Friday, February 14, 2014

The Olympics Lists (7 of 10): Ice Sports

For those of you in Floyd, Va., a small community 25 miles north of Roanoke, who got 24 inches of snow yesterday, we are curious to know if any of you will find a way to get out of the driveway.

Here is a list of 10 athletes who are athletes at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, now in its seventh day of competition, engaged in ice sports:

1) Sven Kramer (pictured). 27. Netherlands. Men's Speed-skating. Won gold. (In fact, the Dutch won lots of gold in this sport....again!)...........we didn't spell Sven's last name right on our labels, this is the correct spelling.

2) Elizabeth Yarnold. 25. Great Britain. Women's Skeleton. Her competition was completed today, and we would say how she finished, but we don't want to have to issue a SPOILER ALERT.

3) Yuzuru Hanyu. 19. Japan. Men's Figure Skating. See #2.

4) Julie Chu. 31. USA. Women's Hockey. She has been in a Bounty paper towels tv ad.

5) Christopher Mazdzer. 25. USA. Men's Luge.

6) Jennifer Jones. 39. Canada. Women's Curling.

7) Loui Eriksson. 28. Sweden. Men's Hockey. Plays for the Boston Bruins.

8) Alisa Agafonova. 23. Turkey. Ice dancing. Interesting story: She is actually a Ukrainian, but she obtained Turkish citizenship to compete with her Turkish dance partner Alper Ucar.

9) Jason Brown. 19. USA. Men's Figure Skating.

10) Kim Yuna. 23. South Korea. Women's Figure Skating. She is the defending Olympic champion


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