Best wishes to American figure skater Emily Hughes on getting out of the US successfully during this snowstorm, getting permission from the IOC (done!) to replace the injured Michelle Kwan on the US team, and having a fabulous skate in Torino!
Wouldn't that be a fairy-tale ending if she did well there!?
Best wishes also to Michelle in her future career. What a true champion!
Oh, and another good luck to our local Maryland figure skater, Kimmie Meissner.
Another fairy-tale story out of the Olympics: I heard in the TV coverage yesterday that the coach Yao Bin of one of the top-ranked Chinese pairs figure-skating teams (Shen and Zhao) was DFL at the Sarajevo Olympics. "Yao says he remembers the audience laughing at their performance" at the 1980 world championships. It looks like he stayed in the business and went on to a great career, and got the last laugh!