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danceronice
03-24-2011, 02:25 PM
Thank goodness! Now I can go back to worrying about how Ross will do at his first Worlds! (It's been a while since I worked in Boston but they're still our kid! ;) )

I hope the Russian Fed takes a cue from the offer to let Japan be involved with the opening ceremonies. It would be a nice touch.

a56
03-24-2011, 02:26 PM
According to Wiki, it's Russia's 5th Worlds, but only 2nd worlds where all disciplines were present. Oddly enough, the Pairs Worlds were held in Saint Petersburg, Russia in 1908, and Men/Ladies were held in Troppau, Austria-Hungary. Prior to 1906, only men's worlds were held.

1896 Saint Petersburg (Men)
1903 Saint Petersburg (Men)
1908 Saint Petersburg (Pairs)
2005 Moscow (All disciplines)
2011 Moscow (All disciplines)

Jenny81
03-24-2011, 02:28 PM
LOL!!! Surprise! Can't wait to see all the Plushenko banners!


Perhaps we will be able to see several 'Putin banners', too. :D

skategal
03-24-2011, 02:36 PM
YAY!!! Kudos to Moscow for making this happen. This is wonderful news for the skaters and fans too. :rollin:

BittyBug
03-24-2011, 02:38 PM
:cheer2: Russia! :cheer2:

Echoing what marbri said, it was really fantastic to see so many federations willing to step in, and I'm sure that Russia will be an amazing and totally :kickass: host.

Now, if only US Figure Skating would move that pesky Governing Council meeting..... :saint:

Karen-W
03-24-2011, 02:45 PM
I would have been really happy if it had come to the US or Canada but I think it's right that Moscow is the choice. The Russian government came forward last week and offered to host Worlds rather than having it cancelled or moved to October. That was, in my opinion, the real game-changer when everything was up in the air last week. And, besides, as many have pointed out, Russia has hosted Worlds far fewer times than any other country with a strong skating tradition. Good for Russia and Moscow!

Judy
03-24-2011, 02:48 PM
It'll be a bit of a hard hit to the SOI show in Canada who will be down V&M and Sawyer. I'm very glad I didnt buy tickets!!
(no offense but SOI in Canada is not what it used to be with a big group of international skaters).

skfan
03-24-2011, 02:50 PM
Thank goodness! Now I can go back to worrying about how Ross will do at his first Worlds! (It's been a while since I worked in Boston but they're still our kid! ;) )

I hope the Russian Fed takes a cue from the offer to let Japan be involved with the opening ceremonies. It would be a nice touch.


that would be very nice indeed--i was 100% happy with the russia news until i read the turku offer included the tokyo opening ceremony and saw susanna rakkhamo's name and quote. and then i was like, aww.... (happiness decreased from 100% to 95% :)


best news is now all the skaters can plan accordingly.

Ajax
03-24-2011, 02:50 PM
Oh, I'm so happy! :cheer: Best of luck to the RSF for the organization. I'm sure that they will do a :kickass: job.
The skaters must be SO relieved!

quebecoise
03-24-2011, 02:53 PM
It'll be a bit of a hard hit to the SOI show in Canada who will be down V&M and Sawyer. I'm very glad I didnt buy tickets!!
(no offense but SOI in Canada is not what it used to be with a big group of international skaters).

and Cynthia Phaneuf!
I'm also glad I don't have tickets(they are not coming to my city anyway)

I am wondering what skaters will do. I guess they will all go to Worlds and CSOI will have to find new skaters to add to their cast.
I don't think they will change the dates, it will be too complicated.
Good luck to CSOI...

Gidget
03-24-2011, 03:01 PM
From Hersh and Meryl Davis:


``We're all thrilled it will take place this spring,'' U.S. ice dancer Meryl Davis just told me by telephone. ``By trying to hold it as soon as possible, (it) shows the ISU and the federations have been doing all they can for the skaters.''




``It's nice we have a month now instead of finding out we were going next week,'' Davis said. ``We have time to reset our training.''

Davis said she and partner Charlie White, reigning Olympic and world silver medalists, have decided to give up planned appearances on the Stars on Ice tour to concentrate on training for worlds. They would have skated with Stars on Ice between the originally scheduled end of worlds this Sunday and the April 9 end of the tour's U.S. stops.

Stars on Ice producer Byron Allen told me earlier this week all the affected skaters would be let of of contracts because ``their priority has to be their professional career.''

http://newsblogs.chicagotribune.com/sports_globetrotting/2011/03/moscow-new-site-for-world-figure-skating.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

marbri
03-24-2011, 03:01 PM
It'll be a bit of a hard hit to the SOI show in Canada who will be down V&M and Sawyer. I'm very glad I didnt buy tickets!!
(no offense but SOI in Canada is not what it used to be with a big group of international skaters).

Phaneuf was also listed right? They just lost 1/3 of their advertised cast.

millipied
03-24-2011, 03:01 PM
Putin's comments:

"Today I received official decision from Cinquanta. Thanks to ISU for chosing Moscow to host Worlds, We will do our best to make the event successful. We had strong competition from 5 countries and I would like to assure them that their skaters will feel in Moscow like at home. Our figure slating team consists of mostly junior level skaters and this championship is the beginning of an excitng journey to Sochi 2014...."
http://sport.rian.ru/sport/20110324/357435203.html

Domshabfan
03-24-2011, 03:02 PM
So happy finally we are going to have a world championship this season. Good luck for Russia with organising it.

Daria
03-24-2011, 03:07 PM
Jeez. Lady, don't get me wrong, but you're being an annoying sour grape.