Sunday, February 26, 2006

Olympic doughnuts

A chain of pastry shops in Japan is making Winter Olympic medal-shaped doughnuts to capitalize on ... I mean, commemorate ... the nation's athletic superstar of the hour, Shizuka Arakawa, who won the gold medal in women's figure skating.

Here's an interesting excerpt:

[Arakawa] also hopes to find a boost in the popularity of her sport among the Japanese. Rinks have been closing, including the Konami Sports Ice Rink in Sendai where Arakawa trained. She is troubled by such a trend, which in part has forced her to train in Connecticut much of the time.

—Mellow Monk

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