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    Plushenko earns gold


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    http://www.montrealgazette.com/sport...178/story.html

    Jewellers from Yakutsk said they planned to award a special medal weighing more than half a kilo of pure gold to Plushenko, who was controversially beaten into second place by American Evan Lysacek at last month’s Vancouver Olympics.
    Why am I not surprised?!
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    Does it ever end?

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    At least, it is not the Gov't giving one to Plushy. That is a good thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HCOSurfer View Post
    Does it ever end?
    I hope this is the last of it.

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    I'd like to see a pic of it...

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    I would like to add another gold to his collection: a gold douche for being a giant douche himself.

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    No final pic yet, but we know that it's a combination of two designs: http://content.properm.ru/manage/upl...data_33342.jpg and http://content.properm.ru/manage/upl...data_33342.jpg. The face side is probable the one from the first pic as articles say it features Plushenko in his signature quad jump. The reverse says "To the winner Evgeny Plushenko from the Russian people for his unsurpassed mastery".

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    Gold is pretty close to its all-time high right now. A half kilo is worth about US$ 18,000.

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    It doesn't really matter. Evan has the real Olympic gold and is probably laughing about the pathetic-ness of this.

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    [QUOTE]
    who was controversially beaten into second place by American Evan Lysacek at last month’s Vancouver Olympics.[/QUOTE
    Beaten into second place? Oh brother:sheesh:

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    Old news. It is a gold from people and plushenko was asked about it after he returned from vancouver and he said since it is from simple persons he will accept it, and he is touched since this is from people who gave their jewlerry, his interview is on the other thread that Ptickha translated an article and the video that people started to give in jewlerry dates almost a month back. It shows russians and tourists of St Peters handing theur gold. So whats pathetic concerning Plushenko? He asked for it? They could have given him an elephant for pet if they wanted to also. But since you have nothing better to do keep bashing.

    Plushenko has Oly gold also you know, they can lagh with Evan together maybe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HCOSurfer View Post
    Does it ever end?
    He is golden in people's heart. There is nothing wrong with it. People like to give it to him. It's their choice. I can't imagine any people would one day like to make a gold medal for Evan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jennylovskt View Post
    He is golden in people's heart. There is nothing wrong with it. People like to give it to him. It's their choice. I can't imagine any people would one day like to make a gold medal for Evan.
    ita. The Russian people love and respect Plushenko. That's all there is to it. It's not like Plushenko asked for it.

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    I m not sure it is just russians, in the video there were many touristsof St P, anyway it is cute action and a cheerleading team was also helping to gathering the stuff (also from video), nobody told me to send my kilo of gold, I m upset.

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    Whatever people may feel about Evgeni Plushenko, whether or not they like him, whether or not they agree with his placement in Vancouver, this gold is from his fans.He's not my favorite skater at all (I was rooting for Daisuke :D ), but I totally respect the gesture these people have done; they feel very strongly about him and wished to do this for him. It's not like he set this precedent. I think I've read elsewhere that Kurt Browning's fans did this sort of thing before? And also, Michelle Kwan's? Hate him or like him, this particular medal is given by people who love him, and I have to honor that.

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