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walei
04-16-2011, 07:54 PM
:rofl:

Wooo I remembered the times :D Also about wearing blue is WROOOOONG for her Aranjuez program because it's about a matador or something :rolleyes:

skatesindreams
04-16-2011, 08:00 PM
It seems that there was plenty of ridiculous "misinformation" going around,

VIETgrlTerifa
04-16-2011, 08:01 PM
I remember on another board there was a member who suggested Kwan hired the streaker because she was jealous of all the positive attention Sasha was getting at that world championships. It was the same poster who had a huge problem with Michelle's dress color of choice for her Tosca program LOL.

There was a poster here that said it served her right. What Kwan must've done in order to deserve that, I still have no clue.

attyfan
04-16-2011, 08:26 PM
^ What's always bothered me was how the commentators made light of what could have been a potentially dangerous situation. It's like they expected her to just laugh it off. :rolleyes:

Were any of the commentators making light of it live? Or was it added in afterwards, when everyone knew that nothing horrible happened?

Also, wasn't the streaker who disrupted Kwan the same guy who disrupted one of the German swimming or diving teams at the Athens Olys? If it was the German team who was disrupted ... serves the German sporting authorities right, IMO.

IceJunkie
04-16-2011, 08:50 PM
IIRC, it was a guy paid by some casino to interrupt sport events and write the casino's name on his chest.


I remember on another board there was a member who suggested Kwan hired the streaker because she was jealous of all the positive attention Sasha was getting at that world championships. It was the same poster who had a huge problem with Michelle's dress color of choice for her Tosca program LOL.

Must be the same person who trolls around YT skating videos with five different usernames and goes on and on about why he/she dislikes MK, even when no one has mentioned her. :lol:

Celine82
04-16-2011, 08:56 PM
Isn't it the same guy that ran to and "grabbed" Roger Federer during the 2009 French Open Final?
(Boy was that scary and it almost ruined the match for Roger - thank God he got back on track and eventually, finally won!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJYyHXcBGco&feature=related

Didn't he also disrupt a major football game? Champions' league final or something like that?

That guy is a smart a$$, not sure how much security can be blamed in the various cases... I know it was pretty much non-existant in Dortmund, I'm pretty sure it's top-notch in some of the other places he's "performed" at.

Mafke
04-16-2011, 09:03 PM
Isn't it the same guy that ran to and "grabbed" Roger Federer during the 2009 French Open Final?
Didn't he also disrupt a major football game? Champions' league final or something like that?
That guy is a smart a$$, not sure how much security can be blamed in the various cases... I know it was pretty much non-existant in Dortmund, I'm pretty sure it's top-notch in some of the other places he's "performed" at.


No. That particular waste of space is named Jimmy Jump (who also disrupted the Eurovision contest last year). Words cannot express how much I hate that jerk.... a would be celebrity whose only talent is disrupting those who've accomplished something.

The sooner he gets the crap knocked out of him by security the better.

Fozzie Bear
04-17-2011, 07:16 AM
Were any of the commentators making light of it live? Or was it added in afterwards, when everyone knew that nothing horrible happened?

IIRC, Dick in particular seemed to chuckle about it since the guy first appeared on the ice. Even if everything was eventually safe, he and the others did not seem to really recognize how frightening that must have been for her.

skatefan
04-17-2011, 08:45 AM
I think that was the first World Championships I ever watched and couldn't understand what on earth was going on - I remember being really impressed with how well Michelle skated following the disruption.

taf2002
04-17-2011, 05:29 PM
There was a poster here that said it served her right. What Kwan must've done in order to deserve that, I still have no clue.

Apparently Kwan had beaten her skater of choice. I did not think Kwan had a bitchface. I thought her initial face was one of terror. She had had death threats & there were a lot of Yuna-like bots at that time. I was really scared when I first saw the guy on the ice & I'm sure she was terrified.

berthesghost
04-18-2011, 02:34 PM
security in Dortmund was nonexistent. The roughest part for the audience to watch was the long long minutes it took for security to respond to the intruder. He and Kwan seemed to be on the ice together for a long time and it's a horrifying indictment to U-Hall that she actually had to take herself out of the situation while security scrambled around like the keystone cops. Guys who literally looked like the maintenance staff where slipping and sliding around on the ice trying to catch this fool who just kept skating away from them. The first few seconds where you didn't know he was just a fool, and she had no idea he was there was horrifying to watch. IIRC Raphael had to call her off as once she saw the guy she seemed a little lost on what to do, and U-Hall was no help whatsoever.

luna_skater
04-18-2011, 07:32 PM
What to prevent this from happening again? Anyone sitting in the front row can just jump over onto the ice at any time. Are there security guards on skates at the competition venues now?

There were when Worlds were in Calgary in 2006. A few people (Rob Davison was one of them) were stationed in the front row right beside the skaters entrance to the ice, with skates on, for the entire competition, ready to jump on the ice if anyone tried anything crazy.

VIETgrlTerifa
04-18-2011, 07:41 PM
Has every Worlds since the incident have had some form of rink security?

lurvylurker
04-20-2011, 01:53 AM
In Washington DC in 2003 (before the Dortmund incident) there were security guards stationed at the boards at the bottom of each aisle. Not wearing skates, but each at least 6 foot tall and muscled to match. I spoke to a couple of them, and they confirmed they were actually active military personnel. Even the ice cream vendors in the concourse were active military. There was stringent bag searching and size requirements, and metal detectors at the entrances, which made for lo-o-ng lines trying to enter the arena, and once inside, if you left your bag at you seat while you left even for just a moment, they would confiscate it as a potential bomb threat. To be fair, this was just a week after the Iraq invasion, so all of DC was at a VERY high level of security.

In Calgary in 2006, as mentioned, there were some (less obvious) security with skates on ready to go if needed.

In Goteburg in 2008, there were at least four sitting in the "moat" (the approx 12 foot wide expanse of ice between the seats and the ring boards that European venues seem to all have) wearing skates. They were dressed as emergency response/medics, but I'm sure they were also security trained.

I didn't see any near the boards in LA in 2009, even though I looked for them (it's become kid of a game to play "spot the security guys" for me). Did anyone else see any security at the boards? (I did see the usual ones at the skaters' entrances and exits, the restricted areas, concourse, etc...just didn't see any at the boards.)

In Torino in 2010, they were again stationed in the "moat", but this time none of them were actually wearing their skates - I only saw them carrying them over their shoulders.

So it seems to me that it's really up to the LOC and/or the venue to decide how much of a security presence they want to have, and how they will be equipped.

Triple Butz
04-20-2011, 02:04 AM
She was in pain, she had a rough qualifying, she got a time deduction in the short, was out of reach for the title by the time she skated, and was interrupted by a streaker.

Gotta have anger. :lol: Lucky she was skating to Tosca and not... Lyra Angelica. Otherwise it would have been the bitchiest Swan interpretation ever.

Huh?:confused: