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    What are your hopes for Torino'06?

    What are your hopes and wishes for the Olympic games and who do you want
    to win in each category?

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    I hope the replies to this are strictly in the category of hopes and not predictions. We will have floods of serious predictions by the end of the GPs while keeping eyes on National results.

    Here are my HOPES for the 2006 Olympic Results:

    Ladies - Michelle Kwan - if not - Irina Slutskaya. I definitely want an older gal to win this Olys.

    Men - Stephane Lambiel - if not - Evgeni Plushenko. Actually I'm hoping for either one. Their styles are so different and I have to admit Evgeni is the more competitive.

    Pairs - Savenchko and Szokowy(sp) - if not - Shen and Zhao. I think S&S are closer to relating to each other than any Pairs team in these competitions and that gets to me more than acrobatic lifts.

    Dance - Delobel and Schonefelder - if not - Denkova and Stavisky. Both these teams have a strong relationship with their partners. Refreshing! not the usual sturm and drang of what has happened to dance.

    Mind you: These are my hopes and past experience has shown my hopes are never fulfilled. When I get closer to the actual competition I will post my realistic predictions.

    Joe

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    Wow! I've been out of the loop (ha! does that count as a pun?!?) for so long... And here I come back to find this great topic!

    Seeing how my hope springs eternal ~ I will contribute the following...

    * My darling Michelle wins it all... the medal, the endorsements, the whole shabang... while skating to a Jimmy Hendrix medaly with cheoro by Karen. C'mon Michelle! Show us real classical music translate on ice!

    * Irina wins Silver & is happy with her accomplishment

    * Tanith & Ben get to participate.

    * Plushy is at his arrogant best

    * S&Z take the Pairs with a performance that makes Turnadot look like child's play. (Gosh, how I love this pair)

    * Skating gets through an international event with the ubers, casuals, sponsors & media pleased as punch with the result.

    Its so sad, that while my hopes 1 - 5 are realistic but #6... not so much..

    Oh well, Star Wars opens in 9 days ~ how bad could it all be?

    Have a happy!

    KW

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    I hope B&A get to participate, and that D&L and Del&Shoe do well. I hope someone other than N&K win it all, as theirs will be a very predictable win.

    I'd love to see Rochette medal, and if she earns it, that Kwan wins it all.

    I'd like to see Plushy, Lambiel and Buttle on the podium.

    For pairs, I'd just like to see some really well choreographed programs. I'd also like the new German pair and M&B do well.

    My biggest hope is for NO scandals that everyone will cry over. Just this once?

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    Thumbs up

    My hopes, wishing and dream podiums would be:

    Men: Johnny Weir - Gold, Emmanuel Sandu - Silver, Brian Joubert - Bronze

    Women: Sasha Cohen - Gold, Irina Slutskya - Silver, Michelle Kwan - Bronze

    Pairs: Shen & Zhao - Gold, Tatianna & Maxim- Silver, Pang & Tong- Bronze

    Dance: Belbin & Agosto - Gold, Marie France & Patrice - Silver, Tatianna & Roman - Bronze

    I will just dream on.

    Dee

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    My dreams involve a lot of ties:

    Ladies -- Kwan and Slutskaya tie for gold -- a proper ending to what (IMHO) is one of the (if not the) longest friendly rivalry in ladies skating for too long for it to end any other way; Cohen or Kostner gets bronze.

    Men -- Don't really care too much. Buttle and Goebel medal (I want him to come back strong.)

    Pairs -- Petrova and Tikhnov (who strike me as really nice people) tie for gold with Pang and Tong -- as both teams step out of the shadows.

    Dance -- Massive upset. Belbin & Agosto, Chait & Sagnovsky and Denkova & Staviski all medal -- in any order.

