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    Time Magazine On-line picks 11 "Olympians to watch"

    Kim, Asada, Lysacek, and Davis and White are the figure skaters singled out.

    Edited to add link. http://www.time.com/time/specials/pa...958645,00.html
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    could you post the article? Please?

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    Oh, sorry.

    http://www.time.com/time/specials/pa...958645,00.html

    Click on the names of each athlete.

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    http://www.time.com/time/specials/pa...958460,00.html

    See if this is Davis and White. This site seems to discourage hotlinking to specific pages. If you are on the page of a particular athlete, click of "complete list" at the upper right. On the "complete list" page, click on each athlete.

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    There small bits of profiles, aimed at general public. Interesting 3 out of 10 profiled were figure skaters, which speaks to the fact that figure skating is the Crown Jewell of Winter Olympics.

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    This article serves me better
    12 Olympians to watch from around the world

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    I may pick Plushenko rather than Evan. Except for Plushy there is no definite favorite in men's field. But I understand that Time is an american magazine.

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    I think Lindsey VONN is America's poster girl. In addition to a must see by me, there is still Bode Miller for me, and the Nordic races have a good american team which they never had before.

    as to Time magazine, that's their picks. I have my own.

    btw. Proctor and Gambles Sunday coupon pamphlet had Tanith Belbin all through those ads, and of course, Lindsey Vonn. Stunning women!

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    Quote Originally Posted by seniorita View Post
    This article serves me better
    12 Olympians to watch from around the world
    I prefer this pick better too.

    The Time Magazine's pick was too ... American centric. Obviously, Evan Lysacek is their poster boy. That's all that Americans care.
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    I like their description of Yuna Kim "Steady and consistent almost to the point of appearing robotic..." It's hard to tell if this was meant to be a compliment or not... I didn't see one thing article commenting on her artistry, seems more fitting for someone like Rachel Flatt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wonbinfan86 View Post
    I like their description of Yuna Kim "Steady and consistent almost to the point of appearing robotic..." It's hard to tell if this was meant to be a compliment or not... I didn't see one thing article commenting on her artistry, seems more fitting for someone like Rachel Flatt.
    I don't think anyone would use/take the word "robotic" as a compliment in figure skating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverlining View Post
    I don't think anyone would use/take the word "robotic" as a compliment in figure skating.
    Can't "machinelike precision" be a compliment in gymnastic, meaning a 100% success rate? But robotic sounds like precise yet awkward imitation of human movements.

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    I think in this case they meant "robotic" as in machine like precision, consistent and error free, as much as much is possible in a sport like figure skating.

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    Obviously, the writer of this article knows nothing of how to write about figure skating.

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