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Old 02-21-2010, 05:23 PM   #58
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Default Re: 2010 Winter Olympics

On a sad note on our friends to the north.:

{Joannie} Rochette's mother dies in Vancouver

ANCOUVER, British Columbia -- A few hours after learning of her mother's sudden death, Canadian figure skating star Joannie Rochette was back on the ice.

Dressed in black tights and a black Canadian team hoodie, Rochette appeared in the runway as the rest of the skaters in her practice session took the ice Sunday afternoon. She wiped her eyes and took a deep breath before stepping on the ice, then gave a little wave at the only spectators who were allowed in the building -- cleared about 45 minutes earlier for the security sweep before the original dance.

Therese Rochette, 55, had a massive heart attack after arriving in Vancouver on Saturday and was pronounced dead at a hospital in Vancouver, said David Baden, Rochette's agent. .....

How horribly sad. My heart goes out to her. To lose a parent at the biggest time of your life. Not that it will make it better, but I hope she wins a medal.

With her coach this morning:
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