Why Elvis isn't at COI anymore?

Why Elvis isn't at COI anymore?

Post by cdso.. » Sun, 19 Apr 1998 04:00:00


April 17th, 1998
Bad news Elvis fans. An anonymous source talking to me about Elvis said,
"He's not on tour any more. He can't jump from his injury, so he's back home
relaxing." I really wanted to see Elvis in Detroit but it looks like it won't
happen. Elvis, really needs the rest if he wants to be 100% again. His injury
must have been killing him in more ways than one.

So if you don't see Elvis on tour at the COI tour show you went to, you know
why now.

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Why Elvis isn't at COI anymore?

Post by Lorrie K » Sun, 19 Apr 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

>April 17th, 1998
>Bad news Elvis fans. An anonymous source talking to me about Elvis said,
>"He's not on tour any more. He can't jump from his injury, so he's back home
>relaxing."

        I applaud this decision.  He looked really pained at Philadelphia
COI.  So much for the rumor that he was faking the injury.  Some people
resent skaters who pull out of competition but make money on tour.  I hope
those folks notice that Stojko is doing the opposite.
        I wonder what he does to relax that doesn't involve aggravating
the injury.  Presumably the dirt bike is out of the question.

                                        Lorrie Kim


 
 
 

Why Elvis isn't at COI anymore?

Post by Trish O'Bri » Sun, 19 Apr 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

>>April 17th, 1998
>>Bad news Elvis fans. An anonymous source talking to me about Elvis said,
>>"He's not on tour any more. He can't jump from his injury, so he's back home
>>relaxing."

>    I applaud this decision.  He looked really pained at Philadelphia
>COI.  So much for the rumor that he was faking the injury.  Some people
>resent skaters who pull out of competition but make money on tour.  I hope
>those folks notice that Stojko is doing the opposite.
>    I wonder what he does to relax that doesn't involve aggravating
>the injury.  Presumably the dirt bike is out of the question.

>                                    Lorrie Kim


I agree - the crowd was disappointed that he wasn't at the Hershey's Pro-Am last
night, but I'm glad that he's letting the injury heal and not trying to "tough
it out."  I hope he knows that some skatefans respect him as much for *not*
skating.  (Hope that didn't sound too feminine - grrrrrrrr.....)

Trish O'Brien

"Success didn't spoil me; I've always been insufferable."
                                    --Fran Leibowitz

 
 
 

Why Elvis isn't at COI anymore?

Post by bex Hunt » Sun, 19 Apr 1998 04:00:00

There was an article in the "Boston Globe" Saturday, page G12,
by Susan Bickelhaupt about the Champions Tour being in town for
two shows, and it said "Absent from the tour is Olympic silver
medalist, who was slated to skate but is suffering from a groin pull."

 -B

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Why Elvis isn't at COI anymore?

Post by Virginia Blalo » Sun, 19 Apr 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

>>April 17th, 1998
>>Bad news Elvis fans. An anonymous source talking to me about Elvis said,
>>"He's not on tour any more. He can't jump from his injury, so he's back home
>>relaxing."

>    I applaud this decision.  He looked really pained at Philadelphia
>COI.  So much for the rumor that he was faking the injury.  Some people
>resent skaters who pull out of competition but make money on tour.  I hope
>those folks notice that Stojko is doing the opposite.

Indeed! I was really surprised that Elvis was going to be on COI this
early at all. I figured if he was going to do any of the tour that he
would join later on. Maybe Elvis felt some contractual or m***
obligation to give it a shot. I hope he does what is necessary to get
healthy even if it means staying low the whole summer!

Quote:
>    I wonder what he does to relax that doesn't involve aggravating
>the injury.  Presumably the dirt bike is out of the question.

Yes, interesting question. I would rather see him rest period but I am
sure Elvis is hardly the type for that. He seems to get withdrawal
from not skating<G>.

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Why Elvis isn't at COI anymore?

Post by Michalle S Gou » Mon, 20 Apr 1998 04:00:00


: >April 17th, 1998
: >Bad news Elvis fans. An anonymous source talking to me about Elvis said,
: >"He's not on tour any more. He can't jump from his injury, so he's back home
: >relaxing."
:
:       I applaud this decision.  He looked really pained at Philadelphia
: COI.  So much for the rumor that he was faking the injury.  Some people
: resent skaters who pull out of competition but make money on tour.  I hope
: those folks notice that Stojko is doing the opposite.
:       I wonder what he does to relax that doesn't involve aggravating
: the injury.  Presumably the dirt bike is out of the question.
:

Just don't play any f*cking SOCCER, Elvis.
That's definitely one thing about Urmanov's injury/re-injury that I find a
bit hard to deal with!

