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All eyes will be on Yuzuru Hanyu when he attempts to complete a hat-trick of Olympic figure skating golds in Beijing, but don’t expect that to bother him — Japan’s “Ice Prince” revels in the spotlight.

The two-time defending champion will bring his full megawatt star power to the Winter Games when they begin next week and will be watched around the world by his adoring legion of “Fanyu” supporters.

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