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    An End of An Era- Post Olympics Withdrawal Syndrome

    The Olympics haven't even finished yet but I'm already feeling sad and worried what I will do after Sochi. Have a look at this beautiful interview of Nobunari Oda bursting into tears congratulating his long-time rival and team mate Daisuke (and one could argue Nobunari lost the spot to Sochi because of Daisuke, which makes this friendship even more touching)?

    I know every Olympics is a farewell to some skaters. But so many of "our" skaters, the familiar faces, seem to be leaving the sport after Sochi.

    Who will you miss most after Sochi? How are you going to deal with the POWS?!

    Mine is definitely Daisuke. He got me hooked into men's skating. I became a fan of his and his rivals. I went to see him at Vancouver and Nice. No other skater has got me so emotionally invested. And he seems like such a humble, genuine and honourable person. And I don't know what I'll do without him in the sport!

    And did you see this link posted in the men's LP thread? Joubert was the jock of the sport. The hot guy who skates to the same music with the same moves with those quads. The fighter. Fan or not, he was always there. And no longer.

    I could go on but I'm interested to hear about yours...

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    Aw, hikki. This is all so true. Of course, I also will be most sad for Daisuke. He is just THE one for me, and I don't think this feeling will ever come back. This season is hard, because I just don't see any wonderful exiting skater that will hold my attention that can compare. I might watch one or two competitions in the years to come but with Dai, S/S, Mao, Yuna, Akiko, Kanako, Brian ect. gone I see myself loosing interest very soon. Oh well, it was fun while it lasted.

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    Definitely S/S... they never won ogm, but they were really special and really contributed to the sport. They'll be remembered as legends. And Yuna... at least I have youtube to watch perormances again T.T

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    Mao . I will following to Yuzu, Adelina, Julia, Gracie and the Shibs but it won't be the same

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    Quote Originally Posted by hikki View Post
    The Olympics haven't even finished yet but I'm already feeling sad and worried what I will do after Sochi. Have a look at this beautiful interview of Nobunari Oda bursting into tears congratulating his long-time rival and team mate Daisuke (and one could argue Nobunari lost the spot to Sochi because of Daisuke, which makes this friendship even more touching)?

    I know every Olympics is a farewell to some skaters. But so many of "our" skaters, the familiar faces, seem to be leaving the sport after Sochi.

    Who will you miss most after Sochi? How are you going to deal with the POWS?!

    Mine is definitely Daisuke. He got me hooked into men's skating. I became a fan of him and his rivals. I went to see him at Vancouver and Nice. No other skater has got me so emotionally invested. And he seems like such a humble, genuine and honourable person. And I don't know what I'll do without him in the sport!

    And did you see this link posted in the men's LP thread? Joubert was the jock of the sport. The hot guy who skates to the same music with the same moves with those quads. The fighter. Fan or not, he was always there. And no longer.

    I could go on but I'm interested to hear about yours...
    Daisuke's my favorite too! Can anyone provide a translation of the interview with the 3 skaters? I feel a bit sorry for Machida, getting lost in the mix b/c he's not a medal winner or an old fan favorite like Daisuke. Hope he has a big fan base in Japan too!

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    Tessa and Scott. After Navka/Kostomarov retired, I didn't watch the ice dance competition until WC 2008 when I fell in love with these two beautiful skaters. Now I think I'll take another break. Maybe I take it too personally, but for me, ice dance won't be the same without them, without their attention to details, without the way they smile to each other. They created a magical atmosphere when they skated. Each time I'll see new, young skaters I'll compare them to V/M.

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    Definitely Yuna and Mao, also Abbott, Takahashi, Suzuki, S/S, and V/M.

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    Takahashi, Abbott, Chan (if he retires), D/W, Akiko. Won't miss Yuna or Mao. It's time to pass the torch to a new generation.

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    I'll miss Mao, and I'm sad because she has worked so hard for 5 years and has never regained the jump consistency she had in 2008 when she could do the 3A and a number of 3-3s.

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    What I regret is that so many of my favorites are retiring and that we don't have any pro competitions or decent shows here is the US. I look forward to see what Jeremy, SS and other do in the future. Hopefully, there will be videos of the shows and tours in Europe and Asia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drivingmissdaisy View Post
    I'll miss Mao, and I'm sad because she has worked so hard for 5 years and has never regained the jump consistency she had in 2008 when she could do the 3A and a number of 3-3s.
    It's wishful thinking but I've always wondered it would have been like she was old enough to skate at the Olympics in 2006. Or if she had stayed with Artunian or another technical coach instead of going to Tarasova? Nevertheless, I'm looking forward to seeing her show skating if she decides to pursue that.

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    Yunaaaaaaa. Just think about her makes me so sad

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    Above else I'll miss Davis / White and Virtue / Moir pushing each other. They are the two teams that have gotten me interested in ice dance, just won't be the same without them.

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    I'm making a promise to myself to take the time and to learn more about the technical aspects of ice dance. Then I will be looking forward to see how it all plays out in Gracie/Ashley-Ashley/Gracie land. I love Yuzu, I hope he grows stronger over the years. I'll hope to see Kiira Korpi return. And how will Mirai turn her whole experience into a plan of action?
    I'll miss Yuna, Mao, Akiko, Carolina (if she goes), and Tomas Verner.

    And don't get too bummed after the Olympics, we still have worlds

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    Daisuke & Akiko. They brighten up every rink they skate in.

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