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February 19, 2010

A Meissner-eye view

She may be back there and I may be here, but few Marylanders can talk about the Olympics with more authority than Bel Air's Kimmie Meissner, a member of the 2006 U.S. team.

And she'll be spilling secrets at 1 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Sports Legends Museum next to Camden Yards.

Take advantage of talking to the youngest U.S. team member about the Turin Games.

She's a lively interview, good with kids and a truly decent person.

Ask her about "swag," all the free clothing and gear athletes get when they arrive at the Winter Games so they all look alike.

Ask to see her Olympic ring (Kimmie, if you're reading this, be sure to wear it).

Ask her where her Olympic dresses are.

Ask her if the movie Blades of Glory resembles the figure skating world at all.

Ask her who her favorite reporter is (Kimmie, if you're reading this, please say me. My buddy Kevin V already has Michael Phelps and Katie Hoff moved away.)

Just don't ask her if she has a boyfriend. Trust me, she hates that.

Admission to the museum is $6 for adults, $4 for seniors and $3 for children 3-12.

Posted by Candus Thomson at 6:30 AM | | Comments (3)
        

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Kimmie I have been tough on you but I am really pulling for you to get back into things skating wise. I hope you are able to be in Nationals next year. Come to visit us at Rust again if you can in January for the exhibition. A good guy for you? Joe Flacco!
God bless,
Mr. Clay

Kimmie is really great to her fans so get out and support her at this event.I live in
Cleveland and wish I could go.Last year
I sent her a get well card when she was hurt.She sent me a really nice letter and a
signed photo in return.She appreciates her fans you folks are lucky to have her.
I hope she makes a complete comeback.
She is big Beatles fan also.DENNIS

I think that Kimmie Meissner is one of the best skaters today. She is amazing at what she has done since winning in 2004 and going to the olympics in 2006.

i'm a huge fan when i first saw her skate on tv. and she is for what i am hearing the most kind hearted person that you will ever meet.

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Winter Olympics: Olympic Mettle There’s nothing like the Olympics, at once an amazing pageant of supreme athletic sacrifice and accomplishment and bureaucratic pettiness and paranoia. Like Certs, the candy mint and breath mint, the Olympics is a sprint and marathon. Breathtaking speed on the field of play and molasses-in-January mechanics behind the curtain. Baltimore Sun reporter Candus Thomson is at her fifth Olympics, four of them of the winter variety. From the Christmas-like anticipation of the lighting of the cauldron on Feb. 12 to the abrupt conclusion on Feb. 28, when the flame is extinguished, she’ll be watching it all from inside the beast. E-mail Candus.

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