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Eislauffan
12-30-2011, 06:57 PM
Lets continue our discussion about the Russiam skaters in this new thread. :-)

Yukari Lepisto
12-30-2011, 07:29 PM
http://sport.rambler.ru/news/figureskating/592004711.html

I was told by a friend, that this article states that Plushenko is not granted the exemption to Europeans, can someone please confirm? or maybe deny?

sandra_persch
12-30-2011, 07:34 PM
http://sport.rambler.ru/news/figureskating/592004711.html

I was told by a friend, that this article states that Plushenko is not granted the exemption to Europeans, can someone please confirm? or maybe deny?

some of the german media reports that he is being granted and exemption and can compete at Euros

http://de.eurosport.yahoo.com/30122011/73/pluschenko-darf-em-starten.html

Yukari Lepisto
12-30-2011, 07:38 PM
some of the german media reports that he is being granted and exemption and can compete at Euros

http://de.eurosport.yahoo.com/30122011/73/pluschenko-darf-em-starten.html

yup, I've read the both versions... which one's true though?

Cherub721
12-30-2011, 07:56 PM
I google translated them.

The Russian one http://sport.rambler.ru/news/figureskating/592004711.html says that Plushenko is not eligible to compete due to not having the minimum score, but that Gorshkov plans to ask for an exception.

The German one http://de.eurosport.yahoo.com/30122011/73/pluschenko-darf-em-starten.html says that Plushenko was granted the exception despite lacking the minimum score. So the articles don't contradict. This one has a quote from Mishin saying Plush and the ISU need each other.

Here's an English one http://rt.com/sport/pluschenko-figure-skating-isu-sheffield-european-017/ also saying that Plush got the exemption, with a quote from Gorshkov explaining why Plush deserved it.

But absent from all these articles is a quote from an ISU rep or an official ISU communication. It could very well be that someone mistook Gorshkov or Mishin's comments as saying that the ISU granted the request, and that the other news organizations are running with that. I would rather wait for confirmation from the ISU.

Eislauffan
12-30-2011, 08:16 PM
The Russian Federation said that they have contacted the ISU and asked for permission on Wednesday. I highly doubt that the ISU has already given an official answer to the Russian Federation as we are in the holiday season. I assume that the ISU council will have to discuss this matter and they probably have a telephone conference or something like this. Therefore I think that the decision will be made only next week after New Year.

caseyedwards
12-30-2011, 10:48 PM
The comment of Cinquanta that he should was taken as an ISU ruling to me in some articles which is not the same.

Vash01
12-31-2011, 12:01 AM
Cinquanta said yes but he also said that the ISU committee will have to vote on it.

Nomad
12-31-2011, 12:05 AM
I can't imagine them voting against. Piseev would get mad and have one of his minions type really hard at them.

Maofan7
01-02-2012, 08:30 AM
Here is another article and according to this, Plushenko has been cleared to skate at Euro's:-

Plushenko cleared to skate in European Championships (http://en.ria.ru/sports/20111230/170564533.html)

Great news!

MissIzzy
01-02-2012, 02:00 PM
Here is another article and according to this, Plushenko has been cleared to skate at Euro's:-

Plushenko cleared to skate in European Championships (http://en.ria.ru/sports/20111230/170564533.html)

Great news!

:COP: And that article's from the 30th too and doesn't have an exact quote for what Gorshkov said...ARGH! Is he actually officially cleared here or not? What am I supposed to put on the weekly newsvid here? If these entitled athletic peoples are going to be insisting on being above the rules, the least they can do is not confuse us as to their exact status! :mad::scream::yikes::angryfire :wuzrobbed :drama: :wall::wall::wall:

Eislauffan
01-02-2012, 05:59 PM
I contacted the ISU but their office was closed today. Hopefully there will be an answer tomorrow!

senorita
01-02-2012, 09:30 PM
^ thank you:)

Eislauffan
01-03-2012, 03:34 PM
I contacted the ISU but their office was closed today. Hopefully there will be an answer tomorrow!

The ISU office confirmed today to me that the ISU council has discussed the case and decided to grand Evgeni Plushenko an exception so that he can compete at Euros.

Vash01
01-03-2012, 04:06 PM
Thank you Eislauf fan! That's a great news!