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Ahhh, why all the bolding, wiki practice usually just bolds the name of the page. I am going to go ahead and unbold all this and revert. --Geppy 05:36, 1 March 2006 (UTC)
Why was the bit about his band taken out? He is, in fact, in the LA band called The Hammerheads. Also, why is none of the adding/deleting of it recorded in the history? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 03:34, 12 June 2009 (UTC)
I have seen many newspapers repeat that his parents qualified for the 1972 Olympics, but were not allowed to go. Does anyone know how they were to have qualified? The Soviet Olympic pairs team in '72 was very deep: they won two medals and the third place team (who were the Soviet national champions) placed 6th. I have not seen his parents names on any results list from that period. Does anyone have more information or is this just senior-level pair skaters claiming they were competitive for Olympic spots, when they were actually not in the running for the team at all?
This is not to say that Soviet Jewish athletes were not left behind, this is simply a question if this is a true claim. We see many times in every country that high-level athletes claim that they were competing for a spot on the Olympic team, even though they were not, and then blame the fact that they did not qualify on some external factor. In the US, this is sometimes called playing the race card. Is that the case here? Again, I am sure his parents were great professional skaters. But I would like proof they were in contention for the Olympic team other than that they said they were. 188.8.131.52 (talk) 20:18, 13 June 2009 (UTC)
The 1989 L.A. Times article cited (citation #1) states "In 1972, as the nationally third-ranked pair team, they qualified for the Olympics but were not permitted to go because of their religion". Would adding their ranking to the article help explain it? All Hallow's Wraith (talk) 20:34, 13 June 2009 (UTC)
It's unclear how the L.A. Times came up with that ranking. Ludmila Belousova / Oleg Protopopov were the Soviet national bronze medalists that year, not Yelchin's parents. What is the L.A. Times' "nationally third-ranked" statement based on? Hergilei (talk) 05:14, 27 December 2013 (UTC)
I think the Lead section went into too much detail regarding the actor's film appearances. I have edited the section accordingly and this information is available in the body of the article for interested readers.--Soulparadox 15:58, 19 June 2012 (UTC)