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pani
03-11-2011, 02:49 PM
I don't know what to think about the World Championships, as it's not quite clear yet how much damage was done. I'm waiting for updates tomorrow morning...


Anywhere else, maybe, but as this is in Japan, it IS a major event for the majority of Japanese.

They could remove WCh in Korea.
But how all tickets holders will came to Seul?

Simone411
03-11-2011, 02:50 PM
Worlds may be a major event for Japan but the aftershocks could last for days and it's possible another major quake could come out of the aftershocks.

Harryharry
03-11-2011, 02:50 PM
Back to Japan now: The official Kyodo news agency is reporting that about 88,000 people are missing.

Praying for everyone in Japan.

Mayra
03-11-2011, 02:52 PM
Back to Japan now: The official Kyodo news agency is reporting that about 88,000 people are missing.

Praying for everyone in Japan.

OMG! :( My thoughts are with everyone in Japan.

allezfred
03-11-2011, 02:53 PM
The epicentre of the earthquake was not in Tokyo, it was in the northeast of the country near the city of Sendai about 300km away. While the tremors were very strong in Tokyo, they were not the same as those felt near the epicentre.

Loves_Shizuka
03-11-2011, 02:54 PM
^:( Thank god for me, all my family and friends are OK. My heart and prayers goes out to all affected though. I really hope the death and missing count to stay as low possible.

It's so harrowing atm.

l'etoile
03-11-2011, 02:55 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1365318/Japan-earthquake-tsunami-The-moment-mother-nature-engulfed-nation.html

just to look what is really important at this point, guys.

there are no words for it...

skatesindreams
03-11-2011, 02:58 PM
My prayers and thoughts are with everyone touched by this tragedy, and will continue to be.

Holding the Championships could be an important step in the recovery process.
Tourism is an important part of the infrastructure.
A special performance - to benefit those most affected - seems appropriate, also.

Loves Shizuka, I'm happy that your family are safe.
I hope that all of the members here are, as well.

Simone411
03-11-2011, 02:58 PM
Loves_Shizuka, I'm thankful that you, family and friends are okay. My thoughts & prayers are for everyone affected in Japan. :(

rfisher
03-11-2011, 02:59 PM
I certainly wouldn't be upset if the ISU/JSF decided to cancel, and by the same token would not criticize them if they don't. It's their call. Japan is small in total land mass, but it's actually quite large in terms of spatial distance. The impact of aftershocks in the Tokyo area are small so if my physical geography coursework is still correct, they would not be a consideration given the epicenter of the forequake. Logistics might be a concern. My understanding of Japanese culture is such that the Japanese public would not expect the event to be cancelled because of the quake, although I could be mistaken in that regard. We will have to wait and see what they decide.

RumbleFish
03-11-2011, 02:59 PM
They could remove WCh in Korea.
But how all tickets holders will came to Seul?

It would not be that simple. How are they going to book a venue, reserve hotel rooms, and sell tickets in 10 day span?
Only way possible would be to use hold Worlds in Gangneung where Jr Worlds were held last week. But Gangneung rink is small and located pretty much in the middle of no where hence ISU would have to give up ticketing revenues. I am not even sure they have practice rinks near by that is adequate for Worlds.
IMO, it just is not feasible.

MikiAndoFan#1
03-11-2011, 03:00 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1365318/Japan-earthquake-tsunami-The-moment-mother-nature-engulfed-nation.html

just to look what is really important at this point, guys.

there are no words for it...

:( :( :( Those images are so shocking.

BittyBug
03-11-2011, 03:01 PM
There may be even bigger issues.

Apparently they are having trouble getting coolant to the core of one of the nuclear power plants and have evacuated a mile radius around it...

According to the USGS site, there have been 14 aftershocks 6.0 and over which is not helping matters either.. :(Oh dear lord, please let it be that the worst of this has passed.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1365318/Japan-earthquake-tsunami-The-moment-mother-nature-engulfed-nation.html

just to look what is really important at this point, guys.

there are no words for it...Heartbreaking. :(

julieann
03-11-2011, 03:01 PM
Yuko Kawaguchi and Alexander Smirnov, Vera Bazarova and Yuri Larionov's departure is scheduled on March 19, dancers and single skater fly later, the 21 th. Before the world championships the day of arrival and departure day was one for all, now, the skaters are required to arrive three days before the competition of its kind and after the leave the tournament.
from: http://www.championat.ru/other/news-755875.html

I had to use google translate but that is the gist.

rustica
03-11-2011, 03:02 PM
Back to Japan now: The official Kyodo news agency is reporting that about 88,000 people are missing.


Oh...I don't want to believe:(
Japanese TV says "hundreds of people are missing".

They sey that Kesennnuma city, which has a population of 73,000, is now a sea of fire...