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    Well, you have to look at it from the unfortunate reporter's point of view. Here I am, a poor ink-stained wretch, assigned to write a story about figure skating (argh -- my career as a journalist is over!). I'm staring at a blank page. OMG, the deadline is in 15 minutes and I've got diddly.

    I know, I'll stalk Sasha Cohen! Maybe I can get her to say, "I will try to skate my best," or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nymkfan51
    Probably not, Joe. Nothing against Sasha because she can't control what the press says, but after all the crap Michelle took in Nagano because she didn't march in the opening ceremonies, or enjoy the "whole Olympic experience", it speaks volumes to me that there has been no such outrage with Sasha.
    Easy nymkfan51 - There is a poster here who thinks discussing Nagano requires the poster to go into therapy.

    The bottom line, Sasha is aping Michelle. Nothing wrong with that but after all the flack MK gets for being secretive, it seems it is ok to be secretive because Sasha is being exactly that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Dog
    And to boot, we haven't heard so much as a peep from the other skaters.

    What would happen if the entire ladies comp turned out to be a splat-fest? That would really be funny...

    Kimmie seems to be the only skater that doesn't seem to mind the press. In a way, that makes me like her a little more. Not to take away anything from the other ladies, who I'm sure don't mean ill and just don't want any distractions.
    So..you think a slpatfest in women's would be funny? You should be ashmed of yourself. It makes me think you are not really a skating fan at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nymkfan51
    Probably not, Joe. Nothing against Sasha because she can't control what the press says, but after all the crap Michelle took in Nagano because she didn't march in the opening ceremonies, or enjoy the "whole Olympic experience", it speaks volumes to me that there has been no such outrage with Sasha.
    Really? That's very odd...but I think MK has once again overshadowed anything having to do with Cohen right now. News of her withdrawal was more important at the time than attending SC's press conference once she arrived. There was too much attention on MK to even worry about Cohen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sk8addict
    So..you think a slpatfest in women's would be funny? You should be ashmed of yourself. It makes me think you are not really a skating fan at all.
    not in that sense...I mean funny in the "weird" way. I mean, think about it for a second. The majority of the ladies are refusing press interviews, etc. to concentrate on their skating. It would be something if this strategy backfired on some of them.

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    It could be that she was scared that noone would show up at the press conference again like the last time. Fool me once shame on me, fool me twice shame on you. Just watched Kimmie's conference that happened the same time Sasha's was supposed to happen. Kimmie is a cheerful teenager.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nymkfan51
    Probably not, Joe. Nothing against Sasha because she can't control what the press says, but after all the crap Michelle took in Nagano because she didn't march in the opening ceremonies, or enjoy the "whole Olympic experience", it speaks volumes to me that there has been no such outrage with Sasha.
    I think that there hasn't been any "outrage" because this is not Sasha's first Olympics. She's been there, done that whole Olympic experience thing in SLC. Secondly, she doesn't have the hype that Michelle Kwan had in 98. In Nagano everyone thought that Michelle could do what Plushenko did this year, just stay on her feet and she'd win. She did that and still lost, so people started looking for the reason why. Hence she got slammed for being too focused etc., not enjoying the Olympics like Tara and thus wasn't able to just "let go" in the freeskate.

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    I think its a smart move by Sasha, I tend to get crabby so if I was trying to concentrate on something I had been striving years to get to and then I had to do interviews (where I was asked the same questions over and over again) several times a day, I would not be in a very good mood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piel
    How much time does an interview take...an hour at most? How can that take away from training? Face it the questions aren't difficult, they are allowed to sit so it's not physically or mentally taxing, LOL. Cohen is a media pro and could have handled this easily.
    It's more taxing to make a statement in an interview and then worry about how people in the media and internet are going to interpret your statements. I don't blame Sasha for not wanting to talk to anyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enero
    I think that there hasn't been any "outrage" because this is not Sasha's first Olympics. She's been there, done that whole Olympic experience thing in SLC. Secondly, she doesn't have the hype that Michelle Kwan had in 98. In Nagano everyone thought that Michelle could do what Plushenko did this year, just stay on her feet and she'd win. She did that and still lost, so people started looking for the reason why. Hence she got slammed for being too focused etc., not enjoying the Olympics like Tara and thus wasn't able to just "let go" in the freeskate.
    I'm glad you brought up SLC ... because neither Sasha or Sarah stayed there either. Both of them hightailed it out of town after the opening cermonies to train privately.
    Again, I can't blame them about what the media says or doesn't say, but it does irk me that Michelle had to continually hear about it in Nagano. No one cut her a break at her 1st Olympics ... even though she stayed away till closer to the event to get some quality training in that she had missed because of the stress fracture in her foot. There just seems to be a different set of expectations where Michelle is concerned.
    But then again, the press will only be kind to Sasha if she does well. God forbid she struggles and doesn't medal ... wait and see how they pounce on her then.
    I hope for her sake that doesn't happen.
    The media seems to take perverse pleasure in helping get someone to the top,
    and then anxious to be the ones to knock them down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Dog
    Apparently she is avoiding the media now. I don't know if all the Michelle questions were the last straw, or whether she just wants to focus, or both. But, I say good. your opinion may vary.

    Cohen and Meissner were at the same rink, but Cohen left as soon as the reporters came, and Kimmie stayed behind to talk to them.

    two articles:

    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/wire?...oly&id=2332895

    http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/o...orts-headlines
    OMG. That is so strange.

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    Fool me once shame on me, fool me twice shame on you.
    It's the other way around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Dog
    It's the other way around.

    Thanks Red Dog

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    Well, I think she is smart to do so. It's just another distraction when you are trying to concentrate on your job. She certainly doesn't need that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grgranny
    Well, I think she is smart to do so. It's just another distraction when you are trying to concentrate on your job. She certainly doesn't need that.
    She sure doesn't. She needs all her concentration during her programs and by talking to the media before it ever happens certainly will take away what little bit she can garner. And no, I don't care if Sasha medals or not. I am more interested in Kimmie, Emily, Irina and others than I am in Sasha. So if she doesn't give interviews to the media, good. If this is what she needs to do, then she should do it.

    What I think is telling is that the reporters were told she wouldn't be at the rink so she couldn't meet with them yet she was there. That, in and of itself, is wrong of her team. Not her, mind you, but her team. They should have just told the media Sasha wouldn't be giving interviews anymore.

    And I, for one, think Kimmie is charming and is handling her first Olympics well as Emily is.

    But I do agree with nymkfan. The mud slung at Kwan for being secretive in 1998 and not enjoying the "Olympic experience" will, in all probability, be slung at Cohen when she doesn't win the gold medal. Far as I'm concerned, it's a different set of standards.

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