2010 Winter Olympics XXI

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Latest Blog Posts on the 2010 Winter Olympics

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Johnny Weir, More Than Meets the Eye

Date: 02/26/2010

Recently, more than Johnny Weir's status as a good role model was questioned when two French-speaking Canadian sports commentators made politically incorrect and insensitive comments about Weir's gender and sexuality during the national broadcast of his long program performance. In response to the two commentators, who suggested Weir was a bad role model for being too feminine and flamboyan ...

Related Topics: Figure Skating, Ice Skating, Johnny Weir, Winter Olympics, Winter Olympics XXI, Blog 87

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Olympic Medalists: Not Showing Enough Mettle?

Date: 02/26/2010

Members of the Canadian women's hockey team are the latest Olympians to get caught up in celebratory scandal . After their 2-0 gold medal victory over the United States, the players returned to the ice and, according to NBC's Olympics website," began their celebration in earnest --smoking cigars and swigging beer and champagne." While no spectators were present, media and venue officials were st ...

Related Topics: Apology, Canadian Women's Hockey, Celebration, Photos, Scandal, Scotty Lago, Winter Olympics, Winter Olympics XXI, Blog 87

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Winter Olympics: Figure Skater Joannie Rochette Wins More Than a Bronze Medal

Date: 02/26/2010

Figure skater Joannie Rochette may have received a bronze medal last night, but what she won transcended well beyond the podium. Yesterday, the Inspiration Report touched on Rochette's personal triumph --her ability to keep skating despite her mother's death, skating being a way to honor her mother's memory, love, and spirit.  Rochette was able to call on an inner courage and str ...

Related Topics: Figure Skating, Grief, Grieving, Inspiring People, Joannie Rochette, Olympians, Vancouver, Winter Olympics, Winter Olympics XXI

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Winter Olympics: Figure Skater Joannie Rochette Wins More Than a Bronze Medal

Date: 02/26/2010

Figure skater Joannie Rochette may have received a bronze medal last night, but what she won transcended well beyond the podium. Yesterday, the Inspiration Report touched on Rochette's personal triumph --her ability to keep skating despite her mother's death, skating being a way to honor her mother's memory, love, and spirit.  Rochette was able to call on an inner courage and str ...

Related Topics: Figure Skating, Grief, Grieving, Inspiring People, Joannie Rochette, Olympians, Vancouver, Winter Olympics, Winter Olympics XXI

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Olympic skater Joannie Rochette honors her mom

Date: 02/25/2010

"The hurdles she faces motivate her to rise above them, Joannie has always been naturally determined and persevering." This is what her mom, Therese Rochette said of her daughter. Therese suddenly died of a heart attack Sunday. I was deeply moved by Joannie's performance Tuesday night. When she got off the ice she burst into tears. Her performance was amazing! I still vividly remember t ...

Related Topics: Therese Rochette, Olympic Skater, Angels, Winter Olympics XXI, Joannie Rochette, Vancouver, Olympics, Winter Olympics, Figure Skating

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Winter Olympics: Figure Skater Joannie Rochette's Personal Triumph

Date: 02/25/2010

Figure skater Joannie Rochette's story is a difficult one to write because it's a very personal one: Just a few days before the individual female figure skating competition was to begin, Rochette's mother, Therese, arrived in Vancouver but suffered a sudden, massive heart attack instead.  Rochette's father, Normand, found his wife passed out in the apartment th ...

Related Topics: Figure Skating, Inspiring People, Joannie Rochette, Olympians, Vancouver, Winter Olympics, Winter Olympics XXI, Grief, Grieving

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Winter Olympics: Figure Skater Joannie Rochette's Personal Triumph

Date: 02/25/2010

Figure skater Joannie Rochette's story is a difficult one to write because it's a very personal one: Just a few days before the individual female figure skating competition was to begin, Rochette's mother, Therese, arrived in Vancouver but suffered a sudden, massive heart attack instead.  Rochette's father, Normand, found his wife passed out in the apartment th ...

Related Topics: Figure Skating, Inspiring People, Joannie Rochette, Olympians, Vancouver, Winter Olympics, Winter Olympics XXI, Grief, Grieving

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Winter Olympics: Pregnant Olympian Curling in Vancouver

Date: 02/23/2010

Who says you can't compete in the Olympics while carrying a baby? At 30, Kristie Moore is five months pregnant and competing as an alternate on the Canadian team at Vancouver.  Moore is the third woman in Olympian history to compete while pregnant. She also comes from a family of curlers, her mom even curling while 7-8 months pregnant with Moore's brother.  Originally, Moore d ...

Related Topics: Moms, Olympians, Pregnancy, Vancouver, Winter Olympics, Winter Olympics XXI

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Winter Olympics: Pregnant Olympian Curling in Vancouver

Date: 02/23/2010

Who says you can't compete in the Olympics while carrying a baby? At 30, Kristie Moore is five months pregnant and competing as an alternate on the Canadian team at Vancouver.  Moore is the third woman in Olympian history to compete while pregnant. She also comes from a family of curlers, her mom even curling while 7-8 months pregnant with Moore's brother.  Originally, Moore d ...

Related Topics: Moms, Olympians, Pregnancy, Vancouver, Winter Olympics, Winter Olympics XXI

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Winter Olympics: Kevin Pearce, Miracle Survivor and Snowboarder

Date: 02/23/2010

NBC showed a moving tribute to snowboarder Kevin Pearce yesterday night, with news anchor Tom Brokaw interviewing the Pearce family.  Pearce was considered one of the best snowboarders bound for the Winter Olympics, and the only one who may have beaten Shaun White for the gold medal. Five months ago, Pearce was interviewed as being excited to represent Team USA at the Olympics.  ...

Related Topics: Olympians, Shaun White, Snowboarder, Snowboarding, Vancouver, Winter Olympics, Winter Olympics XXI

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