Shoelaces As Seen In The News

In the News

Shoelaces occasionally make an appearance in the news, where they have been involved in good and bad, happy and sad events. Here's some excerpts from various news stories involving shoelaces.

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News Story Excerpts – 1994

Harding's Travails Give Olympic Skating Final Spin

– The Washington Post (USA), 26-Feb-1994

Skater Tonya Harding shows skate lace to judges (photo: Oregon Live)

Tonya Harding arrived late to the Winter Olympics, never completed a short or long program in practice, ended up a disappointing 10th after the technical program, had a shoe lace snap in tonight's warmup, broke into tears on the ice, never tried her triple Axel and ended up watching Nancy Kerrigan skate from backstage, struggling for breath after vomiting into a trash can.

Full story on The Washington Post website

Ian's Comment: This incident was a bit of poetic justice that came after Tonya was involved in a consipracy to have her team rival, Nancy Kerrigan, knocked out of competition by breaking her leg.

See also a similar incident in 2010.

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