have been unable to obtain seeds and fertilizer for planting crops this spring. And the import/export market is collapsing due to a shortage of cash resulting from U.S. sanctions. Maduro is...
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    ISU statement on Mariah Bell and Eun soo Lim

    Bell may need security protection as well as legal counsel. :(
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    U.S. Ladies [#25]: Method in the Madness

    I just used the "contact us" page (general editorial desk).
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    U.S. Ladies [#25]: Method in the Madness

    I just sent one as well.
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    U.S. Ladies [#25]: Method in the Madness

    I think it was very irresponsible & unprofessional, not to mention unnecessary, for the Washington Post to include Twitter comments from fans in that article. :( This is a potentially serious matter with professional and legal implications, as @VIETgrlTerifa has pointed out. The comments from...
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    Gymnastics News #21 - Tumbling on to Tokyo

    A propos of the age issue in gymnastics, I just saw this: 32-Year-Old Mom Launches Comeback to Elite Gymnastics https://www.wesa.fm/post/32-year-old-mom-launches-comeback-elite-gymnastics?fbclid=IwAR0Fqjtp9c5Efr0jwYiqSyEuf8WFnXPx-bMzs1JGDhZrcBEcDOT7EUNgGHs It's like Deanna Stellato/Zoe Jones...
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    German Skating News 2018/19

    I wonder what her basis is for that comment about Americans wanting to lower the age minimum.
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    Royalty Thread #8.....A Pregnant Pause

    ^^ I would call that color forest green. It's too dark to be emerald. So we must be getting close to Meghan’s due date, right? I'm looking forward to pictures of the baby. :)
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    From Russia With Love (No 32): Spring to Summer 2019

    Here is the FSGossips translation of that Popova/Mozgov interview. It's pretty :lol::watch:
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    OES News in 2018/2019 season

    Philip Harris of Great Britain is retiring: https://www.instagram.com/p/BvFR_jzHlU2/?utm_source=ig_twitter_share&igshid=i0yaiqbpaaal
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    U.S. Men 2018-19 season (cont.) - news & updates

    New York Times profile of Nathan: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/17/sports/nathan-chen-yale.html
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    Gymnastics News #21 - Tumbling on to Tokyo

    Interesting article about Simone Biles in The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/mar/16/simone-biles-therapy-times-didnt-want-set-foot-gym The article talks about youth being an advantage in women's gymnastics and says: "... While 16 is the official peak age, in reality many...
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    The Race for the 2020 POTUS elections

    I don't know why Abrams would agree now to be his VP running mate. That would preclude her from either running herself or running for the Georgia Senate seat.
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    U.S. Men 2018-19 season (cont.) - news & updates

    LOL, there was no intentional slight to Jason or Vincent. It's just that there were different writers covering different calls. Also, some calls just yield more interesting info and quotes than others. And some calls get missed if there's no one available to cover them.
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    U.S. Men 2018-19 season (cont.) - news & updates

    Nathan Chen Worlds conference call notes
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    We are the Resistance #2

    So returning again to the Dem progressive vs. centrist issue (sorry, I think I am a little obsessed with this), I liked this opinion piece in Politico: The Silence of the Democratic Lambs https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/03/13/the-silence-of-the-democratic-lambs-225782 In which the...
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    College administration bribery scandal

    A good opinion piece related to this case: Elite universities will lose their eliteness if they're not careful
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    A Divine Sport blog

    I am not sure yet, but I'm thinking about it, @text_skate. Thanks for asking! :) I had actually been hoping to do a Worlds pairs preview column, but this piece kind of took precedence.
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    A Divine Sport blog

    So it's been a while, but finally something new on my blog! It's my view of one of the least-discussed, but arguably most important, events in figure skating this year: The war on figure skating YouTube. A Shadow on the Sport https://adivinesport.com/2019/03/15/a-shadow-on-the-sport/
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