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    Skaters with off-ice expertise

    Sasha Cohen ‏@SashaCohenNYC
    Please tune in to @CNBC at 11:45 to watch me discuss markets, investments, and what I'm up to with @carlquintanilla today. So excited!!!
    6:24 AM - 6 Aug 12

    Carl Quintanilla ‏@carlquintanilla
    This am on @CNBCSquawkSt: #Olympics figure skater (and now Columbia Univ econ student) @SashaCohenNYC, who can talk mkts like a hedgie
    7:10 AM - 6 Aug 12

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    Go Sasha!

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    Way to go Sasha. But at the same time, I think it would be very natural for high achieving athletes, especially those that excelled at such a young age, to be able to translate the same set of "skills" (meaning concentration, focus, intensity, passion, 'training/education') to other fields later in life and be VERY very successful. Sasha has gone on to further her education, and this is probably this factors in quite importantly. Not to say that this is guaranteed across the board by any means, but unless a skater is a high school drop out or simply does nothing beyond the rink (which is not the case for a majority of US skaters that see at the top ranks), I would find it unsurprising that some powerful off ice skills emerge.

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    Agree that successful athletes are naturals for great success in other fields. To paraphrase what Tessa Virtue just told PJ Kwong: "We want to be complete people. We want to have more to offer than a four-minute performance." (Not a verbatim quote.)
    Intriguing to see the wonderful diversity of paths chosen by skaters. Some apply their love of the sport to important new roles as coaches and choreographers, for instance. Others go in entirely different directions - pursuing everything from medicine to cooking.

    Another tweet illustrating the impressive breadth and depth of skaters:
    Mervin Tran ‏@skate_moivo
    Just found out that I have been readmitted into the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of McGill. So excited!
    3:03 PM - 6 Aug 12
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    Matt Savoie has a master's degree in urban planning from the University of Illinois, and law degree from Cornell Law School (interrupted by the 2006 Olympics. He should have gone to the 2002 Olympics, too, ahead of Michael Weiss -- JMO.) Now he works at the Boston law firm of Choate Hall & Stewart -- one of the oldest big league firms in New England, specializing in corporate mergers and stuff like that.

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    Dick Button.
    Twice Olympic champion.
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    and several other things

    Dr. Tenley Albright, surgeon

    Dr. Debi Thomas, orthopedic surgeon

    Tim Goebel, mathematician, working for Nielsen (the ratings people)
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    Quote Originally Posted by golden411 View Post
    Sasha Cohen ‏@SashaCohenNYC
    Please tune in to @CNBC at 11:45 to watch me discuss markets, investments, and what I'm up to with @carlquintanilla today. So excited!!!
    6:24 AM - 6 Aug 12
    Here is Sasha's interview. Buy dividend-paying stocks, and don't listen to the gloomy gus's that say this segment is oversaturated at the moment. Also, make a fashion statement with Sasha's line of brightly colored figure skating boots.

    http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000107465
    Last edited by Mathman; 08-08-2012 at 06:10 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
    Here is Sasha's interview. Buy dividend-paying stocks, and don't listen to the gloomy gus's that say this segment is oversaturated at the moment. Also, make a fashion statement with Sasha's line of brightly colored figure skating boots.

    http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000107465
    Math, thanks so much for posting the segment. I am so proud of her...love the boots. I am so happy that she is going to school.

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