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    Social media/media roundup thread!

    There's going to be so many fun photos, tweets and other posts, I think it's good if we have such a thread

    Loved this twitter conversation between Michelle Kwan and Lolo Jones:

    US Olympic TeamVerified account
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    Last stop on the road to Sochi #GoTeamUSA #TeamUSAPrep with @lolojones pic.twitter.com/3UXfuZ9oDv
    3:29 AM - 29 Jan 2014

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    ‏@MichelleWKwan
    .@USOlympic @lolojones Love the Olympics garb! Good luck @lolojones - I'll be cheering for you!

    Lolo Jones
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    @MichelleWKwan !!! I remember watching u and I would pretend figure skate in my living room.This is awesome! Michelle Kwan tweeting me!
    7:32 AM - 29 Jan 2014

    So now we know that Lolo Jones is a Michelle Kwan fan girl.

    Mark Ladwig posted this cool photo of the line for Zhang/Bartholomay public skate session:

    Mark Ladwig
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    11:08 line @EllentonIce 2 see @felicia_zhang & @NateBartholomay practice @ 1:10pm. @USFigureSkating #RoadToSochi pic.twitter.com/UKJz79ICNE
    8:13 AM - 29 Jan 2014

    https://twitter.com/LadwigMark/statu...234560/photo/1

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    Love this story on Polina Edmunds from the local Bay Area NBC affiliate!

    http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local...242446401.html

    “I definitely still have to do schoolwork,” Polina told NBC Bay Area last week. “I don’t know exactly how it’s going to work yet, but I’m probably going to be taking a lot of work with me and checking online when I’m there.”

    Polina’s teachers want her to keep up with her studies, but they also realize that traveling to Russia – the birth country of her mother, who also doubles as her skating coach – is a teachable moment in itself.

    “I want her to find someone who speaks Spanish, an athlete, a coach or whoever and interview them,” said Leslie Zambo, Polina’s Spanish teacher. “I want her to come up with the questions and talk to the class about her experiences. Her classmates would just love it.”
    I love that Polina's very low-key attitude toward all this. She has a very cool and collected demeanor that I appreciate. It's a interesting complement to Jason Brown's infectious enthusiasm!

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    Thanks for starting this thread, Mrs. P.

    At the risk of being Debbie Downer, I really wanted to share the following tweet.
    As excited as we all are for the Olympians, also deserving of our support are many fine athletes who will not have the opportunity to compete in Sochi .

    Jeremy Ten
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    So much goes into preparing you for when you make an Olympic team. But nothing prepares you for what happens when you don't. #SadButTrue
    3:25 PM - 30 Jan 2014
    https://twitter.com/j3r3bear/statuse...32556026003456

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    Quote Originally Posted by golden411 View Post
    Thanks for starting this thread, Mrs. P.

    At the risk of being Debbie Downer, I really wanted to share the following tweet.
    As excited as we all are for the Olympians, also deserving of our support are many fine athletes who will not have the opportunity to compete in Sochi .

    Jeremy Ten
    ‏@j3r3bear
    So much goes into preparing you for when you make an Olympic team. But nothing prepares you for what happens when you don't. #SadButTrue
    3:25 PM - 30 Jan 2014
    https://twitter.com/j3r3bear/statuse...32556026003456
    Aw, (((Jeremy Ten))))


    Anyway, here's a fun column from Washington Post writer Robert Samuels. I laughed so much reading it! I think we could all relate to his figure skating watching adventures. He's also blogging during Sochi, so worth noting here.

    I'll post a thread on the Edge for more discussion too: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinio...267_story.html

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    Ashley seems to be laying low, and training hard.
    Ashley Wagner ‏@AshWagner2010 21h
    It's the final countdown...squeezing in two more days of practice and then it is on to #Sochi2014! #TeamUSA pic.twitter.com/2iDLhyuW6E

    Eh, that didn't link the way I thought it would, sorry.

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    Tara and Johnny have a joint twitter account for news from Sochi!

