04-03-2014, 03:10 PM
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This event was the "Best of the U.S." Olympic awards, sponsored by the USOC. It was taped Wednesday and will be shown on NBC Sports Network next Monday, 7-8 U.S. Eastern time. There were four awards for Olympic athletes and four for Paralympions. Davis and White won best team. Michelle Kwan and Lysacek were presenters; Johnny and Tara worked the Red Carpet and backstage.
Kori Ade won a special "Building Dreams Award" for extraordinary dedication to supporting Olympic athletes.
04-05-2014, 06:41 AM
It depends what people mean by a 'death sentence'. You can still qualify at Nationals without a consistent one, but it's hard to get to the World podium without one. Perhaps that's what the person above meant. Neither Brown nor Takahashi got the Olympic or World podium this year.
Originally Posted by CanadianSkaterGuy
04-06-2014, 01:20 AM
A torn labrum never heals on its own. (Google it read about it if you're not familiar with the injury.) Funny how the article says Evan's has healed.
04-06-2014, 09:46 AM
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Welcome, BetsyK. Thanks for joining us!
I think some minor tears can be treated without arthroscopic surgery, by physical therapy. From what I understand, the goal, with or without surgery, is to be able to live a normal life without pain. Returning to a vigorous, joint-pounding sport like figure skating -- to me, that would seem to be out of the question if the tear is severe.
Michelle Kwan wrote, about trying to skate with a similar injury, that strangely enough sometimes it was possible for her to go out on the ice and run through a full practice. It was afterward that that pain kept her up all night.
04-06-2014, 11:15 AM