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let`s talk
03-18-2011, 01:03 PM
Plushenko, of course!:plush:
True. He is extremely popular in Japan. :cool:

Frau Muller
03-18-2011, 01:46 PM
I would hope that most skaters would donate their time, local hotels would donate rooms, etc.

As for participants: ALL of the Japanese Worlds/Oly medalists ever (that includes Emi Watanabe!), all Japanese-heritage Worlds medalists ever (incl Kristi, Yuko K., Kyoko Ina), and others who are particular favorites of the Japanese people (such as Johnny Weir and...Janet Lynn...even if she just speaks and waves!). In fact, it would be so cool to have a reunion of the medalists from Japan's two Olympics - Sapporo 1972 and Nagano 1998 (those who are still with us, of course...not all Sapporo medalists are still alive...Nepela and Suraikin).

How's that, for starters? :)

B.Cooper
03-18-2011, 02:27 PM
What about a sort of "We are the World" event, with events scheduled all over the world on the same day...with media coverage, and then taped/shown on TV so that fans all over the world could call in/pledge funds etc? Would someone like IMG be willing to head up something like this?

miki88
03-18-2011, 02:47 PM
I would hope that most skaters would donate their time, local hotels would donate rooms, etc.

As for participants: ALL of the Japanese Worlds/Oly medalists ever (that includes Emi Watanabe!), all Japanese-heritage Worlds medalists ever (incl Kristi, Yuko K., Kyoko Ina), and others who are particular favorites of the Japanese people (such as Johnny Weir and...Janet Lynn...even if she just speaks and waves!). In fact, it would be so cool to have a reunion of the medalists from Japan's two Olympics - Sapporo 1972 and Nagano 1998 (those who are still with us, of course...not all Sapporo medalists are still alive...Nepela and Suraikin).

How's that, for starters? :)


Great Idea! It will be great to invite Janet Lynn because of her enduring popularity to Japanese skating fans.

skatesindreams
03-18-2011, 03:12 PM
You beat me to it, with Janet.

Lucinda Ruh, should be invited. also.
She spent much of her early life in Japan.

jkl
03-18-2011, 06:17 PM
And how much would you pay to see them?

The floor is yours......

So where are you looking to have this event? I have a free ticket on Southwest so hopefully I can get there.

Frau Muller
03-18-2011, 09:02 PM
I would have this gala and line-up of stars twice:

1. At the site of the latest Winter Olympics (Vancouver) soon after the next Worlds (meaning, I hope, April/May timeframe). Jkl, hopefully Southwest flies to Vancouver!
and

2. In Tokyo, in the fall, or even winter, once the situation stabilizes. The idea is to get Janet, Rodnina, Tara, Ilya, Johnny et al to Japan, where they are so beloved. This could be a huge success and money-maker to rebuild Japan which will still need help next winter. This is long-term development.

Dancin' Dream
03-18-2011, 09:13 PM
Certainly not Lysacek! I'd assume Japanese people suffered enough already! :lynch:

nursebetty
03-18-2011, 09:37 PM
I vote for the southeast......and all of the skaters, esp. the German pairs team and Kulik and Lambriel.

crzesk8dad
03-19-2011, 04:46 AM
So where are you looking to have this event? I have a free ticket on Southwest so hopefully I can get there.

Go to Ontario, CA

http://www.iceskatingintnl.com/archive/features/2011japan%20benefit.htm

Sylvia
03-19-2011, 04:47 AM
Here's the event thread that's started in GSD :): "Skaters Care: A Benefit for Japan Tsunami Relief" April 3rd in Ontario, California (http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=78040)

misskarne
03-19-2011, 11:54 AM
Well, you HAVE to have as many Olympic champions as you can muster!

Plushenko and Kulik for sure (both beloved in Japan) but I notice a lack of Yagudin in this thread! His autobiography was first released in Japan, they love him!

Maybe they should do a sort of world tour?

kre56
03-19-2011, 05:39 PM
World team member Richard Dornbush trains in Riverside, Calif. He would be a great choice!!