Patrick Chan Olympic News (Part 1), February 2018

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Last updated: Tuesday, April 3, 2018 Whereby we now come, strangely enough, to the end of our hero’s journey to Mount Olympus. Good luck, Patrick! Use the days well!

**Does Patrick have a geopolitical advantage at the Olympics? Use my Olympic Geopolitical Advantage Calculator to find out (link)!

 

February 8-9: Team Short Program Competition and Opening Ceremonies

A rough start due to times and conditions, but Patrick still feels confident! What a gorgeous portrait with the flag (below)!

Patrick Chan Portrait by Nikki Ormerod 2-2018

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Patrick Chan Pre-Olympic News, Jan-Feb 2018

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Last updated: Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Here’s a roundup of all the Pchiddy news happening between Nationals and the Olympics!

***Does Patrick have a geopolitical advantage at the Olympics? Use my Olympic Geopolitical Advantage Calculator to find out (link)!

 

February 4: Off to Pyeongchang!

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Patrick Chan 2018 Canadian Nationals: 10-Time National Champion!

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Last updated: Tuesday, February 20, 2018

This is a special post, because for the first time ever I was able to travel to see Patrick in competition live. It will be a very long post where I will add in some of my personal experiences as appropriate. Also, I will keep updating this post as I sort through my raw footage and photos from the trip. By popular request, see below for more details on how I got Patrick’s autograph!

 

January 14: My Encounter with Patrick

Yes, I am one lucky fan, having witnessed in person Patrick’s record-shattering 10th victory and getting his autograph on my banner!

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Patrick Chan News, January 1-10, 2018

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Last updated: Tuesday, January 16, 2018

 

A hodgepodge of humorous January updates leading to Canadian Nationals – yes Patrick is going, and so am I!

 

January 10: Pre-Nationals Buzz and My Banner for Nationals

Patrick credits his move to Vancouver for new inspiration (article)

I feel confident I’ll be good to go.

“I felt like my environment was taking a toll on kind of my mental well-being, and I wanted to be in a place that I thought was once again inspiring,” Chan said. “One of the biggest things that pulled me towards the west was first of all just being back in Canada and not feeling like such a stranger as I go about my life everyday. And also there’s a lot of things in B.C. that really attracted me. You guys all know I’ve always been a very outdoorsy person, and very much connected to the outdoors and there’s no better place than British Columbia.”

“I can always see the light at the end of the tunnel lately. I was missing that in Michigan.”

My Banner to Cheer on Patrick at Nationals

I created this banner to bring with me to Vancouver – it turned out pretty well and I hope Patrick likes it!

Got my banner to cheer on @pchan31 at #ctnsc18! #patrickchan

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Patrick Chan News, December 2017

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Last updated: Tuesday, January 16, 2018

December has come quickly, and as Nationals and the Olympics approaches I wish Patrick good health and inner peace!

 

December 31: Happy 27th Birthday, Patrick!

Happy birthday to Patrick and a Happy New Year to all of his worldwide fans! Below is the graphic I created for his birthday / new year, but check out the many more well wishes from fans below!

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Patrick Chan News, November 2017

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Last updated: Thursday, November 30, 2017

Patrick has withdrawn from the NHK Trophy and will not be attending the Grand Prix Final this year (a big loss to his Japanese fans). But that does not mean his fans (both professional and casual) are not actively talking about him or preparing to see him the next time he competes. From interviews to music videos to buying tickets, they are committed to supporting him!

 

November 30: Patrick to be in Quebec / A Break from Marina?

On this last day of the month (and therefore the last update to this month-long post) came little tidbits of updates about Patrick for us, the news-starved fans! Hat tip to the eagle-eyed fans who brought some of these to my attention!

He must decide everything for himself… his skating is unique, unforgettable, no one can compare with him.

Skate Canada Challenge, November 29-December 3, 2017

This was the only announcement that Patrick would be in Quebec this weekend that I could find. Skate Canada’s event webpage does not mention the athlete ambassadors.

Patrick Will Be at Nationals and the Olympics

According to PJ Kwong, Patrick intends to compete at both events:

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