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Brebis
#1 Posted : Saturday, November 16, 2013 4:28:27 PM(UTC)
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Hello, Who thinks that Maria will be a member of the team that takes the flame into the Olympic stadium in February ?

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#2 Posted : Sunday, November 17, 2013 1:50:16 AM(UTC)
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It's possible. Wait and see...

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#3 Posted : Sunday, November 17, 2013 12:24:34 PM(UTC)
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It would be really great ....



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#4 Posted : Monday, November 18, 2013 12:39:25 AM(UTC)
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Depends on how Vlad is feeling on the particular day,I think.

Beautiful picture, Frida. I think it captures Maria in a real and honest moment of emotion. Thanks.
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#5 Posted : Monday, February 03, 2014 4:47:57 AM(UTC)
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Olympics are around the corner ! Will we see Maria in the spotlights Friday during the opening ceremony ? Yes, I do think so as she IS the most famous athlete in Russia at this moment.
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#6 Posted : Monday, February 03, 2014 8:14:10 AM(UTC)
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Yes. It was stipulated, and I think by NBC as well, Maria WILL have a role in the opening ceremonies on the 7th.

NBC Olympics will start broadcast the day before, on this Thursday the 6th, so maybe we will get more information then.
"That's the way the world works... right now." --Maria Sharapova at 17
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#7 Posted : Monday, February 03, 2014 8:47:24 AM(UTC)
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http://tvbythenumbers.za...ic-winter-games/229432/

Found this...


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#8 Posted : Monday, February 03, 2014 9:06:41 AM(UTC)
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http://corporate.comcast...-roster-for-sochi-games


...with a nice picture of Masha this time Brebis:)


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#9 Posted : Monday, February 03, 2014 3:57:01 PM(UTC)
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"Sochi native Maria Sharapova..." "...returns to her hometown of Sochi to make her Olympic broadcast debut with NBC."

LOL! Remember back when we had to argue with the zombies that she had any connection with Sochi? ;)
"That's the way the world works... right now." --Maria Sharapova at 17
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#10 Posted : Monday, February 03, 2014 6:20:09 PM(UTC)
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You realize, of course Mr. Pipkin, that they have changed their tune for solely self-serving reasons. The greater

they can make Maria appear, the greater they think THEY will appear by association.
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#11 Posted : Monday, February 03, 2014 9:23:04 PM(UTC)
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Thank you, app. Absolutely! And still, "the rest of the story" remains hidden because it doesn't work for them.

See (Stuff "they" don't want us to know) thread in Off Court forum. :P


More fluffy, less controversial:
Elena Vesnina: 5 Things About Sochi
http://www.wtatennis.com...na-5-things-about-sochi
"That's the way the world works... right now." --Maria Sharapova at 17
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#12 Posted : Monday, February 03, 2014 11:39:10 PM(UTC)
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We find the text below (in french language) on the french TV magazine « Télé 7 Jours », February/8-14/2014, page 22. I have no time to translate this text. I will be absent from home for about a week. I leave Friday. (I am invited by a friend and I don’t have a laptop.)


« Maria Sharapova, l’enfant de Sotchi :

Portrait. La star glamour du tennis a passé une bonne partie de son enfance dans la ville russe. Elle y revient pour les jeux Olympiques…

Maria Sharapova fera parie des milliers de sportifs présents à Sotchi… Ne croyez pas pour autant que le tennis fait désormais partie des J.O. d’hiver. Non, la championne des courts a été engagée comme consultante par la chaîne américaine NBC. Et pas uniquement pour ses beaux yeux ! Porte-drapeau de la délégation russe à Londres en 2012, elle soutient depuis le début la candidature de la station balnéaire des bords de la mer Noire - qui jouxte les montagnes -, où elle a vécu entre 2 et 6 ans. C’est d’ailleurs ici qu’est né son amour pour le tennis, alors qu’elle regardait son père échanger des balles avec le papa de Yevgeny Kafelnikov, futur vainqueur de Roland-Garros (1996) : ‘‘Je jouais partout, avec n’importe quoi, une vieille casserole, une planche, une poêle. Je jouais tout le temps, je ne pensais qu’à ça.’’ Si bien qu’elle effectue en famille un déplacement à Moscou pour y rencontrer l’ancienne championne Martina Navratilova, en démonstration. Impressionnée par les prédispositions de la gamine, la légende du tennis féminin lui conseille de s’exiler aux Etats-Unis. La virtuose n’a pas 8 ans lorsqu’elle rejoint la Floride, où elle intègre la célèbre Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy, usine à champions qui révéla, notamment, Monica Seles, Andre Agassi et Jim Courier. Numéro 1 mondial à 18 ans, elle occupe aujourd’hui, à 26 ans, le 3e rang au classement WTA, et devient la sportive la mieux payée au monde : plus de 21 millions d’euros en 2013, dont 3 millions récoltés en tournoi, le reste provenant de la publicité, de ses restaurants et de sa marque de bonbons.

Ambassadrice chic et choc de la Russie :

Mais la blonde icône des annonceurs n’est pas qu’une froide businesswoman : Ambassadrice de bonne volonté du programme des Nations unies pour le développement, elle s’est engagée à aider financièrement et moralement la population de Gomel, ville (désormais biélorusse) dont ses parents sont originaires, touchée par la catastrophe de Tchernobyl. Son attachement à Sotchi, la ville de ses débuts, confirme une personnalité plus sensible que son surnom de ‘‘Tsarine’’ : ‘‘Grâce aux jeux Olympiques (du 7 au 23 février) et Paralympiques (du 7 au 16 mars), Sotchi a développé ses équipements sportifs. Une chance pour les gamins de la région, qui n’auront plus besoin, comme moi, de partir à l’étranger s’ils veulent réaliser leurs rêves.’’ » (Frédéric Lohézic)

Une photo de Maria est ainsi légendée : « Maria Sharapova lors des ESPY Awards en 2011, à Los Angeles, événement qui récompense les performances sportives de l’année. »
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We read in the text above : « (…) le reste provenant de la publicité, de ses restaurants… »

Do Maria have restaurants ?
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#14 Posted : Tuesday, February 04, 2014 1:30:44 AM(UTC)
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I think they mean the publicity for her "sugar":)


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#15 Posted : Tuesday, February 04, 2014 5:00:27 AM(UTC)
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The four-time Grand Slam champion lived in Sochi until she was 6 and still has family and friends in the area. She was Russia's flag-bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics, where she won a silver medal.

"I'm going to be showcasing the city of Sochi to a worldwide audience," she said. "I'm going to be with a few different co-hosts around the city, in the village and then I'm going to be doing a few segments in the studio."

...from an ESPN-article during Paris


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#16 Posted : Tuesday, February 04, 2014 10:05:22 AM(UTC)
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Thank you Maria & Tiger. I have been talking about Maria being a tourism and Sochi promoter; of her adding colour

and flavour to the broadcasts. A word that I've been searching for is "SHOWCASING". Perfect. I love it.

I feel better now...
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#17 Posted : Tuesday, February 04, 2014 11:52:15 AM(UTC)
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LOL...


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#18 Posted : Tuesday, February 04, 2014 11:53:11 AM(UTC)
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https://twitter.com/Shar...712889737871362/photo/1

Masha in Sochi:)


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#19 Posted : Wednesday, February 05, 2014 11:55:50 AM(UTC)
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About your links, Crouching Tiger :


* Sugarpova and kids, Porsche and Samsung : the Masha's world !
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