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Sylvia
03-25-2011, 03:36 AM
ESPN.com article (includes quotes from Ross Miner, Tom Zakrajsek and Meryl Davis): Moving skating worlds is best outcome (http://espn.go.com/blog/olympics/post/_/id/544/moving-skating-worlds-is-best-outcome)

The Moscow Times: Putin Talks Figure Skating and Government Services (http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/putin-pushes-figure-skating-and-services/433713.html)

kwanfan1818
03-25-2011, 04:02 AM
Phil really likes to hear himself talk.
This.

essence_of_soy
03-25-2011, 04:03 AM
He can stick around, although I think now I'll call him 'Fill'
After all, the guy is quantity not quality.

I'll call him Punxsutawney Phil.
Does this man even like figure skating, or does he despise it because one of the other journalists beat him to reporting on the monster truck rallies?

dinakt
03-25-2011, 04:47 AM
I am thrilled. For athletes, who get to compete in the most important competition of the year, and for us, that we will have a complete TV / online coverage. Moscow is the ideal place to gather a lot of fans who are passionate about the sport on a short notice.
Kudos for everybody who made it possible- Japanese Federation, ISU, countries who submitted bids. We were chomping at the bit here, but everybody seemed to have handled it well.

victoriaheidi
03-25-2011, 04:48 AM
I'll call him Punxsutawney Phil.


So what, if he sees his shadow, it's a good year for Mao, and if he doesn't, it's a good year for Yuna? ;-)

:rofl: at the idea-it fits him nicely!

Sally1214
03-25-2011, 04:57 AM
And, as for TV coverage, BOLD IS GOLD in my little world.

Mine too! :cheer:

millipied
03-25-2011, 07:06 AM
Spies in Moscow report that tickets will go on sale on Tuesday!

Celine82
03-25-2011, 07:27 AM
I heard that Russia isn't going to switch to Daylight Saving Time this year. Could anyone in Russia please confirm that?

(Other countries in Europe, don't forget that it starts this week-end!)

jiggs
03-25-2011, 07:34 AM
"It's different, but it's going to be different for everybody" - I agree with Meryl. It will be interesting to see who copes with the situation the best.

I am just glad that Worlds will take place after all. The season wouldn't really have been finished without it. I am sure everyone will skate in honour of Japan.

Lexxandra
03-25-2011, 07:34 AM
I heard that Russia isn't going to switch to Daylight Saving Time this year. Could anyone in Russia please confirm that?

(Other countries in Europe, don't forget that it starts this week-end!)
Russia is going to switch to DST for the last time this weekend.

neptune
03-25-2011, 07:36 AM
"ISU World Figure Skating Championships Moscow, Russia April 24 - 1 May"


Glad they finally settled on a time and place, and I can't say that Russia is a huge surprise. I just knew they weren't going to pick Tahiti. ;)

Hindernisse
03-25-2011, 07:38 AM
I heard that Russia isn't going to switch to Daylight Saving Time this year. Could anyone in Russia please confirm that?

(Other countries in Europe, don't forget that it starts this week-end!)

My understanding was that we should switch back this March (because we went 1h behind in October), but won't switch from October 2011 on.

Marco
03-25-2011, 07:42 AM
Am just wondering how this one month delay will help / hurt certain skaters in terms of their performance at Worlds.

Everyone was obviously thrown off by the timing in terms of peaking for Worlds so I guess the fitter skaters who can sustain their form for longer will be hurt less from the delay.

Skaters coming back from injury / re-adjusting jumps / newly teamed can definitely make use of the extra time: V&M / Asada / V&T [we need some update from Lepisto!!! (or maybe the Zhangs too?)]

The Japanese who were going to enjoy some home advantage will lose that to the Russians, although I am sure everyone will cheer for the Japanese anyway. The Russians will get major brownie points for their Federation stepping up that I think the ladies will regain a 3rd spot, the men will possibly regain a 2rd spot, and at least 1 pairs team will medal.

(more importantly, I am hoping the extra month can help dilute bad memories / negative feelings of Kozuka / Czisny's poor performance from 4CCs)

Celine82
03-25-2011, 07:45 AM
Thanks for the quick replies. I found this to confirm Lexxandra's and Hindernisse's answers:

http://www.worldtimezone.com/dst_news/dst_news_russia25.html


(correct should be "Russia will stick to summer time and not switch to WINTER TIME" - Alexander Krivenyshev, WorldTimeZone.com )


"I decided to cancel the shift to winter time, starting from this autumn," [Medvedev] said.

So Russia is actually going to keep the Daylight Saving Time as their reference time. Interesting!

Cyn
03-25-2011, 07:45 AM
I'll call him Punxsutawney Phil.

Since he's so enamored with his verbosity, it's more like Punks-a-talkin' Phil :blah: :blah: :blah: