Charlie White Writes About The Top 3 Lessons From His Athletic Career He’s Focusing On As A Dad
This year, for the first time in my life, I get to celebrate Father’s Day with my dad and as a father myself. My son is now 7 months old and I’m pretty sure he’s actually just the greatest thing ever. I look at him and see the world in a completely different way. I see a bundle of potential and can imagine so many of the wonderful things he will experience. Yet on the horizon there are new challenges and new opportunities, many of which will change the world my son will grow up in in ways I’ll never be able to understand.
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“O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave,” I mouth the words, watching the American flag being raised over the Olympic Park. It’s February in southern Russia but the evening’s cool rain feels unexpectedly welcome. It’s enchanting. What’s more, it is grounding me in the moment. I close my eyes. Remember. The small drops of water give tangibility to the night. Something I can touch. Something to distinguish this night from all other nights. To distinguish it from a dream. “O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.”
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When Meryl Davis and partner Charlie White retired from competition after scoring the U.S. its first ice dancing gold medal in 2014, she thought her life would slow down.
“To be honest, I think the opposite might be true,” Davis says.
While she does allow herself the luxury of a lazy morning, Davis and White continue to travel around the country to perform their routines for awestruck audiences. Parade recently chatted with Davis about what she thought of the 2018 Winter Games, how her life has changed since retiring and what she’s setting her sights on next.
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Olympic Gold Medalists Meryl Davis, Charlie White On Watching Ice Dancing At 2018 Olympics | TIME
Charlie White feels that he and Meryl Davis have actually improved as skaters since they stopped competing. -Getty Images
Three years after winning Olympic gold in Sochi, Meryl Davis and Charlie White ruled out returning to competition for the PyeongChang Olympics. Their storybook career, however, continues.
The skaters, born nine months apart at the same Michigan hospital, have enjoyed a charmed 20-year partnership. They grew up a few miles from each other. Their heights and personalities were a good fit. They shared the same fierce work ethic.
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Join reigning Olympic Ice Dance Gold Medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White as they discuss the upcoming “Stars on Ice” tour.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Meryl Davis and Charlie White won’t be defending their Olympic ice dance gold medal in South Korea. They’re confident they are leaving U.S. chances in good hands.
The Sochi champions haven’t competed for three seasons, so their announcement Wednesday hardly was a surprise. But their decision, even as archrivals Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir have returned to competition, would seem to place an extra burden on their successors.
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This year marks the 80th season of the Rink at Rockefeller Center. Marking the occasion, Olympic gold medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White talk about their Stars on Ice tour and perform a special dance routine live on TODAY.
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On Jan. 17, Olympic ice dance champion Charlie White posted a screenshot on Twitter of something he’d written “from the heart. “It began, “Words matter. Action matters. The role we play in society matters. These are lessons I learned as an athlete, and they are the words I live by as an Olympian.”
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