Finland applies the 2014 Worlds

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Finnice, May 28, 2011.

  1. Finnice

    Finnice Well-Known Member

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    Finland will apply to host the 2014 World Figure Skating Championships.
    They would be in Helsinki.
    I really hope they succes!:kickass:
  2. pollyanna

    pollyanna Don't blink

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    Good luck! :cheer:
  3. MikiAndoFan#1

    MikiAndoFan#1 Well-Known Member

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    Good luck, Finland! :cheer2:
  4. npavel

    npavel Well-Known Member

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    that would be great
  5. a56

    a56 New Member

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    Good luck to Finland! :cheer2: :cheer:
  6. MR-FAN

    MR-FAN Kostner Softie

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    Oh, that would be brilliant!! I really hope they get it!
  7. Hanna

    Hanna Wheeeeeeeeeee

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    My first thought was :drama: for applying for post-Olympic Worlds. But then I realized that it could very well be both Laura & Kiira's farewell competition, so it'd actually be quite fabulous!
  8. hanca

    hanca Well-Known Member

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    I thought Japan was getting that, or am I mistaken?
  9. Eislauffan

    Eislauffan Well-Known Member

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    2014 Worlds would be the next one available for Japan, and they might be interested in it as it could be the farewell competition of some of their top skaters as well. If they apply, I'm sure they'll get it.
  10. a56

    a56 New Member

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    There was an article with a Cinquanta interview where he encouraged Japan to apply for the 2015 worlds. 2015 worlds would be more desirable, I suppose. I don't have the link.
  11. stjeaskategym

    stjeaskategym Well-Known Member

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    That would be exactly 15 yrs since Finland last held Worlds. It's been a long time. I hope they get it!
  12. maija

    maija Well-Known Member

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    I really hope us to get the competition.

    I would be one of the volunteers. That is sure!
  13. hanca

    hanca Well-Known Member

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    Cross fingers for Finland! (much nearer for me than Japan).
  14. Moka-Ananas

    Moka-Ananas Man's Ruin

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    That would be awesome! I have my fingers crossed for Suomi!
  15. Asli

    Asli Well-Known Member

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    YAY! Good luck to Helsinki! :cheer2:

    I always love the post-Olympic worlds. The stress of the Olympics is over and we usually see some first-time chapions. :)
  16. Hedwig

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    That would be awesome! :)
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    TAHbKA Well-Known Member

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  18. lexeoe

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    any idea who else is bidding?
  19. NMURA

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    http://www.sanspo.com/sports/news/110501/spm1105010226002-n1.htm

    According to the JSF director Ito, they are considering to bid for 2014 or 2015 in Tokyo.

    There should be many merits and demerits considerations. The post-Olympic worlds are usually downers lacking some strong contenders and overall motivations. Such situations could be desirable for home skaters to take advantages though, they may prefer 2015 because that would make them more influential on post-Olympic rule changes.
  20. kwanfan1818

    kwanfan1818 I

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    If Japan applies for 2014, then I hope Finland applies for 2015 and gets it.
  21. SmallFairy

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    I heard that Stockholm is applying for Euros 2014, in that case we could get both Euros and Worlds in Euros yay:D:D:D (but I don't think I can afford to go both places...)
  22. JasperBoy

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    Good luck to Finland in their bid for 2014 Worlds. I would love to attend and visit my Finnish in-laws afterwards.
  23. Sulphur

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    I absolutely loved Stockholm and Goteborg back in 2008, and I'd love to visit another Scandinavian city! Fingers crossed for Helsinki!!
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  26. IceIceBaby

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    Finland didn't withdraw, they had an ISU meeting today and Japan got the Worlds.
  27. Hanna

    Hanna Wheeeeeeeeeee

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    Good for Japan. :)

    Finland will probably apply for 2015 and has a good chance to get them, I think. At least it'll most likely be somewhere in Europe since the two previous years are Canada and Japan.
  28. a56

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    I wonder whether the U.S. is going to bid for 2015 or 2016 worlds, or are they going to wait for the pre-Olympics worlds in 2017 just like Canada did with the 2013 worlds? We know that Finland will bid again, but will Great Britain or Germany bid for worlds again? What about China, which has hosted Cup of China, 2 Grand Prix Finals, and 2003 Four Continents, but has never hosted worlds?
  29. lexeoe

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    any info when Japan '14 will be official? will it be Tokyo? or another city like say Osaka?
  30. allezfred

    allezfred Prick Admin Staff Member

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    The Japanese article above said it would be Tokyo.
  31. IceIceBaby

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    So did Stockholm get the Euros 2014? I think the Euro host was also decided on Sunday?
  32. oubik

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    No decision yet, it was postponed.