Michalle

 
 
 

Why Elvis isn't at COI anymore?

Post by Stefani » Mon, 20 Apr 1998 04:00:00


writes:

Quote:
>That's definitely one thing about Urmanov's injury/re-injury that I find a
>bit hard to deal with!

I've lost you there, Michalle.  Do you mean that Urmanov is playing football
despite his groin strain?
 
 
 

Why Elvis isn't at COI anymore?

Post by JTO D » Mon, 20 Apr 1998 04:00:00

There is an article on Slam Skating about Elvis pulling himself out of COI.  He
didn't aggravate his injury, but couldn't do the things he wanted to do.  It
says he hopes to rejoin the tour in a few weeks when he is more recovered.

http://www.canoe.ca/SlamSkating/home.html

                        Jane

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Elvis Stojko- Heart of a Champion web site
http://members.aol.com/dgeorge994/elvis/index.htm
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 
 
 

Why Elvis isn't at COI anymore?

Post by Michalle S Gou » Mon, 20 Apr 1998 04:00:00


Quote:
: writes:

:
: >That's definitely one thing about Urmanov's injury/re-injury that I find a
: >bit hard to deal with!
:
: I've lost you there, Michalle.  Do you mean that Urmanov is playing football
: despite his groin strain?

He re-injured himself playing football/soccer last summer.
Michalle

 
 
 

Why Elvis isn't at COI anymore?

Post by Skataba » Mon, 20 Apr 1998 04:00:00

<<There is an article on Slam Skating about Elvis pulling himself out of COI.
He
didn't aggravate his injury, but couldn't do the things he wanted to do.  It
says he hopes to rejoin the tour in a few weeks when he is more recovered.>>

Does anyone besides me wonder if Elvis maybe felt a little humiliated by the
apparent reception of his humorous Beethoven program in Philadelphia?  I had
read something earlier where Uschi Keszler was worrying that no one would like
it (one of the Canadian newspapers, I guess); and then I read about two or
three reports of the afternoon show that mentioned that people in the audience
didn't seem to respond to it too well.  And then in the evening Philly show,
that number had been dumped and replaced with a typical Stojko rock number.

Well, it sounded like a cute and funny program to ME, anyway, hearing it
described.  Sounded like Elvis was trying to poke fun at himself (and to be
honest, sometimes I think he badly needs to...)   It's funny, Stojko and Co.
seemed to put so much effort over the last couple of years into aggressively
promoting and defending a macho, high-jumping image, that maybe they did their
job too well and the public simply isn't prepared to accept anything else from
him, injury or no injury.  Well, at least Elvis tried...for ONE performance,
anyway...

Why did Elvis even start on the tour if he was too injured to do what he wanted
to do?  Any ideas of when he might be back?  


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Why Elvis isn't at COI anymore?

Post by strawberry_q.. » Mon, 20 Apr 1998 04:00:00

Quote:
>"Why did Elvis even start on the tour if he was

 too injured to do what he wanted to do?"

My guess is that he wanted to get a feel to his skating
 to help him decide about his future. Elvis did say in
 earlier interviews that he wanted to spend some
 time in the tours in the summer to see if he still
 has the love of it to go on in the amateur ranks.
 I hope the Philidalphia visit has helped him with
 his decisions.

Vanessa

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Why Elvis isn't at COI anymore?

Post by JTO D » Mon, 20 Apr 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

><<There is an article on Slam Skating about Elvis pulling himself out of COI.

>Does anyone besides me wonder if Elvis maybe felt a little humiliated by the
>apparent reception of his humorous Beethoven program in Philadelphia?

Humiliated? I doubt it.  Probably just disappointed that the audience didn't
get it.  And, I'm sure, frustrated by not being able to do everything he would
like to do.

Quote:
>Well, it sounded like a cute and funny program to ME, anyway, hearing it
>described.  Sounded like Elvis was trying to poke fun at himself (and to be
>honest, sometimes I think he badly needs to...)

I think he was trying out new areas, creatively, and I agree it's too bad it
wasn't as well received as his traditional rock numbers - at least if we are
going to draw conclusions from one performance. I hear so many people say that
they want to see something different from him and when he does it, they want
what they're used to seeing.

Quote:
>  It's funny, Stojko and Co.
>seemed to put so much effort over the last couple of years into aggressively
>promoting and defending a macho, high-jumping image, that maybe they did their
job too well
> and the public simply isn't prepared to accept anything else from him, injury

or no injury.  

