Smarty Jones and Michelle Kwan
I don't think an Olympic Gold for Michelle Kwan will make any difference to figureskating. I think figureskating is just going through an unpopular period which could be due to the judging scandals and also lack of sensational news.
As far as Michelle winning the gold in 2006, personally, I will just shrug and think "it's about time"! I don't believe an Olympic Gold will make Michelle nor figureskating more popular. Also Michelle has stated in the past that she does not want to skate in shows. So, even if she does win Olympic gold, will she skate professionally on tour?
bugs are smarter than we are
In order for a thoroughbred to race in the US, it has to be conceived the old fashioned way. No artificial insemination, or test tube foals allowed. Now, they may be valuable for other equestrian sports, but they would never be allowed on the track. (Just ask your dressage mare what she thinks about that! )
Originally Posted by Linny
Dizzy - At this point in her life, I don't think MK cares one way or the other. I think she does want to skate in the Olys but winning is not a must. As for going "Pro", what ever that means. It can't mean money because she did better than all the others by remaining eligible
Maybe Disney will create Michelle Kwan and the Disney Ice Revue a la Sonia Henie.