The governing body of U.S. Figure Skating wants you to know that the selection of blonde haired, blue eyed 4th place in the Nationals, Ashley Wagner was selected to go to the 2014 Olympics over third place decidedly Oriental looking Marai Nagasu had nothing to do with race. It had to do with Ashley's body of work.
Maybe so, but the cynic in me says Ms. Wagner had to go because she had already filmed a Hilton Honors commercial and it just so happens that Hilton Honors is a sponsor of the U.S. Olympic committee and probably has purchased airtime for that commercial during the games.
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