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Meryl Davis & Charlie White

dorispulaski

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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OVSOWKHLxvg

A new Classroom Champions video from Meryl and Charlie about Friendship, fimed in Osaka, Japan.

And the O.A.R. band people tweet that the ratings for the recent Colgate On Ice special,headlined by Meryl and Charlie, got relatively good ratings and will be reaired on Feb.14.
 
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cruzceleste

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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OVSOWKHLxvg

A new Classroom Champions video from Meryl and Charlie about Friendship, fimed in Osaka, Japan.

And the O.A.R. band people tweet that the ratings for the recent Colgate On Ice special,headlined by Meryl and Charlie, got relatively good ratings and will be reaired on Feb.14.

That´s good news about the ratings, hope the future shows keep doing well...
 

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Meryl and Charlie are co-hosting "Live on the D" again this week, so there's a lot of footage!

Opening interview, primarily about Stars on Ice adventures
http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/...w-with-charlie-white-and-meryl-davis/31629838

As part of the humane society pet of the week, Charlie discusses Finn and DJ
http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/live-in-the-d/live-in-the-d-pet-of-the-week/3163033

Meryl's Favorite Michigan things. Charlie rhapsodizes about pop tarts hot from the Kellogg conveyor
http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/...vis-and-her-favorite-michigan-things/31629766

Meryl and Charlie try out the BOSU exercise equipment
http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/live-in-the-d/live-in-the-d-bosu-exercise/31630716
 
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dorispulaski

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Day2 Live on the D

Meryl & Charlie take to the ice with Brandon the anchor, who is wearing hockey skates. They attempt to teach Brandon to do a rocker and a twizzle :laugh:
http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/...arlie-white-hit-the-ice-with-brandon/31651852

Charlie's Favorite Michigan Things. There is a facebook contest to get autographed Detroit sports team hats.
http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/...e-shares-his-favorite-detroit-things/31652126

Meryl & Charlie get lessons in Home Renovation. He needs it. He and Tanith just bought a house with 2 pink bathrooms, including sink & toilets, and they have to do.
http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/live-in-the-d/live-in-the-d-home-renovations/31652222

Meryl & Charlie look back at Live On the D moments
http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/...s-look-back-on-live-in-the-d-moments/31652116
 
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It is confirmed that Meryl & Charlie will be at Worlds in Shanghai, particpating in the opening ceremony.

http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2015/03/13/112576770

The Olympic ice dance champions took a break from competing this season, but they will be on hand for the opening ceremony March 25.

"We're going to Shanghai," Davis said at the grand opening of airweave's flagship retail store in Manhattan's SoHo district Wednesday. "The local organizers asked us to be in the opening ceremony, so we will be there. I can't say we're sure what we will do yet."

Other Olympic champions, including Evgeni Plushenko, have been invited to participate in the opening ceremony as well. This is the first time the event will be held in China.

"We're 99 percent sure we'll be on the ice, skating," White said with a laugh. "I mean, it would be in their best interests not to have us sing."
 

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Meryl & Charlie were just interviewed on NBC in Shanghai. They said there's a "definite chance" they may come back to competition, but followed it up by saying they aren't coming back next year. Can they just announce their retirement already? ;)
 

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Meryl & Charlie were just interviewed on NBC in Shanghai. They said there's a "definite chance" they may come back to competition, but followed it up by saying they aren't coming back next year. Can they just announce their retirement already? ;)

No!!!I want to go to Helsinky in 2017 for Worlds. I know there will be many many great skaters, but seeing them would be amazing. And it should be main qulification for the Olympics 2018.
 

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Great Q&A from Charlie on the Team USA blog: http://www.teamusa.org/News/2015/April/13/Charlie-White-Youve-Got-Questions-Ive-Got-Answers

I loved that he talked about that infamous 2008 OD.

Q: Hi from Switzerland! I'm so looking forward to reading your blog. How does one get over an experience of falling three times in one program? How did you?

To answer this question I think it’s only fair I give a little background information to those readers who weren’t following our competitive career all the way back in 2008.


Performing our free dance to Samson and Delilah later in the 2008-09 season at U.S. championships.
The 2007-08 season had started as a bit of a sophomore slump, but we had rallied and made the most of it with a sixth-place finish at the world championships. The next offseason, while preparing for our first competitions of the 2008-09 season, we recognized that we had created a free dance that was leaps and bounds better than any we’d had before in Samson and Delilah. This was incredibly inspiring! And so we pushed ourselves as we never had before, recognizing that this was the year we’d have a very real chance to break through into the top rankings in the world.

Now Meryl and I have never been the kind of competitors that would focus on results. We have always judged ourselves on our ability to compete like we practiced. This allowed us to keep from being distracted by so many external factors, including but not limited to: whom we were competing against and what they were capable of, if our lives (for better or worse) would change based on a result, and thinking that we needed to do more in competition than we did in practice.

Well, in 2008 we had an important early season competition in Moscow, at which the two best Russian teams would also be competing. Because we had been working so hard and had such a great free dance I started thinking to myself, “Hey, we could walk into Russia, the epicenter of ice dancing power, and take the gold medal away from their top two teams!” Well, that’s a crappy way to think, and my ego paid for it with the way we started the competition. In the original dance, I had hyped myself up so much that when we took the ice I had a total out of body experience. I skated worse in those two and half minutes than I had in the last two and half years of competition and practice combined. I fell three times, and everything else in the program was just random movements. Meryl was stunned and so were our coaches! How could that happen?! Everything had been going so well.

Everyone came to me looking for me for some reasonable answer. ‘Perhaps something had gone wrong with my blades or I was sick?!’ they asked. For them and myself I had only bad news, I was just bad! Owning up to that moment and dealing with the psychological shock was difficult for many reasons; however, what seemed to be the biggest hurdle was that we still had to compete the free dance in less than 24 hours.

To be honest, getting back into the rink and competing right away was the greatest thing for my brain, my ego and the future of our skating career. This moment was the clearest of reminders of the necessity for mental strength and focusing on the correct things. What do we have control over, and how can we make sure we compete like how we practice? Of course, without Meryl there supporting me, and our coaches as well, it may have turned out differently. But we drew strength from each other, went out and skated the free dance like we knew we could, and pulled up from the bottom of the barrel to third place. From that point on we never wavered in our approach, but continued to find new ways to be mentally tough. Because of how difficult figure skating is from a physical standpoint, it’s even harder mentally.
 
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