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Spoiler Alert: Olympics Ladies Figure Skating
Wall Street Journal ^ | February 20, 2014 | Betsy McKay and Pia Catton

Posted on 02/20/2014 11:36:43 AM PST by C19fan

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TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: figure; olympics; skating
Russia's Adelina Sotnikova's won the gold medal in women's figure skating at the 2014 Winter Games. Sotnikova's golden program narrowly topped that of the favorite and silver medalist Yuna Kim, who was in the hunt to win a second consecutive gold after her win in Vancouver.
1 posted on 02/20/2014 11:36:43 AM PST by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Big upset of the other Russian beating Kim Yuan, the 2010 Gold medalist. Good to see the veteran Kostner from Italy getting a medal. She had a horrible last Olympics.


2 posted on 02/20/2014 11:38:24 AM PST by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Putin was holding the Judges hostage in retaliation for loosing in hockey.


3 posted on 02/20/2014 11:41:09 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: C19fan

Kim was ROBBED! No way Russian judges were going to let the best figure skater in the world win again, not as long as they did the scoring. The Russian was good, but Kim was flawless and was robbed. Things like this happen in every Olympics.

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/adelina-sotnikova-upsets-yuna-kim-to-become-olympic-ladies-figure-skating-champion-191029302.html


4 posted on 02/20/2014 11:43:31 AM PST by NKP_Vet ("I never went to college, I was too busy learning stuff!" ~ Ted Nugent)
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To: C19fan

The Russian’s performance was uninspired,but netted a huge score,naturally. This is the first time since 1936 that no U.S. Men or women received medals in figure skating. We won no medals in speed skating either. Perhaps we should forget skating and concentrate on the snowboarding events.


5 posted on 02/20/2014 11:45:34 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: txrefugee
We won no medals in speed skating either.

Far cry from 1980. IMHO Eric Heiden was the greatest US Olympian of all. Nobody dominated a sport like he did.

6 posted on 02/20/2014 11:47:01 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: txrefugee

” - - - Perhaps we should forget skating and concentrate on the snowboarding events. - - - “

WWOD?

(What Would Obama Do?)


7 posted on 02/20/2014 11:49:01 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: dfwgator

Heiden was once in a century freak (in a good way). I lived in Sacramento CA area and he was an orthopedics surgeon in the area.


8 posted on 02/20/2014 11:50:54 AM PST by C19fan
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To: txrefugee

I don’t know anything about speed skating, but I do know something about dance. While great athlets US skaters lack the grace of skaters from other nations in my opinion. Get them back in the ballet studios and you will see better results. Have them listen to Tchaikovsky and Vivaldi and toss out the Katy Perry and GaGa.


9 posted on 02/20/2014 11:55:39 AM PST by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: C19fan
Every Soviet athlete who's ever appeared in the Olympics has been a professional IMO.For that matter,every athlete representing any Communist country has been a pro.Google East German Olympic athletes and you'll find story after story of East German women being given testosterone to bulk them up.
10 posted on 02/20/2014 11:55:57 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Obama: "I can do whatever I want")
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To: NKP_Vet

The fix was in:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/09/sports/olympics/report-of-a-corrupt-figure-skating-deal-includes-an-odd-alliance.html?_r=0


11 posted on 02/20/2014 12:00:30 PM PST by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: stinkerpot65

Even before the scores came in for Kim, Tara Lapinski and Johnny Weird questioned whether Kim Yuan would get a high enough score to beat Adelina. Adelina had 7 tripple, triples compared to Kim’s 6. Adelina had one “bobble where Kim had Issues with a couple of her landings. While Kim’s program “ looked pretty” the judges look for technical issues that have to be reviewed in slow motion.

Congratulations Adelina Sotnikova!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


12 posted on 02/20/2014 12:12:30 PM PST by heylady (“Sometimes I wish I could be a Democrat and then I remember I have a soul.”( Deb))
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To: C19fan

More spoilers;

Women’s hockey in OT;

Canada- Gold
USA- Silver
Switzerland - Bronze


13 posted on 02/20/2014 12:22:24 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: C19fan
None of these skaters are better than Yuna Kim.


14 posted on 02/20/2014 12:22:30 PM PST by CivilWarBrewing
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Epic choke.


15 posted on 02/20/2014 12:23:17 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: CivilWarBrewing; KC_Lion

Kim Yu-Na!

She deserves Gold... just because. :p


16 posted on 02/20/2014 12:23:48 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: NKP_Vet

I kind of feel bad for South Korea, this has not been a good Olympics for them. They host the next one, I hope they field a great team for that one.


17 posted on 02/20/2014 12:24:58 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: C19fan

I personally think Davis and White are the true fairy tale story from the winter Olympics this year. First ever gold for the USA in their Category with the highest score ever recorded despite a deduction. I don’t know the sport but it was a spectacular performance.

