February 24, 2018

Rippon Responds on Social Media to Haters Hoping He'll Fail

15 February 2018, 06:10 | Glen Norman

Trump Jr. slams Olympic medalist Adam Rippon

Donald Trump Jr Criticizes Adam Rippon's 'Olympic Experience Not About Pence' Comment

He is not competing as a figure skater in the Olympics right now, nor has he ever competed in the Olympics in any event.

Rippon will next take the ice on Friday for the men's short program.

Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon had a not-so-subtle message for social media haters hoping he'll fail under the intense glare of the Olympic spotlight.

The gay athlete reportedly refused a meeting with Pence in Pyeongchang and has made it clear he has no time for what he believes to be the vice president's views about gay people.

It has many up in arms for talking about a prescription drug so flippantly. About double cheeseburgers and tears under a night sky. "I keep coming back every year, and every year I get better!" His interviews and tweets surrounding the Olympics, and Vice President Mike Pence, have been more exciting than any of the curling events (no offense to curling).

Turkish defense minister meets United States counterpart in Brussels
But he "acknowledged the legitimate threats posed to Turkey´s national security by terrorist organisations", the statement said. Jens Stoltenberg's comments came during a news conference after a NATO Ministers of Defense meeting in Brussels.

Urged to lose weight by his new coach a few years ago, Rippon said he had adopted the diet of three slices of whole grain bread, topped with a bit of margarine, plus three cups of coffee at each meal.

Right now, it's a blast.

USA figure skater Adam Rippon made a splash in his Olympic debut but, just a few years ago, he was struggling to make ends meet.

He goes to press conferences where microphones are put in front of his face, happy to answer any question. "So much fun", Rippon said to NBC's Andrea Joyce. I think that me using my voice has given my skating a greater objective of more than just something that I enjoy to do. The other day I was joking to one of my friends and he was like, you're kind of everywhere now.

"You know, I've worked my entire life for this moment".

IAF aircraft crashes in Assam, 2 pilots killed
The aircraft was reported to have crashed about 20 km away, at Majuli island, counted among the world's biggest river island. The micro-light aircraft crashed soon after it took off from the Jorhat air base on a routine sortie around noon, they said.

Rippon, 28, who is the US's first openly gay Winter Olympics athlete, has impressed people with his frankness in PyeongChang. With his openness and his self-discovery came a more daring approach. I've used my sense of humor as a coping tool. But at the same time, I have this fantastic opportunity to go out onto the ice and show people, 'Hey, I'm a really serious athlete.' I have this huge personality, but I can put that all together, and that's what gives me strength to go out there in front of millions of people and skate.

"I remember a practice with Rafael [Arutunian], and I was like, Raf, I don't like to compete", Rippon recalled at nationals in January. We already know that Adam has a matching tattoo with teammate Mirai Nagasu, but what about his day-to-day routine? Rippon said to USA Today.

"Being here at the Olympics does give me a louder voice", said the skater. It's incredibly powerful, this platform that you can have at the Olympic Games.

Fast-forward four years, and the pair are still hunkering down together. There have been a lot of stories written about that including the vice president's involvement.

Canada holds off United States to win 2-1
They hadn't yet started their taper to peak for the Games. "It hit another level compared to our game previous", Nurse said. We need to go out there and fix the little things we need to work on and continue with the good things we've been doing.

Other News

Trending Now

RECs: Senate confirms Ajidagba, 6 others, stands down 1 nominee
That timetable put the presidential and National Assembly elections first, followed by governorship and state assembly elections. The passage of the report was followed by dissenting voices calling for points of order within the chamber.

Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE) Shares Sold by Cigna Investments Inc
Adobe Systems Incorporated's Average Earnings Estimate for the current quarter is $1.44, according to consensus of 29 analysts. The average twelve-month price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the a year ago is $197.88.

Windows 10: Here's how to get the latest apps before anyone else
This program gives Insiders in all rings access to early versions of Windows apps to test and provide feedback. Windows Insiders who already opted into Skip Ahead won't need to opt-in to the program to preview these apps.

China's Baidu posts 29 percent rise in revenue
Trustcore Financial Services LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Baidu during the fourth quarter worth approximately $109,000. South Jersey Industries, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides energy-related services and products.

(NYSE:FDX) Position Cut by Thomas Story & Son LLC
Perhaps, that suggests something about why 6.06% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors. Stock has got OUTPERFORM rating from 0 analyst (s) whereas last month 2 analyst (s) have given outperform rating.

This is DACA's 'last chance,' Trump says
President Donald Trump holds a meeting on his infrastructure initiative at the White House in Washington , D.C., on February 12. The administration reportedly is considering holding the parade on Veteran's Day, observed annually in the US on November 11.

Trump war budget calls for sweeping cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps
"We are going to charge countries outside of our country - countries that take advantage of the United States", Trump said. Even using the most optimistic forecasts, the public debt will increase significantly during Trump's term in office.

US Vehicle Dependability Climbs For The First Time Since 2013
Winners include the Toyota Prius , which was the top compact vehicle , and the Lexus RX , which was the top midsize SUV . Fiat was the most improved brand, while Infinity made the biggest one-year move by going from 29th place to fourth.

Galliford Try to launch £150m rights issue after Carillion collapse
The fundraising has been fully underwritten by HSBC and Peel Hunt on a standby basis, with Rothschild acting as financial adviser. Peter Truscott , GT's ceo, said: "Linden Homes had a very strong first half, with both volume growth and improving margins".

Litecoin Nearly Doubles Its Value in Under 2 Weeks
Today Litecoin has been on a roll as a double whammy of news has awoken the crypto coin from a long slumbering down trend. Over $2 billion has been traded in LTC over the past 24 hours, and it continues to rise on the long awaited good news .