Yesterday, there was an article in the Straits Times by Abdul Hafiz, titled "Quit? It can make or break your reputation" where he compares Justine Henin-Hardenne who "quit when she should not have" and Michelle Kwan who "still goes on when maybe it is time to call it a day".
First off, he wrote that Michelle Kwan "is 25 - old for a skater". The next sentence claims that World Champ Irina Slutskaya is one of the favorites. HELLO!?! Irina is 26 going on 27! Ok, fine, maybe Irina is *also* old but still capable??
Next he said that "Kwan did not even qualify for this Olympics. She is only going because she asked for a medical waiver, which was granted by the US Figure Skating Association after watching her skate in a private session last Friday". Uh, the last I know, the medical bye was considered and Kwan was selected on Jan 14! The "private session last Friday" was a session to re-confirm that Michelle would be physically ready.
Finally - and a mistake that CANNOT be forgiven - he wrote "Emily Hughes, Sasha's youner sister". GOODNESS!! What is reporting coming to these days?