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millipied
03-23-2011, 09:44 AM
Wow, that sounds cool! This is the first time I have heard the ice quality being changed during a championships. Is it usually done?

millipied, thanks for all the news and quotes you provide from the Russian press. I really appreciate it! :cheer2:

Loving your posts too. Sorry, can not rep:(

millipied
03-23-2011, 09:46 AM
Regrettably, I don't think so. They are hosting a Junior Grand Prix event in Brisbane later this year though. They hosted Junior Worlds in 1988 and 1996. They really should bid for Four Continents and Junior Worlds again in the future. I don't think Australia gets a lot of events because it's just so geographically distant from everywhere; far from Europe, North America, and Asia. However, Australia's influence will get stronger because now they have their own Susan Lynch on the ISU singles/pairs technical committee, a great achievement considering there is no Canadian or Japanese representative on that committee.

I would love Australia hosting more events.

GoldenMichelle
03-23-2011, 10:44 AM
Does anyone have an update on the Kerr's injury? I'm hoping that with the Worlds being pushed back that they might still be able to compete, especially since they never officially withdrew. I don't know how long that kind of injury takes to heal so its probably just wishful thinking on my part.

AxelAnnie
03-23-2011, 10:55 AM
Personally....I am holding out for the snoopy ring in Santa Rosa! (CA). Charles Shultz would be so proud.:hat1::hat1:

Zemgirl
03-23-2011, 10:58 AM
Does anyone have an update on the Kerr's injury? I'm hoping that with the Worlds being pushed back that they might still be able to compete, especially since they never officially withdrew. I don't know how long that kind of injury takes to heal so its probably just wishful thinking on my part.
I don't know about the injury, but the Kerrs appear to be among the few skaters who are (or at least were as of last week) in favor of canceling rather than rescheduling Worlds this season - see their most recent news update on their website.

sk8ers
03-23-2011, 11:01 AM
Have any interviewers asked Cinquanta if the skaters for Worlds could change due to the later time frame? A number of posters are thinking that skaters who were injured and now recovered may get a shot at going which would effectively remove a skater who was due to skate on the original date.

millipied
03-23-2011, 11:04 AM
That's question for Skating Federations not for Cinquanta?

akkto
03-23-2011, 11:49 AM
Regrettably, I don't think so. They are hosting a Junior Grand Prix event in Brisbane later this year though. They hosted Junior Worlds in 1988 and 1996. They really should bid for Four Continents and Junior Worlds again in the future. I don't think Australia gets a lot of events because it's just so geographically distant from everywhere; far from Europe, North America, and Asia. Also, the Australian federation probably still remembers the 2000 worlds incident and may be reluctant to bid for any big events as a result. However, Australia's influence will get stronger because now they have their own Susan Lynch on the ISU singles/pairs technical committee, a great achievement considering there is no Canadian or Japanese representative on that committee.

What happened with Worlds in 2000? :confused:
I know they were first assigned to Australia and then relocated in Nice, but never knew the reason of it

Finnice
03-23-2011, 11:56 AM
It seems now that Cinquanta suggests that the 2012 Worlds would be moved from France to Japan... Gailhaguet says that they gave great symphaty for the Japanese Federation and trust the ISU to make the right decisions. What a domino this will finally be, wow!

morqet
03-23-2011, 11:59 AM
It seems now that Cinquanta suggests that the 2012 Worlds would be moved from France to Japan...

Do you have a source for that? And when would France get their chance to host Worlds? In 2013 and then Canada gets 2014?

Finnice
03-23-2011, 12:03 PM
Do you have a source for that? And when would France get their chance to host Worlds? In 2013 and then Canada gets 2014?

The source is a letter from the French Federation/Nicholas Beudelin to the press. It is only in French, and it does not say if the Worlds 2012, will be moved from France to Japan, only that it is a suggestion.

Zemgirl
03-23-2011, 12:06 PM
The source is a letter from the French Federation/Nicholas Beudelin to the press. It is only in French, and it does not say if the Worlds 2012, will be moved from France to Japan, only that it is a suggestion.
The letter (http://www.ffsg.org/salle_de_presse/documents/communiques_de_presse/1011/Comminuque_FFSG_Mondial_Patinage_230311.pdf) can also be read on the FFSG website.

The politkking going on right now must be epic.

luckiest1
03-23-2011, 12:08 PM
Do you have a source for that? And when would France get their chance to host Worlds? In 2013 and then Canada gets 2014?
Skate Canada has already rejected that suggestion once.

morqet
03-23-2011, 12:12 PM
Skate Canada has already rejected that suggestion once.

Surely it's up to the ISU, and not Skate Canada to make that decision. Obviously it would be wonderful to Japan to be able to have Worlds next year, but it wouldn't be fair if as a consequence France lost out on their chance to host. Moving everything back a year would make the most sense in my opinion.

Proustable
03-23-2011, 12:21 PM
Surely it's up to the ISU, and not Skate Canada to make that decision. Obviously it would be wonderful to Japan to be able to have Worlds next year, but it wouldn't be fair if as a consequence France lost out on their chance to host. Moving everything back a year would make the most sense in my opinion.

So it's probably most fair to give Japan the next available year, which is 2014. My understanding is that (a) the post Olympic Worlds is least desirable and (b) the pre-Olympic Worlds is most desirable, so it definitely seems a snide suggestion on Didier's part to get the 2013 worlds for himself, while sticking a shiv in an old rival. If he really wants to be altruistic, he can give up 2012 and take the next avaliable one, in 2014. Wanna wager on the likelihood of that?

Given that Canada's last two worlds were the pre and post Olympic ones (2001, 2006), I'm somewhat surprised that the country didn't get 2012.

And given that the ISU had to wait for Japan to give up the 2011 worlds before soliciting bids to hold another one, what makes you think that the ISU would override Canada in these circumstances? SC would take the ISU to the Court of Abritration for sports so quickly it would make your head spin.