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Sun Jan 20, 2013, 10:53 PM

Figure skating medalist Michelle Kwan marries in R.I.

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Source: KATU/Associated Press

Published: Jan 20, 2013 at 3:23 PM PST
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Olympic medalist figure skater Michelle Kwan and a grandson of the late U.S. Sen. Claiborne Pell have married in Rhode Island.

Kwan is a public policy envoy with the Department of State and the most decorated figure skater in American history. She won 43 championships, the silver medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics and bronze at the 2002 Games.

Pell works on the national security staff at the White House.

Read more: http://www.katu.com/news/entertainment/Figure-skating-medalist-Michelle-Kwan-marries-in-RI-187677371.html



The wedding was attended by figure skating legends Dick Button, Brian Boitano and Dorothy Hamill. Other notables attending were Gov. Lincoln Chafee, Obama adviser Melody Barnes, Tim Shriver head of the Special Olympics. Sports journalists Phil Hersh of the Chicago Tribune and Christine Brennan attended and tweeted lots of great pix and tidbits about the wedding and reception. I especially loved this one captioned: Dick Button critiques wedding for Michelle Kwan and Clay Pell. If there had been a glitch, Russian judge to blame.
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I have been a huge Kwan fan for many years and am thrilled for the Kween (as we skating fans call her). I think that there's a very good chance that either Michelle or her new hubby might someday be political figures.

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nonpareil Jan 2013 OP
northoftheborder Jan 2013 #1
nonpareil Jan 2013 #4
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Response to nonpareil (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 11:02 PM

1. Thanks for this bit of good news. I always loved Michelle Kwan. She's a really smart, talented,

person, besides her beautiful skating history. I used to avidly watch the skating contests, but seems they are not telecast as much anymore. I never know when they are coming on.

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Response to northoftheborder (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 11:24 PM

4. Not as much skating on tv now, that's for sure

US Nationals have started in Omaha, though, and there'll be tv coverage next weekend on NBC.

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Response to nonpareil (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 11:15 PM

2. I hear the Family Guy theme in my head!

Any time I hear news of RI ... can't help it!

She actually did a FG cameo over a decade ago...

http://familyguy.wikia.com/wiki/A_Hero_Sits_Next_Door

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Response to nonpareil (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 11:22 PM

3. she was better than those who beat her for gold

i don't even remember their names.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:21 AM

5. Tara Lipinski in 1998 and Sarah Hughes in 2002

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Response to nonpareil (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:29 AM

6. Locking

This doesn't meet the SoP of LBN, but could be reposted in Entertainment or The Lounge.

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