The upcoming election campaign to the St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly is likely to resemble a sports contest as major parties recruit popular athletes as candidates to run in the March races.
Yevgeny Plyushchenko, an Olympic figure skating champion, said last week that he would run in the election on A Just Russia's ticket after being approached by party officials. "Careers in sports do not last forever, and no one can skate forever," he said.
Two-time Olympic medalist Elvis Stojko appeared in animated form on last night's episode of The Simpsons.
He executed what appeared to be a Quadruple -- heck, maybe it was a Quintuple -- jump that, nevertheless, was identified as a Triple Axel, and then defended the masculinity of male figure skaters by swearing that he had "a girlfriend in Vancouver."
Unimpressed, Mo snorted, "Imaginary girlfriend, imaginary city."
"Intellectually speaking, Adolf Hitler was a prime exponent of what I am, which is a child of Aries, which is the God of War, Mars, the colour red." Cranston says he, like Hitler, is an innovative leader, "always running in front of the pack."
Orser recently was hired as head coach at the Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club. He's also coaching Yu-Na Kim, a 16-year-old South Korean who is expected to contend for Olympic gold at the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver.
"I never really saw myself as being a coach but I kind of think I'm pretty good at it," Orser, who turns 45 later this month, said Monday. "I can use a lot of my own experiences.
Death Drop is a well-written whodunit murder mystery with plenty of suspects and twists and turns near the end so the reader is not sure until the very end.... It is obvious that Ms. Adams has spent a long time working as a figure-skating researcher. Her facts and descriptions of the practice sessions and programs are right on point.