Last updated July 31, 2009 1:19 p.m. PT
Olympics out: Kwan chooses school over skating
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Michelle Kwan has chosen school over skating.
The nine-time U.S. champion announced Friday she will not return to competitive skating in hopes of earning a spot at the Vancouver Olympics.
Kwan will pursue a master's degree in international affairs at Tufts University. She already has made several trips as a State Department envoy.
Kwan, a five-time world champion, won a silver medal at the 1998 Olympics and a bronze in 2002. She made the 2006 team but was forced to withdraw because of injury.
She had been working out for most of this year. An appearance at an ice show in South Korea next month - her first in front of an audience in three years - fueled speculation she might try for Vancouver.
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