Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by tapper88, Mar 11, 2011.
They should be fine. The problem at the moment is that all the phone lines are jammed.
V/T and their coaches are reportedly safe. They arrived in Fukuoka.
I heard Nikolai Morozov and his skaters are in Fukuoka now.
Fukuoka is in South area of Japan and far from North area, so there is safety!
According to media, all railway in Tokyo is stopped today, but the bus service is working.
So I think all transportation will resume within this weekend.
Is that really? There are two major airports in Tokyko and I have not heard news about either of them. All I heard was about Sendai Airport got underwater.
It it not like I listened to every news but if Haneda or Narita got underwater it should get a big attention.
They are saying its the Sendai (sp) airport.
According to net news provided by a newspaper company, Haneda Airport has resumed its operation.
Praying for the people in the affected areas.
Fumie Suguri and Shizuka Arakawa and a few other Japanese skaters have been tweeting for the past several hours and are reporting they are safe. Internet, skype still working for them.
Thank God V/T are safe, but my heart is with all the others, who are not. As Allezfred said, Worlds are not the most important thing right now, the safety and cafreteking of the Tsunami victims is.
My heart is withthem and the Japanese FSU posters.
Are the Japanese skaters all safe? I think Yuzuru Hanyu is from Sendai.
The coverage from Japan looks awful. My thoughts are with everyone affected by the earthquake.
Takeshi Honda tweeted to Shizuka Arakawa that he heard all skaters in Sendai was safe.
I hope this true.
Pray for all people in Japan to be safe.
Praying for everyone in Japan and all areas affected by tsunamis.
Awful. My thoughts are with the people affected.
Who else is in Sendai? Can we have a list somewhere on all the skaters who are confirmed as safe?
Yuzuru Hanyu,and Takeshi Honda are from there.
By the way,ISU has an anouncement about earthquake.
Japan Quake - ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2011 Situation
11 Mar 2011 10:32
March 11, 2011 - 10:15 GMT
The ISU is in close contact with the Japanese Skating Federation (JSF). Based on a first on-site assessment by the JSF we have been informed that the Yoyogi stadium remains in order and the JSF advised that everything will be ready to hold the Championships as foreseen. We will of course continue to monitor the situation closely in cooperation with the JSF and inform of any developments.
That's good news, actually. Sometimes, even when things are very sad it is good to have something positive going on.
It is a good news but wouldn't this be a bit inappropriate for those who are affected in Japan?
the atmosphere of competitions wouldn't be likely to go along with Japan's current tragic situation...
Distraction can be very helpful. Especially if one or more of the Japanese skaters triumph over this tragedy. That could be very memorable.
If the location be changed, I think it's a good thing for that way.
but in Tokyo? they're estimating countless damages and huge efforts to rebuild the area, and with aftershocks that are awaiting for the next few weeks, it's really dangerous to keep going with the event being held in Tokyo.
Any degree of normalcy during times of great tribulation is most helpful to the human psyche.
Edit: Ooops. The link was already posted above. Sorry.
I am praying for all people in Japan, that is such a tragedy
I hope Worlds can help people to forget, atleast for a while.
It would be nice from ISU if they could make some kind exhibition and the profit could go to affected areas...
Maybe. But programs like MJ medley, sassy Latins, tasteless pop songs, and maybe even, Pink Panther, would be really inappropriate IMO. If I heard anyone playing these kinds of music just two weeks after such a tragedy in my country (there's a serious earthquake in China in 2008 which caused nearly 70,000 of deaths), I would cut his/her throat.
Florent Amodio's most recent tweet:
Today Show is reporting the "Tokyo is paralyzed" right now. Not sure how JFS can say so emphatically that Worlds will continue--I would be very hesitant.
Thoughts and prayers for all those affected.
There, as usual, will be aftershocks to this quake. That puts everyone at additional danger. For the safety of all, I can't see worlds proceeding under these conditions.
Worlds will go ahead if infrastructure remains in tact in Tokyo and that seems to be the case. Japanese people are nothing if not resilient and have been through quite a few devastating earthquakes. It is a fact of life if you live there.
good news from Morozov's camp!
the news keeps talking about upcoming dangers and current damages in the area..
oh god, I can only pray and wish well for them.