Everybody knew they had won before the scores were even announced.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Maau0Z1ysgo


18 posted on 02/20/2014 12:27:20 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: longfellowsmuse

I completely agree. We’re so focused on the athletics of skating that our skaters lack the grace necessary for a beautiful, gold medal, performance. The notable exception: Davis and White in ice dancing.


19 posted on 02/20/2014 12:28:51 PM PST by brothers4thID (Death had to take him sleeping, else he would have put up a fight.)
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To: C19fan

Funny how the US womens hockey team was winning all the way up to the point where the announcer announced a bet of a case of beer between oblunder and the Canadian PM then it went all downhill from there.


20 posted on 02/20/2014 12:30:36 PM PST by diverteach (If I find liberals in heaven after my death.....I WILL BE PISSED!!!)
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To: txrefugee

I think we should forget all the olympic events unless they are timed or some way you can score - such as hockey.


21 posted on 02/20/2014 12:56:20 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Saw this. Heartbreaking. We led 2/0 for two plus periods Canada scored twice in the final three minutes. We lost in sudden death ot the American team played great hockey all through the series


22 posted on 02/20/2014 1:08:08 PM PST by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: Graewoulf
(What Would Obama Do?)

You know what Obama would do. You just don't know which ladyboy male skaters he'd choose to do it with.

23 posted on 02/20/2014 1:08:51 PM PST by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: diverteach
Funny how the US womens hockey team was winning all the way up to the point where the announcer announced a bet of a case of beer between oblunder and the Canadian PM then it went all downhill from there.

How much you wanna bet Obama made a "supportive" phone call to the US Women's team before the game? I swear, everything that guy touches turns to lead on the spot!!


24 posted on 02/20/2014 1:22:59 PM PST by canuck_conservative
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To: dfwgator

“Far cry from 1980. IMHO Eric Heiden was the greatest US Olympian of all. Nobody dominated a sport like he did.”

Are you forgetting Edwin Moses? Heiden did it in one Olympics, Moses in multiple. UNDEFEATED in his specialty for ELEVEN YEARS!!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edwin_Moses


25 posted on 02/20/2014 1:31:03 PM PST by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
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To: LRoggy

If Moses won the 100, 200, 880 and 10,000 meter events, then I would say he was on par with Eric Heiden.


26 posted on 02/20/2014 1:51:32 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: cripplecreek
historya



27 posted on 02/20/2014 2:17:25 PM PST by Kaosinla (The More the Plans Fail. The More the Planners Plan.)
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To: C19fan; Liz; AT7Saluki

28 posted on 02/20/2014 2:38:29 PM PST by Libloather (Embrace the suck)
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To: brothers4thID

I was a competitive skater in the 1980s before they got rid of compulsory figures, which was the beginning of the end for figure skating. The final nail in the coffin was retiring the 6.0 scoring system and replacing it with the “code of points.” As in dance where ballet is the foundation for all genres of dance, in skating compulsory figures are the foundation for all genres of skating, i.e., singles, pairs and ice dancing. Everything a skater does on the ice is based on them. They were taught in order to gain control and confidence of blade edges. A solid foundation in figures made you a better freeskater. Figures were eliminated from competition after 1990. After the 2002 Olympics they abolished the 6.0 scoring system and replaced it with the “code of points” so now skating has been reduced to a jumping contest and who can rack up the most points whereas skating before had been lyrical and artistic as well as athletic. I haven’t watched skating since Michelle Kwan retired from the sport. Want to see some of the best, head on over to YouTube and look up old videos of Kwan, Boitano, Hamill and Curry,Babilonia and Gardner, Torville and Dean then compare to a skater of today and note the painful difference.


29 posted on 02/20/2014 2:56:47 PM PST by Tareli (President Sarah Palin, you betcha!)
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To: CivilWarBrewing

Kim made the fatal mistake of saying she was a practicing Christian who always thanked God for her ability to skate. She was screwed out of the God. A blind man could see it.


30 posted on 02/20/2014 3:42:45 PM PST by NKP_Vet ("I never went to college, I was too busy learning stuff!" ~ Ted Nugent)
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To: NKP_Vet

“She was screwed out of the God”

Out of the Gold I mean. Skating on one leg she’s better than Natasha Baddenoff.


31 posted on 02/20/2014 3:47:05 PM PST by NKP_Vet ("I never went to college, I was too busy learning stuff!" ~ Ted Nugent)
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To: heylady

Don’t know much about it. But found it interesting the prediction came true.


32 posted on 02/20/2014 6:33:46 PM PST by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: GeronL

Kim Yuan, Yuan Kim, Kim Yuna, Yuna Kim, Yu-Na Kim, Kim Yu-Na.. Who is who and which is which?


33 posted on 02/20/2014 7:12:55 PM PST by CivilWarBrewing
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To: CivilWarBrewing
Kim is her family name, it goes first. Since Koreans divide their names into 3 syllables I usually do too. Kim Yu-Na.

김연아 is probably how it is spelled in Korean hangul

34 posted on 02/20/2014 9:04:32 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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