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tapper88
03-11-2011, 08:02 AM
an 8.9 earthquake happened in Japan, plus a huge Tsunami. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by this huge tragedy. :(

I was also wondering if Worlds was going to be cancelled or postponed in light of these natural disasters. Anyone know?

skatepixie
03-11-2011, 08:11 AM
No idea. But it would be very odd for it to be canceled/postponed 50 years after the last time it was canceled. *shudders*

Carmen Ovsiannikov
03-11-2011, 08:18 AM
That question came up in the V&M thread. Right now the attention rightfully so is on getting everyone in the effected areas to safety. At least those in the other pacific rim countries will have a bit more warning time than those in Japan.

But afterward, who knows? It's such a tragedy; would the ISU still be concerned with having a figure skating competition? Even if Tokyo isn't really effected surrounding areas will be.

If Worlds was still a few weeks or a month away it might be different but it's going to take more than a week for the Japanese people to clean up and try and get their lives back together. I'm hoping that everyone stays safe and that our Japanese FSUers are okay.

essence_of_soy
03-11-2011, 08:21 AM
My thoughts are with the people of Japan.

But, regarding the World Championships, many months would have gone into its planning, not withstanding the number of people, organisers, athletes, fans, and reporters, who would be coming to Tokyo to see the competition.

Rescheduling at this stage with a week's notice would be impossible.

tapper88
03-11-2011, 08:23 AM
Yeah, I agree- I'm thinking it will either be cancelled or postponed.

Hoping our Japanese FSU posters are okay!

julieann
03-11-2011, 08:29 AM
Unless most of the skaters are already there...Tokyo's busiest airport is mostly underwater :shuffle:

Prayers goes out to all of them!

EDIT: It's ALL underwater.

skatepixie
03-11-2011, 08:32 AM
Unless most of the skaters are already there...Tokyo's busiest airport is mostly underwater :shuffle:

Prayers goes out to all of them!

Prayers to all.

Is that the one that is on a man-made island? My husband says he watched a special on it.

RumbleFish
03-11-2011, 08:34 AM
Preliminaries are only 10 days away and I'd be surprised to see Worlds go on as planned.
My best wishes to everyone effected by this sudden disaster.

Jenny81
03-11-2011, 08:58 AM
Oh my god.....:eek::eek:
I'm very concerned about Japanese safety.

xy3026rosa
03-11-2011, 09:01 AM
Do you

xy3026rosa
03-11-2011, 09:04 AM
Do it have any influence of Worlds? really worry people who live there:( Best wishes~

riveredge
03-11-2011, 09:11 AM
I just saw the news and the reports said that other countries will be affected by tsunami as well in the region. Scary.

NONA
03-11-2011, 09:18 AM
It was very very terrible earthquake, specially Sendai Yuzuru Hanyu's hometown but I hear he's safe.

We are all waiting for the information about World's from Japan Figureskating Federation and ISU.
We need time to tell you more details.

LLOS
03-11-2011, 09:20 AM
This is horrible!! I don't think Worlds can take place as planed...maybe they can move it to an other, not affected city of Japan...or they move it to Canada or so, they may could organise it within a short time since skating is very popular there...

xy3026rosa
03-11-2011, 09:28 AM
It was very very terrible earthquake, specially Sendai Yuzuru Hanyu's hometown but I hear he's safe.

We are all waiting for the information about World's from Japan Figureskating Federation and ISU.
We need time to tell you more details.
:(:(:(:(:(