See here a screenshot from episode 10 where Viktor is shown with his medals
Hmm, that one in the centre seems to be quite prominent from the rest.. I wonder…
YUP THAT IS INDEED THE 2006 WINTER OLYMPICS GOLDEN MEDAL
Having figured out the dates, Viktor would have been freshly eighteen years old right here (the men’s finals took place at the start of February). So we can take the assumption that this was his first Olympics. And that boy won gold. And with the way it’s displayed, prominent and at the centre of his chest, it appears to be the one he’s most proud of? How adorable???
(also I’m now assuming that he won gold at both Vancouver and Sochi - considering how he was at the height of his career during this time)
(canon three time Olympic gold medallist confirmed)
A compilation of all the skater cameos in Yuri!!! on Ice:
These little shoutouts to the real figure skating world amused me greatly while watching the anime, so I’ve decided to mash them all into one post:
Yuzuru Hanyu - Sochi 2014 Olympic Gold Medalist, 2014 World Champion, four time Grand Prix Final Champion (2013-16), two-time Four Continents silver medalist (2011, 2013), four time Japanese National Champion (2013-2016), current world record holder for highest short program, free skate, and combined score.
Stephane Lambiel - two-time World Champion (2005–2006), the 2006 Olympic Silver Medalist, a two-time Grand Prix Champion (2005, 2007), and a nine-time Swiss national champion (2001–08, 2010).
Nobunari Oda - 2006 Four Continents Champion, a four-time Grand Prix Final medalist (silver in 2009 and 2010; bronze in 2006 and 2013), 2008 Japanese National Champion. Now works as a professional skater and TV commentator, and also specifically requested to appear on Yuri!!! on Ice (I’m still laughing, what a dork)
Evgeni Plushenko - four-time Olympic Medalist (2006 gold, 2014 team gold, 2002 & 2010 silver), three time World Champion (2001, 2003, 2004), a seven-time European Champion (2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2012), a four-time Grand Prix Final Champion (1999–2000, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2004–05), and a ten-time Russian National Champion (1999–2002, 2004–2006, 2010, 2012–2013)
Florent Amodio - 2011 European Champion, a four-time French National champion (2010, 2013-2015), and the 2008 Junior Grand Prix Final champion
Okay, so as I’m sure you’ve already heard,
Stéphane Lambiel will appear in episode 12 of Yuri on Ice as himself (he’ll be voicing the animated version of himself, how cool is that?)
And just in case you weren’t sure
is sort of a big deal in the figure skating world.
Of course, he’s not Plushenko or Johnny Weir but he was an amazing skater in his time too, which resulted in his becoming the two-time (2005–2006) World Champion, the 2006 Olympic silver medalist, a two-time (2005, 2007) Grand Prix Champion and a nine-time (2001–08, 2010) Swiss national champion.
Not to mention that he’s just a beautiful, beautiful man with equally beautiful performances.
Watch his program to “Don’t Stop The Music” from 2011 and you’ll understand what I mean. (Skating in a suit? Yes, please.)
But wait there’s more!
He retired a few years ago and now works as a coach and a choreographer - this season for
How is this relevant to the YOI fandom?
You may recall this tweet/picture:
Yep, that’s them.
Not to mention that people (including the staff of the anime) have been saying that they’re the closest to the real life versions of Victor and Yuuri you could find, not on the romantic level, but more in the sense of physical closeness and working together well.
They have a point.
And shall we talk about their selfies? Both of their twitter accounts are full of their selfies from all sorts of events and trips. (Stephane’s is here, Deniss’s is here).
And that’s just one of them.
Okay, so where am I going with this?
To this last photo, from the recording studio where
was doing his lines for his character in the anime:
See that blond haired boy in the lower right corner?
took Deniss along for the recording session, and I just find it incredibly sweet.
The Basic Blacks And Whites Of Evan Lysacek (A Style Investigation, Part Two)
Worlds 2009, Free Skate. Oh hey, it’s a mildly glittery tux. I guess I can fairly say that that and the buttonhole rose distinguish this from Evan’s usual thing.
2008 US Nationals brings us a full white shirt, slightly puffy, and a hint of red cravat at the neck. This is still boring, but it is definitely different from basic black with additions?
2006 Torino Olympics, short program. This is– WAIT WHAT?! It’s… is that really Evan Lysacek? Oh my god. He’s trying. He’s… colorful. How did he do in Torino, anyway? … 4th overall? That’s respectable!
I don’t understand. Wait, he was 10th in the short… what did he wear for the free?
IT’S ALL STARTING TO MAKE SENSE. Clearly, Evan decided that colors were jinxing him in competition and variations on basic black lumps were the luckiest thing for him to wear. From that day forth, Evan became a raven!
There, that’s your case cracked. There’s just one lingering question on my mind…
The flipping hell is this? Do his shoulders need muzzles or braces? Why is that grey shirt so wrinkly? Why does this exist? Compared to this, I’ll happily take Raven Boy Evan or Inexplicable Snake Chamber Evan (seriously what does that snake have to do with Scheherazade, it’s not Antony and Cleopatra!).
In conclusion: Evan Lysacek. Determinedly dull, possibly superstitious about colors in his wardrobe.
which guitar is john using the most often? im guessing fender stratocaster 1962 sunburst ? i mean was using when performing with rhcp?
Yes, he has used different guitars in different eras but the ‘62 sunburst strat is the one that remained from his return to the chilis in 1998 to his last live performance in 2010, and it’s also the guitar that’s most important to him sentimentally.
you can learn more about his guitar collection by reading this interview
Gretchen Bleiler is a four-time gold medalist in halfpipe at the Winter X Games. She also won silver in halfpipe at the 2006 Winter Olympics, and finished 11th in the same event at the 2010 Winter Olympics.
In addition to this being National Marie-Philip Poulin Day, ten years ago today, Canada beat Sweden to win the gold medal at the Olympics in Turin, Italy. Here is the long lost video of the game.
Things to look out for: the number of times the commentators make a big deal about Apps’ height, Sweden’s “special” power play (which, I guess was maybe somewhat effective, but then they kept on trying it and it was more strange than anything), someone audibly saying “holy shit” right after the medal presentations, the referee cam shots, Canada’s 5-forward power play and some unabashedly heteronormative commentary near the end!
Eternal gratitude to @ofwings for finding and sharing this.
Stéphane Lambiel is a Swiss figure skater and a choreographer. He is a two-time World Champion, the 2006 Olympic silver medalist, a two-time Grand Prix Champion and a nine-time Swiss national champion.” -Wikipedia
In my opinion Michael Neumayer will always be one of the most unappreciated jumpers ever. For such a long time he was a big part in the german team, especially when it came to team events. He reached five team medals with seven different team mates by his side. Also he hold the german record for a long time (first 2005-2012: 227,5m, then 2013-2015: 231m). And was 3rd at Four Hills Tournament 2007/08. Yes style marks weren’t his thing, and sadly that cost him an olympic individual medal in 2006, but the way he celebrated a good jump always made me smile. He would have deserved to win at least one time in world cup and I always wished for it (Vikersund 2013…). I will miss this great sports man. Thank you Michi!!!
“It’s not really crazy considering I missed on three chances because of the Olympics (2006, 2010, 2014) and four because of injury,” Crosby said before a game last Friday against the New York Islanders. “One was a high-ankle sprain, two were concussions, and one was my knee.”
Right then, Crosby knocked on the wooden bench he was sitting on inside the visitors dressing room at Nassau Coliseum.
Sidney Crosby commenting on appearing in only his second ASG in his 10-year career