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    Yeah, over at MKF someone scanned the 3-page article.

    http://www.mkforum.net/forum/showthr...gust-2nd-issue

    It's about her switching gears from skating to the political arena.

    ETA: and in hopes that this one won't "mysteriously" vanish...
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    i can't read from the scans so i will go out and buy the issue. But dear me.. isn't Michelle's dress scaring close to showing more on top that she would want shown? Little Red Dresses don't move as well as skating dresses!

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    Aw! She looks beautiful and so grownup! It's so strange...I don't know Michelle and yet I feel this sense of pride and even astonishment when I think of how far that little girl in the pink poofy dress has come, now become a beautiful, intelligent, well-rounded Lady.

    And, Michelle...I don't watch SLC either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MKFSfan View Post
    And, Michelle...I don't watch SLC either.
    Ditto. ):

    And thanks, RD, for the link to the SI article. There are less and less (magazine) articles about Michelle as the years go by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MKFSfan View Post
    Aw! She looks beautiful and so grownup! It's so strange...I don't know Michelle and yet I feel this sense of pride and even astonishment when I think of how far that little girl in the pink poofy dress has come, now become a beautiful, intelligent, well-rounded Lady.

    And, Michelle...I don't watch SLC either.
    I feel that pride also. I've been following her skating since she was twelve--and normally I don't catch on to good skaters until much later than that. I've rooted for her through thick and thin, and her graciousness and resilience have added to her lustre. I also love the way she skates! I can still look at her programs and be enthralled, which is not something one can do with every skater, or even with every champion. I love that she's embracing her new direction with such eagerness.

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    Thanks for the pics. You can tell from them that she has truly moved on.

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    ITA Olympia...

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    The picture in the red dress is funny!!

    If you click on the scan itself, it enlarges somewhat.

    Does anyone know why she was on Kathy Griffin???

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    bought magazine, decent article about her--i have a few nitpicks but (1 is failure) she didn't win gold she is a failure. that what galls me. the sports media thinks a gold medal or title makes up for lack of character and anywrong doing illegal , unethical by the athlete.
    If they really thought that way they shouldn't go after the athlete caught in any wrong doing whatsoever. They should leave them be and say--why print they won ogm, nba title, super bowl, world cup and or whatever. by our (sports media estimation that excludes them from behaving themselves) . than they shouldn't write about up and comer youngster that get into trouble since they excused the older ones due to winning whatever.
    however, thank you for the pictures. I wonder why the picture in the magazine isn't in those shots that we seen, maybe cause they used it.

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    I have to agree that they didn't really "get" what Kwan has contributed to skating; they did make her sound as though she hadn't quite measured up, which is like saying that Derek Jeter hasn't quite measured up in baseball because he's not the home run king on top of everything else he's done. Sports Illustrated doesn't really have a great feel for skating, though, so one can't expect perceptiveness in this area. They did convey her personality wonderfully, and they allowed a lot of space to tell her story, which is nice--I expected a mere paragraph or two. That anecdote about how she ended up working for the State Department is charming. I love the idea of Rumsfeld and Cheney paying court to her during her visit to the White House. Not an image I'd have come up with on my own!

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    Can't ignore the elephant in the room though, which is the Olympics. And in that case, she came up short. Doesn't mean her career isn't any less valuable, but it's just a fact that she'll be known as a great skater who never won an OGM.

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    ^ Phooey on that!

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    Re: Kwan feature in Sports Illustrated

    Quote Originally Posted by R.D. View Post
    Can't ignore the elephant in the room though, which is the Olympics. And in that case, she came up short. Doesn't mean her career isn't any less valuable, but it's just a fact that she'll be known as a great skater who never won an OGM.
    Winning and OGM does not make or break a great skater. You could win every competition you enter but the Olympic long program and that doesn't mean you didn't "make it" as a skater. All it means is you didn't get a gold medal at one of the competitions you entered.

    On the flip side you have skaters like Sarah Hughes who no one outside of the skating world knows who happens to win a competition at the Olympics and people think she is better than what she really is. She never won nationals and only won one world bronze. She didn't exactly set the skating world on fire. I would rather have Michelle Kwan's career even without an OGM.

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    Re: Kwan feature in Sports Illustrated

    Quote Originally Posted by mousepotato View Post
    Winning and OGM does not make or break a great skater. You could win every competition you enter but the Olympic long program and that doesn't mean you didn't "make it" as a skater. All it means is you didn't get a gold medal at one of the competitions you entered.
    I will agree with you on this statement particularly with regard to Michelle, Kurt, and Todd.

    I still respect Sarah for her gold medal win in SLC. She was on fire there. She does seem to be happy in post skating life as well, and I feel she will succeed in life, considering her educational bckground.
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