Ref; the following message about your state dept.
Let me get this one straight....the US borrows money from China so we can send skaters to other countries to conduct skating clinics?
If the USFSA wants to spend their money to do this...fine....I have been assured that my donations go to young US skaters....but I am having an
issue with the government, which is 15 trillion in debt, borrowing more to send skaters/coaches to Sweden. There are a couple of ladies already there
that skate pretty well and their mother that can hold clinics. And I am pretty sure they even Speak Swedish. If anyone finds out just how much money the
state dept is forking over for this boondoggle, let me know. Personally, I would rather they spend their money finding and helping the next Mirai Nagasu. Here.
In this country.
Evan Lysacek chosen as U.S. envoy
Updated: April 6, 2012, 7:59 PM ETAssociated Press
WASHINGTON -- Olympic gold medalist Evan Lysacek will travel to Europe as a sports envoy for the United States.
The 2010 Vancouver champion will conduct skating clinics with youth in Stockholm, Sweden and Minsk, Belarus, from April 6-13 on a trip sponsored by the State Department and U.S. Figure Skating.
Lysacek didn't skate competitively in 2010-11, and skipped the U.S. championships this year. But he has said he plans to compete in the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
The State Department's sports envoy program sends current and retired athletes and coaches abroad to work with youth and stress the importance of education and health.