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04-06-2011, 09:08 PM
Do you like or dislike the idea of a figure skating team event at the Olympics, beginning in 2014 with Sochi?

04-06-2011, 09:10 PM
I don't like the idea.

04-06-2011, 09:23 PM
Why not? Other sports have 3020202 other events that the same athletes compete in, so why not figure skating?

04-06-2011, 09:26 PM
Because figure skating is a unique snowflake unlike other sports :P

04-06-2011, 09:26 PM
One one side, it's good for audience and having more figure skating, but on the other side figure skating is an individualistic sport...

but..wait..will we have new rivalries&drama for being the chosen ones in the team? :glamor::watch:

04-06-2011, 09:28 PM
Because figure skating is a unique snowflake unlike other sports :P


04-06-2011, 09:35 PM
I want to know more details about the event before I decide if I like it or not.

04-06-2011, 09:43 PM
I would only slightly like it as long as it came AFTER all the individual events were over and medals are awarded. THEN have a team event occur.

04-06-2011, 10:12 PM
I'd rather the format be changed to allow for more medals to be awarded.

What about separating out the SP and LP as different events (maybe with a qualifying and final round for each).

What about solo dance (very big in roller skating now, no reason it couldn't ge t a following on ice too)

The team event just seems a way to try to cram the same programs from the same skaters down the public's throat again.

04-06-2011, 10:16 PM
I like it. Time for something new. I'd rather see jump, spin, and moves events in the team competition instead of programs though.

I don't think many countries have a full complement of singles M/F, pairs, and dance teams so it will probably be limited to U.S., Canada, Russia, and Japan.

Also how many times do you want to see the same programs in one event? I know gymnasts do it, but their routines are not 4.5 minutes! If it includes more skaters that would be good.

04-06-2011, 10:53 PM
Disadvantage to countries with only one to two top skaters.

04-06-2011, 11:08 PM
I would actually like to see a few more WTT under the ISU's belt to work out the kinks. Not in 2014 but maybe 2018 or 2022; but in the future for sure.

04-07-2011, 12:30 AM
I like it because it's more figure skating... ;)

04-07-2011, 01:04 AM
I want to know more details about the event before I decide if I like it or not.

Agreed, though I'm leaning towards like.

04-07-2011, 01:08 AM
I need to know the details, but I'm thinking I like the idea. Skating, like gymnastics used to be, is a very individual sport. It's cool for the athletes to be a part of an actual team.

But as I said, I do need more details on this to really be able to speak about it; but for right now, I'm liking the basic idea.