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Mirai Nagasu is the first US woman to land a triple Axel at the Olympics! Why the triple axel is such a big deal. Tonya Harding.


Why the triple axel is such a big deal

Never-Before-Seen Footage of Tonya Harding From the Day Nancy Kerrigan Got Hurt (Remind you of something?) Some people will do anything to win.

(Source) nytime.com

BATTLE GROUND, Wash. — Tonya Harding’s name isn’t Tonya Harding anymore. “My name is Tonya Price,” she said, when she saw me taking notes. In 2010, she had just returned home to Washington from Los Angeles, where she’d been doing another one of the odd jobs she’d collected over the years — color commentary on ill-advised video stunts for the TV show “World’s Dumbest.” She was still in her cute L.A. clothes, still made up, and she went out to Timbers, a local restaurant. She was having drinks with a friend when she spotted one Joe Price, a heating and air-conditioning worker, on the karaoke stage. He was singing “Great Balls of Fire.”

“I’m going, damn, he’s got beautiful eyes,” she said. “I mean the eyes are the center to your soul, O.K.? You might have a nice butt, but I want to see the eyes.” Within weeks she proposed to him. Within those same weeks she was carrying their baby. She had never met anyone so gentle or kind; she had never known a man to just love her, not for her skating abilities or for what she might potentially become, but for her. They married, and she changed her last name, like lots of people do. O.K., I told her. Tonya Price it is.

US figure skaters Tonya Harding (L) and Nancy KerrWe were at a lounge called 38 Below, which is skating-themed. Hockey and figure skates, including a signed pair of hers, hang over the bar, which features a “frost rail” that makes its surface look and feel like an ice rink. “But you should use Tonya Harding in your story,” she said. I told her I probably can’t; if her name is Tonya Price I should call her Tonya Price — paper of record and all that. She objected. “But Tonya Harding is who people know.” Which is a good point. She is Tonya Price but you cannot deny that she is also Tonya Harding. This is basically how this entire story goes: There are facts, and then there is the truth, and you can’t let one get in the way of the other or you’ll never understand what she’s trying to tell you. (more)

Tonya Harding Scandal: Top 5 Facts You Should Know

BREAKING: Woman Spotted Right Behind Pence Could Have KILLED Him! She Was Put There On Purpose! | 🇺🇸TEAM❤TRUMP🇺🇸


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Vice President Mike Pence was at the Opening Ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics, and it started off with a tense scare that had thousands of people nervous. The VP of the United States was sitting in front of Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korea’s Kim Jong-un. Yo Jong was just feet away from the American Vice President during the Opening Ceremony, and it made people nervous because of what happened last year to Jong-un’s half-brother, Kim Jong Nam, who was assassinated.

The controversy is already underway for the Winter Games and the tension between countries is at an all-time high at the moment. It was only days before Pence arrived in South Korea that North Korea was warned they would be smacked with the “toughest sanctions” if they continued testing nuclear weapons or missiles. Reports suggest that Mike Pence did not stand for North Korea, nor does it appear that he and Yo Jong had spoken. North and South Korea have a joint Olympic team for specific events. Pence, his wife, and others were sitting in a VIP box when this occurred. Pence was able to sit in an area with only Team USA representatives, but he chose to purposely sit in the other location so that North Korea would notice him. It is unknown if Jong-un’s sister was placed there on purpose, but the picture shows her face as not appearing very happy. The man she’s sitting next to has a skeptical look on his face and is looking possibly toward Pence’s direction. Nothing happened yet, but it had some people on the edge of their seat.

Pence has allegedly skipped a dinner that included members of North Korea’s leadership. The tension between America and North Korea can be felt across the water as the 2018 Winter Olympics take place. (more)

UNFOLDING NOW: Trump Just Showed Up To Olympics Unannounced – Gets Horrifying Surprise On Arrival | 🇺🇸TEAM❤TRUMP🇺🇸


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The 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea has just begun and has already proven it’s probably going to be the most controversial games of our time. For decades, it has been an honor to represent the United States and the games, but this year seems to be far different. Like many major sporting events since President Donald Trump has taken office, athletes mixed politics with the competition where they don’t belong. Despite that being root cause that completely destroyed the NFL, these top-notch athletes didn’t learn and have now gotten other world representatives on board with their sickening antics.

The president hadn’t planned to show up in South Korea but made a sudden, unexpected appearance today, just in time for the opening ceremonies. No sooner did he show up, he learned what a horrible idea that was. This was for no reason of his own – but the disgusting attitudes that have already presented themselves in Pyeongchang.

When American Olympians don’t even respect our president the nation they are representing at the games, how can anyone expect other countries to do so? It’s part of the reason why all that was negatively said by downhill skier Lindsey Vonn, figure skater Adam Rippon, and now speedskater Shani Davis leading up to the games was so unacceptable and damaging. We’re now seeing part of the results of those disparaging remarks that will likely only get worse over the next few days of the Olympics… (more)