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julieann
04-06-2011, 06:02 PM
Oh goodie, now there's a chance Reynolds or Leonova will have OGM under their belts. :scream:

So? Sarah Hughes has one :eek:

genevieve
04-06-2011, 06:11 PM
So? Sarah Hughes has one :eek:
So? she earned it on her own

Even though I'm not thrilled with this and don't think it will add to the sport, I'll certainly watch it if it comes to pass. I mean, I watched Skating With The Stars, quite unironically :lol:

quebecoise
04-06-2011, 06:14 PM
Isn't that what the individual competition already provides? Specialists (i.e. singles vs pairs/dance)? Unless as someone said they break the competition down to just spinning, certain jumps, some kind of "freestyle" moves, etc - which I sincerely hope isn't the case.

I'm not excited about this in the least.

I completely agree with you about the "elements competitions", I'm sure they won't do that but more as World Team Trophy, but I just want to add those competitions already exists in Canada in local competitions(for learn-to-skate programs to senior bronze and adults). I do some of them for the last 3 years lol. It's really fun! but I won't agree if they do that on olympic level lol.

julieann
04-06-2011, 06:15 PM
So? she earned it on her own

Yes, but so will the other ones. Unless they make a rule where the lowest score doesn't medal the highest score can't do it by themselves can they?
That is why they call it a TEAM sport. Isn't there always a slow runner on a relay team or even one that trips? So that person shouldn't get a medal even if the team wins? Give me a break :rofl:

manhn
04-06-2011, 06:29 PM
What runners trip and still win gold medals?

genevieve
04-06-2011, 06:32 PM
Yes, but so will the other ones. Unless they make a rule where the lowest score doesn't medal the highest score can't do it by themselves can they?
That is why they call it a TEAM sport. Isn't there always a slow runner on a relay team or even one that trips? So that person shouldn't get a medal even if the team wins? Give me a break :rofl:

My point was that your post implied that Sarah had somehow not earned her OGM. And if we're talking about teams, there is a lot more potential for someone with a less-than-stellar performance to medal/win, based on the greatness of their teammates.

peibeck
04-06-2011, 06:37 PM
:scream: I deplore the idea of a team event. But I guess it means more exposure for the sport and money in the ISU coffers, so I can't complain too much. :shuffle:

smartblade
04-06-2011, 06:38 PM
As fans of figure skating I don't understand how people can really dislike the idea...figure skating is a popular major sport during the winter games it only helps develop the olympic movement. Its about promoting diversity and inclusion and i think team events are great for this. And figure skating is winter sports that i think can reach a larger potential of athletes from other countries.

Lots of sports get team events why not figure skating... fyi they added team luge to the olympic program for 2014 and you can probably predict that Germany, Austria and Latvia will medal in team luge just as much as you can predict Can, Rus and USA will medal in team figure skating.

I'd rather watch team figure skating!

Visaliakid
04-06-2011, 06:40 PM
According to Speedy the team event will be held first with a one or two day break before the individual events will begin.

There is some additional information here (http://figureskatersonline.com/news/2011/04/06/figure-skating-team-event-added-to-sochi-programme/)!

One thing for sure, the coming many months here will be filled with yea and nea's on this new Olympic skating event with all it's myriad of reasons, but push comes to shove the great majority of we die-hard fans and a huge number of casual fans WILL WATCH it! :rofl:

manhn
04-06-2011, 06:40 PM
Wth is team luge? Isn't luge a team sport already?

Sylvia
04-06-2011, 06:45 PM
Reuters newswire article: http://www.universalsports.com/news/article/newsid=528406.html

According to the IOC, the figure skating team event will feature teams made up of six skaters: one male, one female, one pairs team and one ice dancing couple. Points will be awarded to each skater/couple, and the team with the highest number of points will be the winner.

gkelly
04-06-2011, 06:47 PM
I like more medal possibilies for skaters!

To achieve that, they could just give separate medals for short and long programs, and make the requirements for each more different.

smartblade
04-06-2011, 06:49 PM
luge is seperate events of Singles Men, Singles Women, and Doubles Men, i'm assuming the team luge event is the best combined runs of all the disciplines.

Cheylana
04-06-2011, 06:50 PM
According to Speedy the team event will be held first with a one or two day break before the individual events will begin.
Wow, now that does sound like a bad idea. :eek:

julieann
04-06-2011, 06:50 PM
What runners trip and still win gold medals?

I guess you don't watch the relay events in sports a lot.