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Dick Button’s Cool With Twitter—and a Tie

Monday 06:05 GMT

When Japanese phenom Yuzuru Hanyu skated to gold, 88-year-old Dick Button was up watching, and offering his take on the state of modern skating and why Nathan Chen is like Beyonce.

It was half past midnight back at Button’s home in North Salem, New York, but the 88-year-old figure skating icon sounded energized, wide-awake. PYEONGCHANG, South Korea—“I thought it was wonderful skating,” Dick Button said on the telephone.


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