winter olympics games

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Four Continents - Men Preview

The ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2017 will open in Gangneung, Korea, on Thursday. The Four Continents Championships 2017 serve as a test event for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

In the Men’s event three-time and reigning Four Continents Champion Patrick Chan (CAN) is aiming for a fourth title, but has to expect strong competition. Chan (seasons best 279.72 points) will face current Olympic and ISU Grand Prix Final Champion Yuzuru Hanyu (JPN/seasons best 301.47 points), ISU Grand Prix Final silver medalist Nathan Chen (USA/seasons best 282.85 points) as well as ISU Grand Prix Final bronze medalist Shoma Uno (JPN/seasons best 285.07 points) and 2016 World bronze medalist Boyang Jin (CHN/seasons best 278.54 points). Other contenders include two-time Four Continents bronze medalist Han Yan (CHN), 2017 Universiade silver medalist Keiji Tanaka (JPN) and Jason Brown (USA).

Schedule: Friday, February 17: Men’s Short Program, Sunday, January 19: Men’s Free Skating, Exhibition Gala 

DEAR ALL YOI!!! FANS
  • pls don't make this mistake,, txt post makers everywhere...
  • i saw a few posts about this so i'm here to clarify
  • FIGURE SKATING IS NOT A SUMMER OLYMPIC (tokyo, 2020) EVENT!!!
  • IT IS A WINTER OLYMPIC (south korea, 2018)!!!
  • if you ever have trouble remembering this, when do people usually skate for fun? In winter, hence why it is a winter olympic event.
  • So, good news for us, wether you are a yoi!!! fan or not, we only have to wait 2 years!!!!
  • ((crying bc swimming is in the summer kms))
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Yuzuru Hanyu Senior Programs + Costumes

Short Program   l   Free Skate

Architecture firm Penda and engineering firm Arup have teamed up to undertake the ambitious goal of redesigning the suspension bridge, with their newly commissioned project to build the San Shan Bridge in China. The bridge will be completed in time for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing, and will span across the Gui River connecting Beijing’s city center to Zhangjiakou.

Five questions one year out from Pyeongchang Olympics

Though it seems the Rio Olympics just concluded, the short Summer to Winter Olympics turnaround means the Pyeongchang Games in 2018 are only a year away. Here’s a look at the story lines to follow in the next 365 days:

Will NHL players compete in Pyeongchang?

Will USA keep dominating the X Games-type events?

How will Vonn and Shiffrin look?

What impact will Russia’s doping scandal have?

Will Pyeongchang be ready in time?

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Princess Peach ~ Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games

“Peach is the princess of the Mushroom Kingdom. Although kidnapped many times by Bowser, Peach is going toe-to-toe with the other competitors in the Olympic Winter Games. Nimble and graceful, she has the unique Mid-Air Float ability and the Princess Dash ability that allows her to join in the competition with graceful technique.”

Today in Black History for February 19th

2002 - Vonetta Flowers

Vonetta Flowers became the first black gold medalist in the history of the Winter Olympic Games. She and partner Jill Brakken won the inagural women’s two-person bobsled event.


1996 - Singer Dorothy Maynor dies

Concert singer Dorothy Maynor dies (1910-1996)


1992 - John Singleton, Director

John Singleton,the first African American director to be nominated for the Academy Award is nominated for best director and best screenplay for his first film Boyz N the Hood.


1942 - Tuskegee Airmen initiated

The Army Air Corps’ all African American 100th Pursuit Squadron, later designated a fighter squadron, was activated at Tuskegee Institute. The squadron served honorably in England and in other regions of the European continent during World War II.


1940 - Smokey Robinson born

Soul singer William “Smokey” Robinson born in Detroit, Michigan. Robinson’s first singing group was the Miracles which he formed in 1955 while still in high school. The group’s first success came in 1960 with the hit, “Shop Around.”


1919 - Pan-African Congress Meeting

Pan-African Congress, organized by W.E.B. Du Bois, met a Grand Hotel, Paris. There were fifty-seven delegates sixteen from the United States and fourteen from Africa form sixteen countries and colonies. Blaise Diagne of Senegal was elected president and Du Bois was named secretary.

Ékécheiria 

Noun
eck-a-hear-ia
Origin: Greek
1. “the laying down of arms”
2. Armistice, truce, and cessation of hostilities during the Olympic games

A sequel to Arcadia. Three years later, Luke and Michael are chosen to represent separate countries in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. (having read Arcadia fist is recommended)

Warnings: minor violence, homophobic language, explicit sex

Chapters
one  /  two  /  three  /  four  /  five  /  six  /  seven  /  eight  /  nine  /  ten  /  eleven  /  twelve  /  thirteen  /  fourteen  /  fifteen  /  sixteen  /  seventeen  /  eighteen  /  nineteen  /  twenty  /  twenty-one  /  twenty-two  /  twenty-three  /  twenty-four  /  twenty-five  /  twenty-six  /  twenty-seven  /  twenty-eight

Time to Get Excited Skate Fans!!

The 4 Continents Figure Skating Competition (4CC) is happening this weekend! 

       Here is the broadcasting schedule as listed on the NBC Website: 

                                     (**All times are in EST) 

                         Check your local listings for times and channels

The event is being held at the same rink the Olympic Winter Games will be holding their figure skating competitions, so all the Olympic Hopefuls are heading there to give the rink a test run. This is super exciting because among the athletes skating are some of our favorites! 

Yuzuru Hanyu, Shoma Uno, Nathan Chen, Karen Chen, Patrick Chan, Boyang Jin, Jason Brown, the Shibutanis, and so many more! 

           This is going to be a hell of a show, you guys!