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    My hope:
    Shizuka Arakawa Gold, Miki Ando - Silver, Sasha Cohen - Bronze

    Ilia Klimkin - Surprise gold , Stephane Lambiel - silver, Li- Bronze

    GrushGons- Gold, C&S silver, Navka Bronze

    Any Russian team to keep the gold in Russia (I personally like Obertas/Slavnas)
    Petrova & Tikhonov (silver or bronze), The Zhangs for the silver or bronze

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    Quote Originally Posted by candylover
    What are your hopes and wishes for the Olympic games?
    Good seats.

    Just kidding. I'm too poor, so I'm shooting for 2010 in Vancooooooooooooouver!

    For 2006, I hope for no scandals, no injuries, and U.S. citizenship for Tanith.

    I hope for a gold for Michelle. If a gold could be given for a career and for karma, she would win in a heartbeat. If not Michelle, then Irina Slutskaya.

    On skating exhibition night, Ottavio Cinquanta takes center ice with a microphone, confesses to corruption, turns in all his co-conspirators, and is handcuffed. After that, everyone will stand and do the Macarena.

    Don't ask me questions if you can't handle the answers.

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    My hope is no more scandals and no more duplicate medals. Otherwise figure skating will suffer even more.

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    Ladies: Michelle Kwan

    Men: Weir or Buttle or Lambiel (in that order)

    Pairs: Shen & Zhao (Hoping they finally get all the respect they deserve)

    Dance: Actually no real opinion. (I'd love to see B&A compete. I'm sure N&K will win- I just hope she loses the tacky headbands.)

    Mainly I hope every skater has the skate of their lives.

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    Michelle Kwan having a kick butt skate (and hopefully getting gold)
    All of the men skating well, and Ilia Klimkin medaling.
    Shen & Zhao take it.
    Belbin & Agosto get to compete (and maybe take a medal too).

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    Michelle, Sasha, & Fumie on the podium

    Jeff Buttle & Johnny Weir on the podium

    Good health for Takeshi and a great season for him

    Shen & Zhao winning gold

    Tanith & Ben competing & winning a medal

    No more corrupt judges & judging scandals

    No more anonymous judging

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    Quote Originally Posted by tvcats
    My hope is no more scandals and no more duplicate medals. Otherwise figure skating will suffer even more.
    Hey TVcats - If there is no cheating there will be no scandals. So let's hope for no cheating. Otherwise you are correct, figure skating will suffer.

    On skating exhibition night, Ottavio Cinquanta takes center ice with a microphone, confesses to corruption, turns in all his co-conspirators, and is handcuffed. After that, everyone will stand and do the Macarena.
    Hey Spirit - Would love to see Speedy in handcuffs.

    Joe

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    On skating exhibition night, Ottavio Cinquanta takes center ice with a microphone, confesses to corruption, turns in all his co-conspirators, and is handcuffed. After that, everyone will stand and do the Macarena.
    I would give my right arm to see that!! LOL

    Seriously, the biggest hope I have for these Olys is that the judging is fair and correct (and that I might actually get to enjoy the skating without getting a migraine after the results! If the judging is fair, this should happen naturally, LOL).

    And in other hopes of a more personal nature, I hope to see Tanith & Ben there representing the USA as well as Timmy, Ryan Jahnke, Johnny, Angela Nikodinov, Evora & Ladwig, Orscher & Lucash, and of course, Michelle Kwan. In my ideal dream world, Michelle finally has the performances of a lifetime at the Olys and wins that gold medal (and I bawl my eyes out for her finally realizing her dream). My dreamworld is definitely a fun place to be in the off season! I can dream all I want about my fave skaters and keep the hope alive that their dreams come true this season.

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    I just jope everyone skates a helluva lot better than at the recent WCs (especially the ladies).....

    My wishlist:

    Ladies: Just because....a Japanese lady, preferably Fumie.

    Men: Lambiel all the way, although, if he is there, Klimkin will be fine too.

    Pairs: S&Z

    Dance: I find Ice Dancing (once my very fave discipline) now so boring since the rule changes have allowed pairs spins, the quest for the perfect twizzle and non-stop "dance lifts" to take over, that I don't care.
    Last edited by OwenEvans; 05-12-2005 at 12:30 AM.

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