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Thoughts on Real Figure Skating

I saw the Men’s Free Skate last Friday, and I was incredibly disappointed. It was a splatfest, and the skater who won managed to win with two falls. This should not be permitted. I’ve seen the same thing in gymnastics, … Continue reading

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Aly Raisman and the myth of artistic gymnastics part 2

So, I’ve already talked about how artistry and beauty are not synonymous.  So, what is artistry? Now is the point of the article where I cop out.  I’m not going to give a definition of artistry.  However, I am going … Continue reading

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C’est Sport part Trois

1 Aliya Mustafina wins Uneven Bars gold This is a wonderful surprise.  Aliya was definitely a favorite to win bars, with an incredibly high start value, but still, I was not quite expecting her to win.  I had my money … Continue reading

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C’est Sport part deux

Ok, I never took French in my life, so cut me some slack… 1 Gabby Douglas wins gold in the Women’s AA I already mentioned Gabby, but I have to mention her again.  Who’d have thought at the beginning of … Continue reading

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My complaint about Komova

This might be the most controversial post I ever write. I have a bit of a beef with Viktoria Komova.  No, it’s not what you think… Viktoria Komova is an amazing gymnast.  She is deceptively powerful, and she can out … Continue reading

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20 medals

It goes without saying, 20 medals is very impressive.  So is winning a race in three separate Olympics.  Respect.

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The Flying Squirrel Overachieves

Congratulations Gabby Douglas.  She did what I hoped she would do.  She hit all four routines. Oh, she also won. It would have been nice if Viktoria Komova had won, especially since the US got team gold.  She is a … Continue reading

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Kohei don’t be scared, it’s just Yin!

Lol, Kohei is absolutely terrified of Yin.  Don’t worry Kohei, you’ll get used to him. Good job Kohei, we knew you could do it.  Oh, props to Danell for coming back to snatch bronze.  

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USA Women win team gold!

I’m old enough to remember when the US women won gold in Atlanta Georgia. Now, it’s only five girls instead of seven, but I’m still thrilled. U S A!  U S A!  Oh, before I forget, kudos to the British … Continue reading

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C’est Sport

In the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Alain Bernard promised that the French would “smash” the Americans in the 4×100 relay.  In what was, without a doubt, my moment of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the US men won the 4×100 relay by … Continue reading

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