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Finnice
03-22-2011, 05:13 PM
No use arguing with stupidity. YOU are WRONG. :P In Moscow and St Pete, the hotels (not hostels) are exhorbitant. That's why I'd suggest using my old trick of paying a couple of days in a hostel (to be able to show the documents necessary for a Tourist Visa) and staying with friends (to save money).

The Europeans usually donīt travel with tours, they organize the trips themselves. The (5) Worlds trips I Have been - all in Europe, though - have not been by tours.

So, Celine82 is NOT stupid, vice versa.

martyross
03-22-2011, 05:20 PM
http://community.livejournal.com/ontd_skating/1047738.html

GENIUS... :rofl:

skoppa
03-22-2011, 05:21 PM
USFSA posted this - a chance to vote for your choice among the various bidders:

Vote in this poll: Where would be the best location for the ISU to hold the 2011 World Championships?, http://bit.ly/igNy64


Why no Finland (Turku) ?

let`s talk
03-22-2011, 05:27 PM
http://community.livejournal.com/ontd_skating/1047738.html

:rofl: :lol:

Pratfall
03-22-2011, 05:28 PM
:D "Tro-lo-lo-lo-lo...ah-ha-ha-ha.." :D

millipied
03-22-2011, 05:30 PM
About voting from Hersh via Cinquanta:

Cinquanta said the ISU Council will choose the new site in an email or fax vote Wednesday.

``We have outstanding candidacies,'' Cinquanta said by telephone.
Cinquanta dismissed the idea that Putin's support and his statement regarding the ease of handling the expenses have made the outcome a foregone conclusion.

``We are awarding the championship, not selling it,'' Cinquanta. ``And with the ISU (Council), you never know.''

I asked Cinquanta if he thought Russia is at least the favorite now.

``There are no favorites,'' he said.

Frau Muller
03-22-2011, 05:32 PM
Phil updates his "Impale" story with more quotes from $peedy:

http://newsblogs.chicagotribune.com/sports_globetrotting/2011/03/putin-russia-world-figure-skating-tokyo-earthquake.html

Cinquanta dismissed the idea that Putin's support and his statement regarding the ease of handling the expenses have made the outcome a foregone conclusion.

``We are awarding the championship, not selling it,'' Cinquanta. ``And with the ISU (Council), you never know.''

I asked Cinquanta if he thought Russia is at least the favorite now.

``There are no favorites,'' he said.

Maybe now that Piseev is no longer the President of the Russian Federation, the old 'Alfa Bank Account' withdrawals no longer take place? Oops - I almost forgot, Piseev still is in charge...but with a new title.

HisWeirness
03-22-2011, 05:35 PM
More Speedy gems from the ^article:


Cinquanta dismissed the idea that Putin's support and his statement regarding the ease of handling the expenses have made the outcome a foregone conclusion.

``We are awarding the championship, not selling it,'' Cinquanta. ``And with the ISU (Council), you never know.''

I asked Cinquanta if he thought Russia is at least the favorite now.

``There are no favorites,'' he said.

Then referring to the International Olympic Committee vote for the 2016 Summer Olympics, he added with a laugh, `` ``For me, Chicago was the favorite.''

Chicago lost in the first round.
:lol:

martyross
03-22-2011, 05:38 PM
I'll miss Ottavio's quotes :,( sigh

barbk
03-22-2011, 05:38 PM
Nice to see all the offers roll in. I think the athletes will be happy that there WILL be a Worlds, and that it WILL be this spring -- the location is probably not of nearly so great an importance.

overedge
03-22-2011, 05:40 PM
``We are awarding the championship, not selling it,'' Cinquanta.

BWAHAHAHAHA :rofl: And next week there is a lovely bridge that he would like to give you a great deal on.


``And with the ISU (Council), you never know.''

That's right, because they won't know how to vote until he tells them.

kirkbiggestfan
03-22-2011, 05:41 PM
Isn't it kinda counter-productive for the US to submit 2 locations? Do they vote for a country or for a specific location?

julieann
03-22-2011, 05:42 PM
"We are awarding the championship, not selling it," Cinquanta.

:D

brina
03-22-2011, 05:44 PM
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c213/nastasie/roflbot-AI26.jpg

:rofl: omg.

professordeb
03-22-2011, 05:49 PM
:eek: wtf with this spelling, buddy pani? The stuff like "greate" and "traning" is fine, yeah,.. f... it. These "inteersting," "Russain," "futire," let's count as typos :2faced:. But names of Skaters should, no.. MUST be spelt properly, somehow it speaks about the respect. No? :confused: :rolleyes:
www.isuresults.com/bios/fsbiosicedancing.htm

I believe that English is NOT pani's first language so most of us cut the poster some slack. She would not be the first - nor last - to misspell someone's name. It's usually not a big deal to most of us.