Michelle Kwan

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Happy birthday Ms Kwan! You were fantastic on ice and you are fantastic off ice, too!!!
 

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^ This was from Amy Schumer's 2009-2010 stand-up act for Comedy Central ("Baby Safety"). I think it was supposed to be topical back then, because that was around the time that directors like Oliver Stone and Quenton Tarantino were getting flack for their supposed "Asian fetishes."
 

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Some recent Michelle stuff.

These are stills from Michelle's broadcast on Periscope of Hillary Clinton's candidacy announcement. (Caption for the right-hand picture: "Is that Donald Trump sneaking up on me?")

http://streamalism.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/kwan.jpg

The announcement of Michelle joining Mrs. Clinton's staff inspired someone to make these gifs.

http://fusion.net/story/148219/michelle-kwan-joins-the-clinton-campaign-so-gifs/

The Special Olympics starts tomorrow. Here Michelle is interviewed for CCTY America.

http://www.cctv-america.com/2015/07/23/this-week-on-full-frame-special-olympics
 

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The Special Olympic Opening ceremonies started an hour ago.

Here is Michelle at a board of directors' meeting, with Yuna Kim, Dikembe Motombo, and Vanessa Williams. (Meryl Davis is also there.)

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CKywszrUcAAuAcY.jpg

Michelle catches up with Greg Louganis.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CKzFxMBVEAA-Gvc.jpg

With Michael Phelps.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CKzZ2peUwAAf4BB.jpg:large

With Greg, Michael and Nadia Comanici.

https://twitter.com/nadiacomaneci10/status/625174509218168832

With Paula Abdul.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CKzxy1FUkAAkjQH.jpg:large

Eentering the arena for the opening ceremonies.

https://twitter.com/tnaka83/status/625058539967385600

Carrying the Special Olympics flag, with other Athletes.

https://twitter.com/specialolyUSA/status/625151972698558468/photo/1
 
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Stay tuned for more Yuna-Michelle synergy at the Special Olympics:

They will take part in the same Unified Sports Experience® on Jul 27 (along with Apolo Ohno).
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Badminton

Special Guests: Apolo Anton Ohno, Michelle Kwan, Nancy O'Dell, Yuna Kim
Downtown | Los Angeles Convention Center

http://www.la2015.org/about-games/unified

What are Unified Sports Experiences?
Special Olympics Unified Sports® Experiences (USE) bring together Special Olympics athletes, professional and Olympic athletes, dignitaries and celebrities for participation in a competitive environment. The purpose of this event is to showcase the talents and abilities of Special Olympics athletes, while simultaneously providing an opportunity to raise much-needed awareness and funds for Special Olympics Programs.
Inspired by Unified Sports
®, Unified Sports Experiences will provide a memorable opportunity for the athletes and guests to spotlight the importance of inclusion, sportsmanship, and friendship to the rest of the world. This first-hand experience aims to change perceptions and break down barriers for people with intellectual disabilities, by uniting people in the joy of competition.
http://www.la2015.org/downloads/unified-sports-experience-one-sheet
 
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Thanks, Golden411. These United Experiences are running concurrently with the actual competitions and allow the special Olympians to compete on mixed teams with other athletes and celebrities. Here is Michelle playing badminton: :)

https://twitter.com/tnaka83/status/625802023691157504

https://twitter.com/SpecialOlympics/status/625817230161227776

https://twitter.com/SuperJGA/status/625821471873462273 (with Apolo Ohno)

Carrying flag in opening ceremonies:

http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/2015-07/26/18/enhanced/webdr14/enhanced-12521-1437948518-1.jpg

With Paula Abdul, Nichael Phelps and Charlie Cullen Walters:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?...795395.-2207520000.1438025193.&type=3&theater

With Jamie Sale:

https://twitter.com/JamieSale/status/625730265642463233

With husband Clay Pell and Joe Jonas:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CK82EwlUEAAQYXV.jpg

Michelle, Greg Louganis and Nadia Comaneci doing their stretching exercises.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?...795395.-2207520000.1438042231.&type=3&theater
 
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Thanks, Golden411. These United Experiences are running concurrently with the actual competitions and allow the special Olympians to compete on mixed teams with other athletes and celebrities. Here is Michelle playing badminton: :)

https://twitter.com/tnaka83/status/625802023691157504

https://twitter.com/SpecialOlympics/status/625817230161227776

https://twitter.com/SuperJGA/status/625821471873462273 (with Apolo Ohno) ...

Thx, MM. I had been envisioning Yuna and Michelle on opposing Unified teams in a doubles match on the badminton court, but I guess that dream photo-op was not to be.

But thx for the many Special Olympics pix in this and other threads. Really cool to see the bonding btwn the Special Olympians and the VIPs (athletes and otherwise).
One of my favorite unexpected (for me) moments from the opening ceremony was seeing Colin Farrell in the thick of Team Ireland as they marched in. I know next to nothing about him, but had never thought of him as down to earth. Glad to be proven wrong.
 

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Better! Here is the dream video!

https://twitter.com/JudyKang_inLA/status/625839163116400641

I don't know if they are any good, but they are enthusiastic sluggers. :yes:

OMG ... thanks for hunting it down :). Love it :popcorn:.
The beauty of it is that in the interest of a good cause, the skating champs don't mind looking not so proficient at something else

And switching gears, belated thx for the video of Halperin interviewing Michelle at Hillary HQ.
Occurs to me that win or lose, Michelle's work with campaign surrogates will give her a chance to form relationships with lots of influentials. Can't hurt, no matter what MK chooses to do post-2016.
 
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