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2010 February Archive | Patrick Chan

Monthly Archives: February 2010

Vancouver: Day 1
Hey Chiddy Fans! What a day! (Eh? Because we are in Canada after all) This has been quite a day so I'll recap what Vancouver is like right now.  Arriving at the airport you see so much Olympic Pride sprawled out on every wall and every corner.  The accreditation station is located inside the airport itself which is pretty cool! I really have to commend VANOC and Translink for the ease of transportation moving in and around Vancouver.  The trains are straight forward and get you everywhere and the buses are also very convenient.  From where...
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En Route to Vancouver!
Finally en route to Vancouver to see Patty skate tomorrow! It is still unbelievable that he's at the Olympics, and he's going to have the skate of his life in T-1 day! Okay maybe not unbelievable but more surreal since its something we've all expected to happen but never really realized how fast this day would come.  Following Patrick's twitter is really interesting, apparently he had a much larger standing ovation after his practice than most people do at other events! imagine the roar of the crowd tomorrow night! Story of the day, of course since...
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Patrick Draws 24th Spot For Short
Patrick will have to wait a while before he gets to show off his stuff. The medal hopeful from Toronto drew the 24th spot in the 30-man field for Tuesday's short program. Reigning Olympic gold medallist Evgeni Plushenko of Russia will get a much earlier start after drawing 10th spot. Plushenko is trying to become the first man in 58 years to repeat as Olympic champion and will be the first of the top men to skate. Turin runner-up Stephane Lambiel of Switzerland skates 19th, followed by Japan's Nobunari Oda and 2007 world champion Brian Joubert of France. World champion Evan Lysacek of...
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2010 Olympics a test of Patrick Chan's mettle
For Vancouver-bound figure skater Patrick Chan, the support of his teachers at École Secondaire Étienne-Brûlé helped him train for the big show. “They had experience with Olympic athletes already so they really helped me when I was travelling,” he said during a conference call from Colorado Springs, Colorado. “They gave me extra time for certain projects and certain tests.” One of Canada’s hopefuls to medal after picking up gold for three consecutive years at the Canadian Championships, North Yorker Chan is happy to be competing in the Great White North. Read More....
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Canadian Olympians: Patrick Chan, Figure Skating
Patrick Chan has a typical teenager’s appetite for burgers and fries, a love compounded by his sponsorship by McDonald’s, and by a belief that, as he told Maclean’s this summer, “I don’t have to watch my diet.” But in recent months, the 19-year-old three-time national skating champion and world silver medallist made some major life changes. Not only did he switch coaches barely a month before the Olympics, but the ex-nighthawk is going to bed at a reasonable hour—and he’s eating his veggies. “I used to eat poor and go to bed late, and the practice days...
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