    Johnny Weir-Voronov ‏@JohnnyGWeir 7m
    Guys, be sure to follow me and @Tara_Lipinski at our NEW twitter outpost, @TaraandJohnny to get behind the scenes news from Sochi 2014! 💎


    https://twitter.com/TaraandJohnny/st...36846137843712

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    From Russia with love…final preparation and propaganda before the Games…

    Elena Ilinykh's interview from February:





    Ilinykh & Pantene:


    Ilinykh from Elle Magazine:


    “There are two super couples in ice dance – American and Canadian. They are our main rivals. But we are already coming close to their level.“

    Bobrova from Elle Magazine:


    “American and Canadian couple is unrivalled now. They are leaders and we are trying to reach their level.“

    Althought Kovtun is not at the Olympics, he was also mentioned in Elle Magazine:



    Sinitsina & Zhiganshin interview:
    http://www.sport-express.ru/olympic1...reviews/40461/
    http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/show...ina-Zhiganshin - translation

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    Volosozhar & Trankov video – Olympic spot
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcImgCz1jaw

    Ilinykh & Katsalapov video – Olympic spot
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpBhOXF_gwE

    Adelina Sotnikova video – an Olympic Hope (shots from practise also):
    http://www.otr-online.ru/programmi/p...rts_16653.html

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    Loved this video of yesterday's celebration for Polina Edmunds at her school, Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose, Calif.

    The celebration features Olympians Brandi Chastain and Kerri Walsh. http://www.ktvu.com/videos/news/san-...-walsh/vCPpfN/

    Really inspiring, so cool that Polina had such a nice sendoff!

    Phil Hersh also has a story about Patrick Chan practicing in Sochi this morning, one of the first top competitors to do so: http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports...1072998.column

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matilda View Post
    Tara and Johnny have a joint twitter account for news from Sochi!

    Johnny Weir-Voronov ‏@JohnnyGWeir 7m
    Guys, be sure to follow me and @Tara_Lipinski at our NEW twitter outpost, @TaraandJohnny to get behind the scenes news from Sochi 2014! 💎


    https://twitter.com/TaraandJohnny/st...36846137843712
    The account was suspended. Wonder what happened there?

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    I have to admit the twit of Lysacek caught me so surprised, it is not about being politically correct but how much of a bigger person he is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seniorita View Post
    I have to admit the twit of Lysacek caught me so surprised, it is not about being politically correct but how much of a bigger person he is.
    Yes! I thought that was so lovely of Evan!

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    ETA. This was meant as a reply to apgold re Tara and Johnny's joint twitter account.

    I heard this sometimes happens when you start a twitter account--one of twitter's glitches, presumably. Their Instagram account seems to be working fine though: http://instagram.com/taraandjohnny

    Tara and Johnny clearly have a great dynamic

    Of course they also post on their personal accounts. They offered a view from their broadcast position at the rink yesterday: http://instagram.com/p/j4REhGBhQH/

    The arena is gigantic. I like the blue interior

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    I diidn't know where exactly to post this, so...

    Brian has arrived in Sochi:

    LMDJ‏@MaisonDeJoubert·
    Men's figure skater #BrianJoubert of France arrives at Sochi International Airp=>https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...&stream_ref=10 (Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

    ETA - Also, Plushy:

    Plushenko News_Eng‏@PlushenkoNews·
    (homevideos) Evgeni Plushenko arrived in Sochi - part1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N65aVxq-hpQ part2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umPbsC4qtdU

    ETA 2 - Perhaps the interview in the first vid?:

    http://translate.google.com/translat...e%2F14787.html

    ETA 3 - Interview with Kevin:

    http://translate.google.com/translat...sport%2F935095

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    Looks like quite a few US skaters are stopping in Germany on their way to Sochi: http://instagram.com/p/j_b2qnzXCk/

    I'm guessing that since Jeremy is already in Sochi, he will skate the SP for the team competition?

    Also Tara and Johnny's joint twitter is up and running again:

    Tara and Johnny ‏@TaraandJohnny 19h

    Hey guys! Sorry for the delay! Twitter thought we were fake, but we're all natural! Please enjoy. ❤️T&J

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