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speskater
03-13-2011, 07:05 PM
Just heard on NBC that the ISU will be issuing a statement about Worlds tomorrow. Many federations have expressed concerns about radiation from the nuclear power plants.

sandra_persch
03-13-2011, 07:11 PM
And you can add a volcano thats blowing again. Sounds more like an apocalybse movie than reality though :eek:

skatemommy
03-13-2011, 07:13 PM
^sadly, I agree with all of this.

victoriaheidi
03-13-2011, 07:13 PM
I keep hearing that the ISU will release a statement "tomorrow." Doesn't this technically mean that some of us could hear later today, due to time differences?

Gidget
03-13-2011, 07:15 PM
I keep hearing that the ISU will release a statement "tomorrow." Doesn't this technically mean that some of us could hear later today, due to time differences?


I read elsewhere that the statement would be made at 6am eastern time, which would be around noon in Europe. I don't know if that is accurate, and if federations and skaters are told beforehand, it's likely we'll know sooner than that.

I suspect that the decision has been made, and that Amodio is correct on his fbook page.

nerdycool
03-13-2011, 07:16 PM
In one of the articles I read, "tomorrow" means those of us in North America will learn of the news in the early morning hours... about 6am EST. So I'm assuming they're going off GST.

ETA - beat me to it!

allezfred
03-13-2011, 07:17 PM
And you can add a volcano thats blowing again. Sounds more like an apocalybse movie than reality though :eek:

Japan is on several fault lines. It wouldn't be normal if it didn't have earthquakes and volcanoes. :lol:

It's 1500km away from Tokyo and has been erupting on and off.

victoriajh
03-13-2011, 07:21 PM
Japan is on several fault lines. It wouldn't be normal if it didn't have earthquakes and volcanoes. :lol:

It's 1500km away from Tokyo and has been erupting on and off.

allefrez- you are braver than I heading over to Japan! flights are all up and running now then? there are still travel adivosries are there not?

floskate
03-13-2011, 07:22 PM
The ISU stated that they would,


release a further statement as soon as possible but latest in the morning of Monday, March 14, 2011 (European time).

So while all the press articles are looking at tomorrow morning CET, it could come sooner and it would probably be wise to do so to stop hours of rumour and speculation.

AxelAnnie
03-13-2011, 07:24 PM
Well...I think we can put a fork in it. I can't see it happening in Japan...the news is worse every day.....and as I mentioned up thread....every resource Japan has is going to be needed for it's people.

As to moving it .. San jose would get my vote.....then I could go....but think about it. Visas. Last minute flight changes and hotels....no advance discounts. Moving it forward a month and a change of location would probably be the best option....then tours could alter their schedules.....everyone tioned s financial hit.....but it is spread around.

what a shame for the skaters and fans....but $hit happens

allezfred
03-13-2011, 07:29 PM
allefrez- you are braver than I heading over to Japan! flights are all up and running now then? there are still travel adivosries are there not?

Travel advisories are just that - advisories. You can't stop people from going. I can see the sense if having a travel advisory for travel to Tohoku and possibly Tokyo area, but for all of Japan is just ludicrous. Sapporo, Nagoya, Osaka, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Fukuoka, etc are all unaffected and there is absolutely no reason for anyone travelling to the above to cancel their plans.

Rock2
03-13-2011, 07:30 PM
I'd just be shocked if they went ahead with world's. As noted, we wouldn't see a full contingent regardless, both on the volunteer/worker side as well as skater side. And I agree, you can't just upload a whole new world's on a week's notice. I'm sure Skate Canada and others are looking into it, but I just don't see this happening.

One thing that does help but only a touch is that there would be learning from 2000 when World's somewhat abruptly moved from AUS to FRA. Much more lead time there but there is some learning/sense of how quickly you can move an event.

The only shred of possibility I can see is if they scratch the planned WTT and hold world's then...although non-competing countries in WTT would have already filled their schedules. But it's the only realistic thing you can even look at.

eleonorad
03-13-2011, 07:30 PM
No way I'm going back to that rink in Bern. Ever. :scream:

That'd be a nightmare!

Loves_Shizuka
03-13-2011, 07:33 PM
LOL was Bern that cold?!

alhrayth
03-13-2011, 07:37 PM
LOL was Bern that cold?!

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