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  • 07:24:15 pm on March 15, 2010 | 0
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    Rochette’s tribute to her late mother could endanger her career

    Joannie Rochette, the Canadian figure skater who won bronze in Vancouver just days after her mother’s death, is now being pushed around by the International Skating Union (figure skating’s international governing body) because she wants to skate a tribute to her mother.

    Rochette is scheduled to skate at a made-for-television exhibition, “Thin Ice,” performing the routine she did at the Olympic Gala, a skate set to her mother’s favorite song.

    Unfortunately, this event is not sanctioned by the ISU, and they are flexing their muscles in trying to keep Rochette from skating.

    read more http://sports.yahoo.com/olympics/vancouver/blog/fourth_place_medal/post/Skate-officials-may-not-allow-Rochette-to-skate-?urn=oly,227991

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