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NBC Previews 2010 Olympics
NBC previewed the 2010 Olympics on their website:
They mentioned Mao Asada as one of the ones to watch. Trouble is, I think they used the wrong photograph =P
Did I read that wrong or does it say that Jeff Buttle used to train (as in coach) Mao?! [color=red]*[/color][color=red]*[/color][color=red]*[/color], NBC. That's some quality journalism right there.
I think that they either meant that she was training on the same ice as Jeff, which is true; or that they lost half a sentence and meant that "Asada had been training with Canadian and Men's World champion Jeffrey Buttle's coach, Rafael Arutunian".
Originally Posted by psycho
And yes, wrong picture. :lol:
Here are two more previews:
But then there is Kwan. That's important.
Slightly off topic - but do you think she is really thinking about coming back to eligibility for the Olympics?
So many others have said the same thing. Will be interesting to see which ones, if any, actually do it.
That said, if she does it would add a "name" to the list. IN the meantime tho' some of the skaters currently eligible could make a name for themselves this season and become a bigger draw that networks are looking for - apparently.
That's Yukari Nakano, right? The other girls are cute, but she's a classic beauty!
Originally Posted by blue dog
Go for it, Jeff!
Originally Posted by inskate
Forget about 'Canadian curse'!!!
Hope the curse is not so sustainable though.
Originally Posted by fourclover
she is very beautiful to me! So, many asians look at Yukari and think that Yukari has a typical asian face just because you did some research? or it's just your opinion but your opinion counts for many asians??
~ Figure Skating Is My Passion ~
The Canadian "curse" became a bit of a joke because the last few Olympics who ever carried in the (Canadian) Team flag at the opening ceremony usually did not do well in his/her event. Both Kurt and Brian were the Olympic flag bearers at their Olympics. However, it can't be true because speed skater Catrona Le May Doan carried the flag at the 2002 Olympics and she won the gold medal and defended her Olympic title. So obviously the curse has been lifted.
Originally Posted by Sllippery
um, I don't think Orser coming in second is really THAT bad...
though considering he had that AND he was the reigning world champ (same with Kurt if you think about it) he had a couple of curses on him so with all of that he really did quite well
Hi I just noticed on the nbcolympic website link above there is a poll on the right side on What event are you looking forward to in Vancouver in 2010?
Originally Posted by blue dog
Obviously our choice would be figure skating. Perhaps if more people voted for figure skating in this poll NBC will show more figure skating. I know it's wishful thinking but you never know.
Last edited by saltypig; 09-05-2008 at 08:58 PM.
I just voted. NBC, plea~~se?
Originally Posted by saltypig
Speed skating is first and figure skating is second now.
And there is no short track. Hm...
Canadian "curse"...? Maybe so... with Golds possibly earned and within sight, but not captured. That said, what WAS captured... in ways that seem to burn more memorable than any gold medal, was how the efforts were made, and the grace by which the other prizes (silver for Orser,... no medal for Browning) were received. I for one, remember Kurt's look into the camera, asking for a "hug" after a disappointing and flawed short program (botched triple flip) ... more than the eventual gold medal winner that year....