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Published: Monday, Oct. 21 2013 12:54 p.m. MDT

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Booya56
Mapleton, UT

Kindness is not the key to longevity and gold medals. That is not true at all. Kindness has absolutely nothing to do with gold medals.

raybies
Layton, UT

Booya: I would think in terms of a partnership like couples figure-skating, kindness would be an important factor in keeping a duo together. It keeps egos in check, and facilitates cooperation. Where timing and coordination are so key I could see how it's one of those factors that matters but isn't a technical skill that's trained.

fcbenjamin
Chittenango, NY

Actually, Booya, kindness is one of the keys to a successful partnership/relationship, and the success of the relationship/partnership is the key to all those gold medals. Without all the drama associated with other pairs/ice dancers, Meryl and Charlie can concentrate on their skills and art, and this concentration is what sets them apart from almost all of their competitors.

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