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    Hughes leaving college, joining SOI

    OK Sarah fans:

    according to someone on another forum, in the latest issue of SI Sarah says she will join SOI and then maybe think about the upcoming Winter olympics.

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    Um, she does realize that by joining SOI, she turns pro and thereby becomes ineligible for the Olympics right?
    Can someone with the latest copy of SI confirm this?

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    I can't wait to see Sarah skate with SOI. I wish her well with the tour and all that!

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    Hughes leaving college, joining SOI

    I'd be happy to see her in SOI

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    I hope this rumor isn't true. She would have denied a spot at Yale to someone who might have stayed and gotten a degree, Dropping out now makes her seem like a "diletantte". She' d have to put in some very hard work to get back into skating shape. Bad move if it's not a rumor (JMO)

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    Sarah could still be eligible and skate SOI. She just needs to get a waiver from the USFSA like Todd. BTW, the Russian skaters have no such eligibility problems with SOI like the US. Alexei was still eligible when he joined SOI and was able to compete for Russia (and still rec'd funds as well) until injury forced him to retire.

    I don't think Sarah making 6 figures or so skating for SOI makes her a dilettante.

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    Here she is folks: Your 2006 Olympic Champion: SARAH HUGHES!

    Insult her all you want,
    But you can never count her out
    She gave it all she got
    at the Olympics When it COUNTS!

    To all you doubters:

    I am keeping my fingers crossed that this is true!

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    Why not do whatever she wants? She is young, talented, beautiful, smart and has worked very hard......ENJOY your life Sarah!

    If she returns to competition, who will be her coach? It would be very difficult to duplicate the relationship she had with RW. Would/could RW coach both Sarah and Sasha :D ?
    Last edited by Piel; 08-25-2004 at 10:38 PM.

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    Many students take a year or so off from college then return.

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    That's right, RealtorGal! I have taken off a semester here and there and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. Sarah can do whatever she wants to do, it's her life and it's not our place to even judge that.

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    I took a 3 year break after 2 years of college, went back to the same school to graduate. I'm not sure what Yale's readmission policy is like, but they've had so many celebrities attend that I'm sure they are accustomed to students taking a hiatus. (I'm thinking specifically of fim actors who take time off to shoot movies).

    I would welcome seeing Sarah skate again, but I am highly doubtful that she will be in top form by 2006.

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    Okay, one year with SOI to get a better hold on presentation. That only gives her a short time to prepare 2 programs that are COP friendly. A short and a long, get all her jumps back including 3/3's.

    This is a tall order, even for Sarah. I do wish her the best with whatever she decides on doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piel
    Why not do whatever she wants? She is young, talented, beautiful, smart and has worked very hard......ENJOY your life Sarah!

    If she returns to competition, who will be her coach? It would be very difficult to duplicate the relationship she had with RW. Would/could RW coach both Sarah and Sasha :D ?
    I'm kind of thinking Sasha wouldn't stand for sharing Robin

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    Quote Originally Posted by soogar
    Sarah could still be eligible and skate SOI. She just needs to get a waiver from the USFSA like Todd. BTW, the Russian skaters have no such eligibility problems with SOI like the US. Alexei was still eligible when he joined SOI and was able to compete for Russia (and still rec'd funds as well) until injury forced him to retire.

    I don't think Sarah making 6 figures or so skating for SOI makes her a dilettante.
    The USFSA did NOT give Todd a waiver. He THOUGHT they had, but when he signed with SOI, the USFSA told him he was ineligible. So if Sarah signs with SOI, she cannot skate in the 2006 Olympics.

    Every skating federation has its own policy with regard to eligibility. Russia and Canada allow skaters to sign with SOI and still keep eligibility, but the USFSA does not.

    Whatever happened with Sarah's plans for medical school?

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    Sarah will make a nice addition to SOI, hopefully she won't do a program like Fossi,(nothing against you fossi) it was my least favorite of hers. I loved her serenade fur clara program. I cannot see her coming back to amateur skating but if so good for her and if the us allows her.

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