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    Quote Originally Posted by euterpe
    Marie France will be 35 in 2010 and Patrice will be 34. Staying in for 4 more years will get harder and harder with each passing year. Drobiazko and Vanagas were able to do it at those ages because they came back just for this season---they were doing show skating since the last Olympics.
    Maybe Dubreuil/Lauzon should do the same. Go pro for a while and come back the season before the Olys. I don't think they'll miss Vancouver, I really don't. They'll want one more chance at performing a beautiful Olympic FS.

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    I watched the interview and became totally jealous because of the wonderful connection between in this 2 lovely persons.
    I can't understand French , but their body language told everything.
    They paid a non-stop suppportive attention to each other. Wonderful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jasper
    Maybe Dubreuil/Lauzon should do the same. Go pro for a while and come back the season before the Olys. I don't think they'll miss Vancouver, I really don't. They'll want one more chance at performing a beautiful Olympic FS.
    Look where D/V placed at the 2006 Olympics. Do you think D/L will want to come back to place off the podium? When a team has been out of contention for two or more years, they lose momentum and other teams have the opportunity to impress the judges.

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    Maybe, they could do something along the lines of what Todd Eldredge did --- knock off for a year or two, and then come back. I don't know, though, if the technical requirements change for dance under the CoP as much as it did for men (in terms of requiring the quad) between '98 and '02.

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    From what they said in that interview, they have no intention of competing in Vancouver 2010. They might stay for one more year, but that's it. They have other plans for the future. They want to skate professionnally for a few years, have children and open an ice dance school in Québec.

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    The only thing I've heard them say in regards to 2010 is that they don't see themselves skating that long but they will take things one year at a time and see if they still enjoy it, and if they still enjoy it they will still skate (this was right after the fall at Olympics they said this)

    There was an article today about Denstas saying not for sure yet but a good chance they'll stay in next year.

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    It sounds like Patrice really wants to stick it out for another year; he reasons that, if you go out on top, you're left wondering if you could have done even more, but if you give it one last try and don't win, at least you know you had nothing left to give. Marie France sounded much more reluctant to continue, but didn't rule it out. Their coaches, potential agents, and others are telling them they'll be much more marketable if they continue and win the World Championships, but they don't think that's a good enough reason to continue. I imagine they must be pretty marketable right now, particularly in Quebec - their rise to (almost) victory after the fall, good-looking and charming athletes who handled themselves with grace and who clearly adore each other.... someone must want them as the "faces" of their products. I'm disappointed they are apparently not joining Stars on Ice this year.

    MF said they want to adopt 1 - 3 children, because their travels have allowed them to see children who don't have much of a future and they want to give it to them. They didn't say they wouldn't have their "own" children as well - it sure would be a shame not to merge those 2 gene pools!

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    I missed your reply while I was posting, Teresa Dawn. They quite firmly shook their heads "no" when asked about staying until 2010 on their second Radio Canada interview. Marie-France was particularly definitive; she said it was too long, and they are both 30 now (a small fib, she's 31!). She said they might stay for one year, maybe two "maximum", to give younger Canadian teams time to develop rather than leaving a void if both they, and Wing and Lowe, retire this year.

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    From what I have read, both D/L and W/L are thinking about continuing on for a year or even two. That will prevent new teams from getting experience on the World level in time for it to make a difference for Vancouver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckm
    From what I have read, both D/L and W/L are thinking about continuing on for a year or even two. That will prevent new teams from getting experience on the World level in time for it to make a difference for Vancouver.
    If the new teams want to get the experience, then a good way to start would be proving that they deserve to compete at the World level by beating D/L and W/L. You shouldn't be given the chance to gain experience, you should EARN it. If the veterans can skate well enough to stay ahead of the kiddies, then I say let them go to Worlds!

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    Easy to say that, when you know they WON'T beat D/L and W/L at Nationals, because those two teams have become institutions.

    It takes years for ice dancers to gain the experience and momentum to be medal contenders. D/L made the podium after 7 seasons competing at Worlds, B/A after 5 years. After 5 times competing at Worlds W/L have never finished higher than 10th.

    I have read that Canada wants to maximize Canadian medal potential for Vancouver. Since D/L and W/L are almost certainly NOT going to compete in 2010, by continuing to skate in the next two seasons, they could be jeopardizing medal potential for ice dancers in 2010 and possibly even 2014.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckm
    From what I have read, both D/L and W/L are thinking about continuing on for a year or even two. That will prevent new teams from getting experience on the World level in time for it to make a difference for Vancouver.
    I was in Calgary and heard the shouts for both teams. That has to be a good feeling for the teams. they may be taken by the ovations at the time to consider giving it another go. Now that the Worlds have relaxed, they may have other plans.

    I like the idea of them going the route of Dobriazca and Varnagas.

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dee4707
    I noticed Marie France dressed in what looked like a kimono, what program was that from?? Can anyone give us the highlights of what they were talking about.

    Dee
    To respond to your question, this is the long program of the Salt Lake olympics in 2002 and it was the Madame Butterfly program. Hope this help

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dee4707
    I noticed Marie France dressed in what looked like a kimono, what program was that from?? Can anyone give us the highlights of what they were talking about.

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    They talked about their misfortunes at 2 Olympics. In Salt Lake, their costumes got tangled, even though they had competed and practised with those costumes dozens of times without incident. In Turin, they fell on a lift they had done countless times without incident, in fact, it was only their second fall on a lift in their 11 years together. They said there are lots of athletes who are many-time world champions but never win at the Olympics, because the Olympics are "just not meant for them". They've decided that the Olympics "just aren't meant for us."

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