I think Elvis has defended his right to skate the way he wants to skate, not
his "macho" image.  But the majority of casual skating fans 1) don't have any
idea how serious and long term his injury is and 2) do expect huge jumps and
rock and roll from him.  I, for one, applaud him for trying something
different, especially under such circumstances.

 >Why did Elvis even start on the tour if he was too injured to do what he
wanted to do?

I'm sure it has been hard for him to not skate and he probably wanted to get
back on the ice.  Perhaps he thought it would not be as taxing for him
physically as it turned out to be?  I just hope he's recovering nicely and
can't wait to see him back on the ice full strength.

                        Jane

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Elvis Stojko- Heart of a Champion web site
http://members.aol.com/dgeorge994/elvis/index.htm
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Why Elvis isn't at COI anymore?

Post by cdso.. » Tue, 21 Apr 1998 04:00:00



Quote:



> >>April 17th, 1998
> >>Bad news Elvis fans. An anonymous source talking to me about Elvis said,
> >>"He's not on tour any more. He can't jump from his injury, so he's back
home
> >>relaxing."

> >       I applaud this decision.  He looked really pained at Philadelphia
> >COI.  So much for the rumor that he was faking the injury.  Some people
> >resent skaters who pull out of competition but make money on tour.  I hope
> >those folks notice that Stojko is doing the opposite.

> Indeed! I was really surprised that Elvis was going to be on COI this
> early at all. I figured if he was going to do any of the tour that he
> would join later on. Maybe Elvis felt some contractual or m***
> obligation to give it a shot. I hope he does what is necessary to get
> healthy even if it means staying low the whole summer!

> >       I wonder what he does to relax that doesn't involve aggravating
> >the injury.  Presumably the dirt bike is out of the question.

> Yes, interesting question. I would rather see him rest period but I am
> sure Elvis is hardly the type for that. He seems to get withdrawal
> from not skating<G>.

> ***ia
> Visit my skating page:
> http://SportToday.org/

"He seems to get withdrawal from not skating."

That's because Elvis has been a figure skating-a-holic since he was five. You
have probably read last fall about Doug Leigh complaining that he literally
had to pull Elvis off of the ice quite often. Well it's true. It's not money
that makes Elvis skate or contracts or promisses. It's his figure skating-a-
holicness that does it.
 Brigitte, http://SportToday.org/~Gitta/Elvis-Stojko.html

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Why Elvis isn't at COI anymore?

Post by Karl Joll » Tue, 21 Apr 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

>That's because Elvis has been a figure skating-a-holic since he was five.
You
>have probably read last fall about Doug Leigh complaining that he literally
>had to pull Elvis off of the ice quite often.

Hey Elvis has "Frenzies" as well !?!

 Well it's true. It's not money

Quote:
>that makes Elvis skate or contracts or promisses. It's his figure
skating-a-
>holicness that does it.
> Brigitte, http://members.tripod.com/~Gitta/Elvis-Stojko.html

 
 
 

Why Elvis isn't at COI anymore?

Post by DGeorge9 » Tue, 21 Apr 1998 04:00:00

<<Does anyone besides me wonder if Elvis maybe felt a little humiliated by the
apparent reception of his humorous Beethoven program in Philadelphia?>>

"Humiliated" isn't the word I would use.  I've seen several people post that
they thought it was creative and funny -- but the audience response wasn't
great.  Perhaps he was disappointed but I wouldn't think he'd be humiliated --
rather a strong word really.

<< Sounded like Elvis was trying to poke fun at himself (and to be
honest, sometimes I think he badly needs to...)>>

Didn't you see him do 500 Miles last year?  Hound Dog on his last tour?  Did
you see him lay down and play dead when he fell during the Lausanne
exhibitions?  His dancing with Barb Underhill?  I think Elvis knows how to be
playful.

<<It's funny, Stojko and Co. seemed to put so much effort over the last couple
of years into aggressively promoting and defending a macho, high-jumping image,
that maybe they did their job too well and the public simply isn't prepared to
accept anything else from
him, injury or no injury.>>

I don't agree that Elvis or his "company" as you call it, have tried to promote
such an image!  Elvis is usually just answering reporter's questions about
getting in touch with his femine side!  "High-jumping" is not an image, but a
fact!  "Macho" is not an image that I see Elvis promoting.  Was Candle in the
Wind "macho"?  "Love Me Tender"?  "Hound Dog"?

As for what the public will accept, I think you are reading too much into one
performance on one afternoon in one city.

<<Why did Elvis even start on the tour if he was too injured to do what he
wanted to do?  Any ideas of when he might be back? >>

Elvis has said he will be back when he can skate the way he really wants to
skate and when he is healed enough.  As for why he joined the tour, I guess we
would have to ask him.

Donna