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    The Kiss and Cry - is it fair to the Skaters who cry off guard.

    One never sees other athletes in the Olys crying publicly.


    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/22/sp...html?th&emc=th

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    This has been a touchy subject for me. I particularly think back to ABC cameras intruding upon a private moment when Angela Nikodinov got very emotional backstage holding her face in tears when she learned she would not be a part of the 2002 Olympic team at Nationals or after Johnny Weir's disappointing LP at the 2007 Nationals when he broke down in tears in the kiss & cry. In the latter case, the editors of the tv broadcast had the nerve to cut right to a shot of Evan Lysacek mugging to the camera in joy over his own great performance only to try and make it look like he was ecstatic over Weir's meltdown. I think it is unfair to the athletes and lacks class on the part of the network to do that sort of thing.
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    Once again the North American media has to insult Evgeni somehow with that misleading pic, as he *did not* cry, never shed a tear despite his loss. He took it all in stride, as can be seen in the interview afterwards, he smiled & said he would accept two silver & one gold, not bad.

    You know I honestly don't think I've ever seen Evgeni cry; get emotional, yes, but never cry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nadine View Post

    You know I honestly don't think I've ever seen Evgeni cry; get emotional, yes, but never cry.
    Gangsters don't cry! Lol.

    I think it is worse when they keep showing the skaters who have already skated backstage and thier reactions to the scores of thier competitors. Nobody is going to be happy about being beat, it just makes for an uncomfortable situation especially with sneaky editing.

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    I think it is worse when they keep showing the skaters who have already skated backstage and thier reactions to the scores of thier competitors. Nobody is going to be happy about being beat, it just makes for an uncomfortable situation especially with sneaky editing.
    I have no problem with the K&C, especially since all of the kids know the camera is on. Like tinymavy here, it's the 'behind-the-scenes' that I wish they'd quit. Besides, who really complains about seeing someone be overcome with emotion when they have the skate of their life? I think it's sweet. I also think that skaters have to continue with the program, no matter what happens, and so they have some pent up emotion when they get off the ice. Hockey players, baskteball players, etc., just say an expletive out loud when they play goes bad and the cameras sure show that. I saw Sidney Crosby say the F-word the other day in an Olympic hockey game. Imagine if they had to keep smiling the entire game what might happen when they were done. Besides, it's not true other Olypians don't cry or show emotions like that. Remember the Italian downhiller who fell and threw her poles? Athletes are people, not automatons. They have feelings, too.

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    I m afraid with all this media crap that creates him like he is a monster, if evgeni will be booed in Gala, and that honestly would mean the end of fs for me. I hope audience is more clever.
    People buy whatever a newspaper writes??there is some filter process alway to do.

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    The challenge is that skaters are required to sit in Kill and Cry. It used to be that some skaters just left. They don't anymore. I don't know if it is an ISU rule like attending press conferences or if each country has its own rules.

    I think the wise coach would train a skater that the performance is not over until they are in the privacy (sort of) of the dressing room - or, like Brian Boitano, a bathroom stall

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